W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 26xxx
Antique Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in very good condition with 80% finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard not checked for matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number magazine matching serial number. Bolt knob matching serial number.
Top bolt knob is cracked. Bottom bolt knob is chipped.
On the right side of the stock, there are small spots of finish wear before and after the rear barrel band. Light gouge before the front barrel band. On the left side of the stock there is white paint transfer before the rear barrel band. On the underside of the stock, there are heavy pressure marks behind the rear sling mount and light gouges around the rear of the magazine plate. Light gouges on the forearm between the two barrel bands. The handguard has a small spot of finish wear in front of the rear barrel band.
Receiver finish is mildly worn. Heavy finish wear and light patina over the chamber. Light pitting throughout the receiver. Rear barrel band has mild finish wear and light patina. Front barrel band has heavy finish wear and mild patina on the top side. Mild to fair finish wear on the magazine plate, trigger guard, and magazine.
Receiver is P stamped. 20 stamped over the receiver, indicating armory refurbishment in 1920.
Includes leather sling.
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.