W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 143xx7
Antique Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1893, in very good condition with 75% finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 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.
Furniture had been previously sanded and there is very little evidence of the previous wear. The only blemish is a light gouge between the finger groove and rear barrel band.
Receiver has light to mild finish wear. Mild edge wear around the loading slot. Rear barrel band has been polished and is in the white. Front barrel band has mild finish wear. Heavy finish wear on the magazine plate and trigger guard.
Receiver is P 28 stamped, indicating privatization in 1928.
Includes muzzle cover.
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.