W+F Bern Swiss 1889 w/ Bayonet - sn 156xxx
Schmidt-Rubin 1889 in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Handling marks on furniture, including some dents on the left side of the stock above the magazine and marks on the top of the handguard in between the rear sight and rear barrel band. Includes matching serial number M1889 bayonet with scabbard and leather frog. 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.