W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 113xxx
Swiss W+F Bern 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in very good condition with 90% finish. 4/5 Bore (lightly worn rifling). 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard not checked for matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bolt knob matching serial number.
Both bolt knobs are cracked.
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 light gouging on the grip. Heavy pressure marks in front of the rear barrel band and a mild gouge before the front barrel band. The handguard has light gouging on the left side between the rear sight and rear barrel band.
Receiver finish is lightly worn and has light edge wear throughout. Light finish wear and light edge wear on both barrel bands. Light pitting on the magazine plate before the trigger guard.
Receiver is P stamped.
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.