W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 123xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1893, in good condition with 70% finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Furniture not checked for serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bolt knob matching serial number.
Upper bolt knob is cracked.
On the right side of the stock there are heavy pressure marks in front of the bolt release lever. On the left side of the stock there are heavy pressure marks at the center of the butt. Light gouging below the finger groove. On the underside of the stock there are heavy pressure marks around the trigger guard.
Receiver finish is heavily worn. Heavy finish wear and heavy patina on the rear barrel band. A black coat had been applied to the magazine plate and trigger guard.
Receiver is P08 stamped, indicating privatization in 1908.
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.