W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 60xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in very good condition with 90% finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Furniture not checked for matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine non-matching serial number (204755, 1896 production). Bolt knobs matching serial number.
On the right side of the stock, there is a light gouge below the Swiss ordnance stamp. There are a pair of heavy pressure marks near the grip. Heavy gouge between the finger groove and rear barrel band. On the left side of the stock. there are small gouges at the butt around the heel. Light gouges toward the rear of the receiver. Heavy pressure marks around the left side of the finger groove and a thin, heavy pressure mark in front of the finger groove. Light gouging before the rear barrel band.
Bluing had been refurbished. Some sort of copper coloration can be seen underneath the finish wear. Light edge wear throughout the receiver. Light finish wear on the top side of the receiver at the rear. Light edge wear and light tool marks on both barrel bands. Heavy pitting on the trigger guard.
Receiver is P 29 stamped, indicating privatization in 1929.
Both bolt knobs are cracked.
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.