W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 11xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1891, in good condition with 60% finish. 4/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Tiger striping on the left side of the stock throughout the butt.
Furniture has numerous light to mild pressure marks throughout, as can be expected with a rifle of its age. On the left side of the stock, there are several vertical scratches to the right of the finger groove. There are a few wood beetle holes around the grip. Handguard has a thin chip at the woodline on the right side, in front of the rear barrel band. Heavy gouge on the right side of the handguard before the front barrel band.
Receiver has moderate to heavy finish wear. Patina throughout the receiver, barrel step, bolt assembly, and charging handle. Heavy finish wear and patina on both barrel bands. Heavy finish wear on the magazine plate. Moderate finish wear on the trigger guard. Moderate to heavy finish wear on the magazine. Butt plate is pitted.
Both bolt knobs are cracked.
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.