W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 54xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in very good condition with 75% finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Furniture not checked for serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Upper bolt knob is cracked. Lower bolt knob was chipped and had been sanded down.
Furniture has had a gloss finish applied. Tiger stripe pattern in the handguard.
On the right side of the stock, there is a light gouge before and in front of the finger groove. On the left side of the stock, there are heavy pressure marks on the toe at the butt. Light gouge in front of the rear barrel band. Light gouging on the comb. Handguard has light gouging scattered throughout.
Receiver finish is heavily worn and has light to mild patina. Multiple light surface marks throughout the receiver. Both barrel bands have mild finish wear. Heavy finish wear and mild pitting on the magazine plate, trigger guard, and magazine.
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.