W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 190xxx
Swiss W+F Bern 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1895, in good condition with 75% finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard not checked for matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Lower bolt knob has a heavy gouge.
Tiger striping on the left side of the stock at the butt.
On the right side of the stock, there are heavy pressure marks throughout the butt. Heavy pressure marks between the finger groove and rear barrel band. On the left side of the stock there are heavy pressure marks near the rear of the butt. Mild gouge over the rear sling mount. Multiple pressure marks varying in severity below the receiver. Light gouges around the edge of the finger groove. On the underside of the stock there are a pair of small, heavy pressure marks near the rear of the magazine plate. Handguard has heavy pressure marks on the right side between the barrel bands.
Receiver finish is heavily worn. Light finish wear and light patina on both barrel bands. Heavy finish wear on the barrel. Heavy finish wear on the magazine plate and trigger guard.
No P stamp noted on the receiver.
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.