W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 63xxx
Good condition Schmidt-Rubin 1889 with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Non-matching stock and handguard serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Charging handle has been refurbished. Some tiger striping near butt of stock. Some frost on rear sight and muzzle. Dents found on furniture near rear barrel band and sticker residue found near front of stock. Receiver is P.10 stamped. Includes muzzle cover and 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.