W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 22xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1891, in good condition with 50% finish. 4/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Furniture not checked for matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bolt knob non-matching serial number.
On the right side of the stock there are thin gouges at the rear of the butt. Heavy pressure marks on the upper edge of the stock, behind the finger groove. On the left side of the stock there are multiple light scratches throughout the butt and a heavy pressure mark toward the rear of the butt. Heavy gouge underneath the finger groove. On the underside of the stock there is a light gouge between the rear sling mount and the trigger guard. Handguard has light gouges about halfway between the barrel bands.
Receiver finish is heavily worn and has heavy pitting throughout. Heavy pitting on both barrel bands. Mild finish wear and light patina on the magazine plate and trigger guard. Heavy finish wear and mild pitting throughout the magazine.
Receiver is P 21 stamped, indicating privatization in 1921.
Both bolt knobs are cracked.
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.