W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 587xx
Schmidt-Rubin 1889 in very good condition with 90% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Charging handle knob is cracked. Rear of stock has long running wood grain pattern. Furniture overall has light handling marks, especially considering it was manufactured in 1892. Top of the stock at the comb near the butt is stamped with a "1" inside of a circle. Receiver has slight mottling in the finish towards the rear, but is otherwise dark with some light edge wear. Rear barrel band finish is worn. Magazine finish is also worn on the left side and underside. Receiver is P 19 stamped. 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.