W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 34xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in very good condition with 85% finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Furniture not checked for serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
On the right side of the stock, there is a small group of heavy pressure marks / light gouges at the butt. Light gouging along the comb. Light gouging before the finger groove. On the left side of the stock there is a light gouge near the rear of the butt and a light gouge near the underside of the butt. Light gouge on the grip. Light gouge in front of the finger groove. Handguard has a light gouge in front of the finger groove.
Receiver has light to mild finish wear and mild edge wear throughout. Heavy finish wear on the base of the barrel. Both barrel bands have heavy finish wear. Heavy finish wear on the trigger guard.
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.