W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 141xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1893, in good condition with 70% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
On the right side of the stock, there is a light scratch below the bolt release lever. Small pressure mark on the bottom edge of the finger groove. Mild, round pressure mark about halfway between the end of the finger groove and the rear barrel band, and a mild pressure mark adjacent to the rear barrel band. On the left side of the stock, there is a long heavy pressure mark at the comb, before the grip. There are some scuffs on the side of the stock below the receiver and a gouge to the left of a long vertical mark. Light pressure marks scattered along the forearm. On the underside of the stock, there is a light gouge in front of the magazine plate and a mild pressure mark in between the two barrel bands. Handguard has some scattered light pressure marks.
Receiver has fair to moderate finish wear overall, as well as light to mild pitting throughout. Light to mild edge wear around the loading slot. Light edge wear around the lightening cuts. Rear barrel band is in the white and has areas of mild pitting. Front barrel band has moderate to heavy finish wear with some light pitting. Fair finish wear on the front sight and exposed barrel. Magazine plate has mild to fair finish wear. Trigger guard and magazine have mild to fair finish wear and light pitting.
Both bolt knobs are cracked.
Receiver is P 22 stamped, indicating privatization in 1922.
Includes 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.