W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 63xxx
Antique Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in very good condition with 90% finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard not checked for matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bolt knob matching serial number.
Both bolt knobs are cracked.
Nothing to note on the right side of the stock. On the left side of the stock there are a pair of mild gouges toward the bottom of the butt. Heavy pressure marks before the rear barrel band. Long, heavy pressure marks on the forearm between the two barrel bands. On the underside of the stock, there is a spot of dark coloration before the rear barrel band. Handguard has a heavy gouge between the two barrel bands and light gouges toward the front of the handguard.
Receiver has light edge wear and light surface marks throughout. Both barrel bands have light finish wear and light patina. Light surface marks and light edge wear on the trigger guard. Magazine has light finish wear and light patina.
Receiver is P 19 stamped, indicating privatization in 1919.
Includes muzzle cover.
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.