W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 682xx
Schmidt-Rubin 1889 in good condition with 80% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard non-matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Charging handle knob is cracked. Number 2 in a circle stamped on the comb of the stock. Some surface frost on the rear of the receiver. Furniture has handling marks found throughout, consistent with military service and age. Heavier handling marks found on rear of stock and on the left side finger groove. Receiver is P/08 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.