W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 65xxx
Schmidt-Rubin 1889 in good condition with 60% original finish. 3/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock non-matching serial number. Handguard non-matching serial number. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bakelite charging handle knob is cracked on both sides. Bluing on all blued steel surfaces is worn and light. Long wood grain pattern on stock, with tiger striping near the rear sight on both sides. Furniture finish is dulled, with handling marks found throughout. Receiver is P.28 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.