W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 66xxx
Schmidt-Rubin 1889 in good condition with 80% bluing (refurbished). 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard non-matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Manufactured in 1892, the second full production year. Rifle has been arsenal refurbished, which includes the charging handle knob and the bluing. Stock has some dents on the underside near the magazine well and trigger plate, as well as around the grip area. Some small pitting found on the trigger plate. Edge wear on the receiver. 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.