W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 160xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1893, in very good condition with 80% finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Furniture not checked for matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bolt knob matching serial number.
Both bolt knobs are cracked.
On the right side of the stock, there are heavy pressure marks around the finger groove and a sever pressure mark in front of the finger groove. On the left side of the stock, there is a light gouge at the center of the butt. Light gouging in front of the rear barrel band. On the underside of the stock, there are light gouges at the rear of the magazine plate and multiple heavy pressure marks in front of the magazine plate. Light gouging at the rear of the comb.
Receiver has mild pitting and mild patina throughout. Both barrel bands have heavy finish wear. Heavy finish wear throughout the magazine plate and trigger guard.
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.