W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 139xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1893, 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 exhibits light handling wear. On the right side of the stock are a pair of vertical, parallel heavy pressure marks found below the bolt handle. Before the rear barrel band is a vertical gouge at the woodline and running between the stock and handguard. On the left side of the stock, there are two gouges before the grip and multiple pressure marks along the grip. Above the top right of the finger groove is a SIG logo stamped into the stock. Gouge near the woodline, below the handguard ferrule. Heavy pressure mark at the woodline between the stock and handguard in front of the rear barrel band. light gouge fore the front barrel band. The underside of the stock has a few sporadic light pressure marks at the toe. The handguard has a heavy pressure mark on the top side near the Swiss military acceptance stamp. There are a couple of heavy pressure marks in front of the rear barrel band and numerous light to mild pressure marks found in between the two barrel bands.
Receiver has light finish wear throughout with mild patina. Light to mild edge wear around the loading slot and light edge wear around the lightening cuts, and some surface marks in the metal. Both barrel bands have light finish wear and light to mild patina. Trigger guard has light edge wear. Magazine has light to mild finish wear and light edge wear.
Receiver is P 27 stamped, indicating privatization in 1927.
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.