W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 167xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1893, in good condition with 75% finish. 4/5 Bore (lightly worn rifling). 4/5 Stock. Furniture not checked for matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Both bolt knobs are heavily chipped.
On the right side of the stock, there is a heavy pressure mark at the heel. Small, mild gouge at the sling mount. Heavy pressure mark at the bolt release lever. On the left side of the stock there are light gouges in front of the rear barrel band. On the underside of the stock, there is a large pressure mark, possibly from being mounted into a vise. Heavy pressure marks between the magazine plate and rear barrel band. Light gouge at the receiver tang. Handguard has multiple small pressure marks on the right side and heavy pressure marks on the left side.
Receiver finish is heavily worn. Both barrel bands have heavy finish wear. Heavy finish wear and light pitting on the magazine plate, trigger guard, and magazine.
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.