W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 186xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1895, in very good condition with 85% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Stock is stamped near the heel with an encircled number 5. Handguard has a light tiger stripe pattern. Furniture has very limited handling wear overall but may have been previously sanded and refinished; the Swiss military acceptance stamp on the right side of the stock at is fairly complete but the stamp on the handguard is almost gone. There are a few light pressure marks around the butt. There are also some light pressure marks on the left and right sides of the stock below the receiver.
Receiver has very dark and solid finish. There are some small marks in the metal around the rear of the receiver and there is a small spot of light pitting in between the upper lightening cuts. Both barrel bands have light finish wear and tool marks. Light finish wear on the magazine plate. Mild to fair finish wear on the bottom of the trigger guard and light patina. Magazine has an area of moderate to heavy finish wear on the right side.
Bottom bolt knob is cracked.
Receiver is P 25 stamped, indicating privatization in 1925. There is also a ·6 stamp below the serial number, indicating armory refurbishment in 1906.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
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.