W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 202xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1896, in very good condition with 80% finish. 3/5 Bore (dull bore, mild pitting). 4/5 Stock. Furniture not checked for serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Stock has a tiger stripe pattern at the butt.
On the right side of the stock, there is light gouging on the grip. Light gouging around the edge of the finger groove. On the left side of the stock, there are heavy pressure marks at the rear of the butt. Heavy pressure marks on the forearm between the barrel bands. On the underside of the stock there are light gouges around the magazine plate. Heavy pressure marks along the comb of the stock. Handguard has a light gouge and heavy pressure marks in front of the rear barrel band.
All bluing was previously refurbished. Mild pitting throughout. Receiver has light scratches at the rear. Heavy pitting on the 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.