W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 33xxx
Antique Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in good condition with 70% finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Furniture was not checked for matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Bolt bolt knobs are cracked and chipped.
Tiger stripe pattern throughout the stock.
On the right side of the stock, there is a long, heavy pressure mark at the butt. Light gouges around the middle of the stock. On the left side of the stock there is a heavy pressure mark at the center of the butt and a mild gouge lower on the butt. Mild to heavy pressure marks on the forearm between the barrel bands. On the underside of the stock there is a small, deep gouge between the two barrel bands and a heavy pressure mark before the front barrel band. The handguard has light pressure marks throughout and a mild gouge between the barrel bands.
Receiver has heavy finish wear and mild patina. Heavy finish wear on both barrel bands. Heavy finish wear on the magazine plate, trigger guard, and magazine.
Receiver is P 19 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.