W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 337xx
Swiss W+F Bern 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in very good condition with 90% 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.
On the left side of the stock, there are heavy pressure marks around the middle of the butt. Very light gouge below the comb, near the grip. Heavy pressure marks at the woodline near the rear of the receiver. Light gouges on the bottom edge of the finger groove. On the underside of the stock there are deep scratches and mild pressure marks in front of the magazine plate. Handguard has a light gouge in between the barrel bands.
Light pitting at the rear of the receiver. Heavy edge wear around the loading slot. Heavy surface mark on the right edge of the receiver. Both barrel bands have heavy finish wear and multiple surface marks. Heavy edge wear on the trigger guard. Heavy finish wear on the rear face of the trigger guard. Magazine has mild finish wear.
Upper bolt knob is cracked.
Receiver is P19 stamped, indicating privatization in 1919.
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.