W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 206xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1896, in very good condition with 85% finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Furniture not checked for serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture has been sanded and refinished with a gloss finish.
On the left side of the stock there are light scratches on the grip and remains of a light gouge before the rear barrel band.
Receiver has light to mild finish wear. Mild finish wear and heavy patina over the chamber. Light surface marks between the upper lightening cuts. Light surface marks on the left side of the rear barrel band. Front barrel band has mild finish wear and light patina. Mild finish wear throughout the magazine plate and trigger guard.
No P stamp noted.
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.