W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 86xxx
Schmidt-Rubin 1889, produced in 1892, in very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Charging handle knob is cracked. Stock has been modified with an extra sling mount installed into the left side of the stock. Furniture has light handling marks and does not have any major dings nor dents, excellent for a rifle approaching 130 years old. Receiver finish is dark with only light edge wear seen around the lightening cutouts and the loading slot. Patina on the rear barrel band and the charging handle. Edge wear on trigger guard and magazine. Dark finish on front barrel band. Receiver is P 30 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.