W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 665xx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in good condition with 75% finish. 4/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Furniture not checked for serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
On the right side of the stock, there are heavy gouges throughout the upper area of the butt. Heavy pressure marks near the magazine lever. Heavy pressure marks between the finger groove and the rear barrel band. Light gouges in front of the rear barrel band. On the left side of the stock there are heavy pressure marks throughout the butt. Light gouging to the right of the finger groove. Light gouging before the front barrel band. On the underside of the stock there are heavy pressure marks in front of the rear sling mount. Light gouging before the front barrel band.
Receiver finish is heavily worn and has mild pitting throughout. Heavy finish wear and light pitting on the rear barrel band. Heavy finish wear and mild pitting throughout the magazine plate and trigger guard.
No P stamp noted.
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.