W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 65xxx
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.
Both bolt knobs have multiple cracks.
On the right side of the stock, there are light gouges near the toe and the heel. Heavy pressure mark near the magazine catch. Small, deep gouge in front of the finger groove. On the left side of the stock there is a light gouge at the woodline near the lightening cut on the receiver. Light gouges in front of the finger groove. On the underside of the stock there are light and mild gouges near the rear sling mount. Light gouging in front of the magazine plate. Light gouging on the forearm between the barrel bands. The handguard has light gouging between the barrel bands.
Receiver finish is mildly worn on the left side. Multiple surface marks and light pitting throughout the receiver. Light finish wear on both barrel bands. Light to mild finish wear on 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.