Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture has many light pressure marks throughout. Light finish wear around the butt. On the right side of the stock, there are several light marks around the finger groove, including a hatched area on the upper right that has scraped some of the finish; it appears to possibly be from a vise but there is no corresponding mark on the left side. On the left side of the stock, there are several marks along the woodline below the receiver as well as a couple of light scrapes. There is an encircled number 1 stamped near the heel of of the stock and some light pressure marks along the comb. The handguard has some scattered light pressure marks. On the right side of the handguard in between the two barrel bands are a couple very light to light scrapes.
Receiver has light finish wear throughout. Light to mild edge wear around the loading slot and the upper left lightening cut. Light edge wear on the upper right lightening cut. Mild edge wear along the upper edge of the left side lighting cut. Light finish wear at the rear edge of the receiver. Mild finish wear on the left side of the tangent sight around the screw. Both barrel bands have light to mild finish wear. Magazine plate has light to mild finish wear near the trigger guard. Trigger guard has mild edge wear. Magazine has fair to moderate finish wear and light patina.
Receiver is P/23 stamped, indicating privatization in 1923.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
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.