W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 47xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in good condition with 70% finish. 3/5 Bore (mild pitting throughout). 1/5 Stock. Furniture not checked for matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine non-matching serial number.
Upper bolt knob is cracked. Lower bolt knob is chipped.
Stock has a large crack around the grip which had been repaired with glue. There is also a large wooden insert found on the left side of the stock before the magazine.
On the right side of the stock, there are heavy pressure marks at the toe. On the left side of the stock, there are a pair of long gouges around the center of the butt. Heavy pressure marks on the aforementioned wood insert. On the underside of the stock there is a heavy gouge to the left of the magazine plate. Heavy gouge at the receiver tang and light gouging at the top of the grip.
Receiver finish is heavily worn and has light pitting throughout. Heavy finish wear on the front barrel band. Heavy finish wear throughout the magazine plate, trigger guard, and magazine. Heavy pitting at the rear of the magazine plate. Magazine plate has an outward deflection between the trigger guard and magazine.
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.