W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 33xxx
Schmidt-Rubin 1889 in very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine non-matching serial number. Furniture has light handling marks, with some sparse dents found throughout. Receiver finish is consistent, with light wear. Minor edge wear on trigger guard. Magazine cut-off/release lever is missing. Cracked charging handle knob. Includes leather sling. Antique; no import engraving.
The Model 1889 rifle is the first in a series of Schmidt-Rubin rifles put into service by the Swiss Military from the 1890s through the 1950s. The revolutionary straight pull bolt design allowed the user to unlock the action and eject a spent cartridge in one motion, then push forward to load the next round, arm the striker, and lock the action, saving time between shots. The 1889 rifle is chambered in 7.5x53.5mm Swiss Gewehrpatrone 1890 (GP90) and is fed with a 12 round detachable box magazine.