W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 144xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1893, in good condition with 80% original finish. 3/5 Bore (bright bore with heavily worn rifling). 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Stock has various light pressure marks throughout. On the right side of the stock, there is light white-colored scuffing near the butt. There is a long, thin pressure mark found below the bolt release lever and a long, thin scratch below the woodline to the right of the bolt handle. The bottom right edge of the finger groove has a few light pressure marks. Before the rear barrel band there is a small, mild pressure mark between the stock and handguard. In front of the rear barrel band, just below the woodline there is a small, light gouge and a light scratch below and to the left. On the left side of the stock, there is finish wear at the heel and above the toe. There are multiple light marks on the side of the butt, including a long, light pressure mark below the comb. There are a few light white marks near the butt. There are various. marks around the finger groove, including a light gouge on the left side of the groove and a light gouge near the finger groove, below the handguard ferrule. To the left of the finger groove there is a heavy pressure mark and a gouge at the woodline. At the forearm, in front of the magazine plate, there are several light scratches. There is a light gouge near the rear barrel band. The handguard has multiple light pressure marks, mostly found between the two barrel bands.
Receiver has mild finish wear around the loading slot and light edge wear around the lightening cuts and on the rear edge. There are also various small marks in the metal. Rear barrel band has heavy finish wear. Front barrel band has moderate finish wear. Moderate to heavy finish wear on the front sight and exposed barrel. Magazine plate has light to mild finish wear. Trigger guard has mild edge wear and mild finish wear with light patina. Magazine has mild to fair finish wear and light patina.
Bottom bolt knob is chipped.
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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.