W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 66xxx
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 are cracked.
On the right side of the stock, there is a light gouge on the grip. On the left side of the stock, there is a mild gouge at the toe. Before the rear barrel band there is a light gouge and grey colored paint transfer. Light gouging on the underside of the stock at the butt.
Receiver has mild to heavy finish wear and light patina. Mild finish wear on both barrel bands. Mild to heavy finish wear on the magazine plate and trigger guard.
Receiver is P21 stamped, indicating privatization in 1921.
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.