W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 607xx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in very good condition with 85% finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Furniture not checked for serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bolt knob matching serial number.
Upper bolt knob is cracked.
On the right side of the stock, there are light pressure marks throughout the butt. Heavy pressure marks before and in front of the finger groove. Light gouging on the forearm between the barrel bands. On the underside of the stock there are a pair of heavy gouges behind the rear sling mount. Forward of the comb there is a mild gouge. Handguard has a light gouge before the rear barrel band and heavy pressure marks between the two barrel bands.
Receiver finish is lightly worn. Light patina on the edges of the receiver. Light finish wear and light patina on both barrel bands. Light finish wear throughout the magazine plate and trigger guard.
Receiver is P11 stamped, indicating privatization in 1911.
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.