W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 106xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in good condition with 60% finish. 4/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Furniture not checked for serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Barrel appears to be a replacement as it is unserialized.
On the right side of the stock, there is a heavy gouge on the forearm between the barrel bands. On the left side of the stock there is al ight gouge in the grip. Heavy pressure mark between the barrel bands. Multiple light gouges at the rear of the comb. Finish on the handguard between the barrel bands has been worn off.
Receiver finish is lightly worn. Mild edge wear around the loading slot. Light surface marks on the front edge of the loading slot. Barrel is completely in the white.
No P stamp noted.
Includes muzzle cover.
Antique; no import engraving. See our How To Order page for ordering instructions.
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.