W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 210xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1897, in very good condition with 80% finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Furniture not checked for serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bolt knob matching serial number.
Both bolt knobs are cracked.
On the right side of the stock, there are light gouges at the rear of the butt near the comb. Mild gouge between the barrel bands toward the underside. On the left side of the stock there are various light gouges throughout the butt. Heavy pressure mark and light gouge on the grip. Light gouge in front of the rear barrel band. On the underside of the stock, there are deep scratches in front of the magazine plate and a light gouge between the two barrel bands. Small 1/4" crack at the receiver tang. Handguard has multiple heavy pressure marks and light gouges between the barrel bands.
Receiver finish is lightly worn. Mild edge wear throughout the receiver. Heavy finish wear on both barrel bands. Light finish wear and light pitting on the magazine plate and trigger guard.
Receiver is P27 stamped, indicating privatization in 1927.
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.