W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 36xxx
Schmidt-Rubin 1889, produced in 1892, is in good condition with 70% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bore is bright with sharp rifling but light pitting is present. Bottom charging handle knob is cracked, top charging handle knob is chipped. Furniture is very clean for its age, with only a few pressure marks found scattered throughout the stock. Stock has a few different colorations in the finish due to different wood finishes applied over time. There are also a couple small dots of colored paint. Receiver has fairly dark bluing with patina, with edge wear on the lightening cuts and around the loading slot, as well as some unevenness due to some finish wear toward the rear of the receiver. Brown patina on both barrel bands. Trigger plate has brown patina with the bluing wearing toward the rear. Bottom of the trigger guard is in the white. Magazine finish is thinning and has edge wear and brown patina. Magazine disconnect has brown patina. Includes muzzle cover. 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.