W+F Bern Swiss 1889 w/ matching bayonet - sn 99xxx
Antique. Excellent condition with 95% original finish. 4/5 Bore, 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. There is a slight gouge at the front of the handguard, behind the front sling band. Includes matching serial number M1899 bayonet marked "Maschinfabrin Bern," which is the precursor to Waffenfabrik Bern, without leather frog. Also includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
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.