W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 200xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1896, in very good condition with 80% finish. 4/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Furniture not checked for serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
On the right side of the stock, there are light gouges on the butt near the grip. Heavy pressure mark before the rear barrel band. On the left side of the stock, there are heavy pressure marks at the rear of the stock. Pair of heavy pressure marks near the front of the comb. Heavy pressure marks above the trigger. Light gouging in front of the front barrel band. On the underside of the stock there are heavy pressure marks at the butt. Heavy gouging at the heel.
Receiver finish is mildly worn and has light pitting throughout. Both barrel bands have heavy finish wear and light pitting. Heavy finish wear and light to mild pitting on 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.