W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 339xx
Swiss W+F Bern 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, very good condition with 85% finish. 5/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard not checked for matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Both bolt knobs are cracked.
On the right side of the stock, there is a large, heavy pressure mark and a small, deep gouge at the butt, below the Swiss ordnance stamp. Heavy gouge before the rear barrel band. On the left side of the stock, there is a large chip at the heel. Heavy pressure marks around the rear of the butt. Small gouges on the right edge of the finger groove. Multiple light gouges on the forearm between the barrel bands. Heavy pressure marks and light gouges on the underside of the stock between the magazine plate and the rear barrel band. Group of large pressure marks around the center of the comb.
Receiver has mild edge wear throughout. Light surface marks throughout the receiver. Heavy finish wear on both barrel bands. Multiple spots of light pitting throughout the trigger guard.
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.