W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 146xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1893, in good condition with 75% finish. 4/5 Bore (light pitting throughout). 4/5 Stock. Furniture not checked for serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Lower bolt knob is cracked and chipped.
Tiger stripe pattern throughout the handguard.
On the right side of the stock, there are light gouges throughout the butt. Heavy pressure marks on the grip. Heavy gouge on the forearm between the barrel bands. On the left side of the stock there are heavy pressure marks and light gouges throughout the butt. Heavy gouges before the rear barrel band. Light gouge in front of the rear barrel band. On the underside of the stock there are light gouges in front of the rear sling mount. Heavy pressure marks near the magazine. Handguard has light gouges throughout and a heavy gouge on the rear half.
Receiver finish is mildly worn. Heavy patina and light pitting throughout the receiver. Heavy finish wear and mild pitting on both barrel bands. Mild finish wear, heavy patina, and light pitting on the magazine plate and trigger guard.
No P stamp noted.
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.