W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 671xx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in very good condition with 85% finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Furniture not checked for matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Both bolt knobs are cracked.
On the right side of the stock, there are light gouges before the finger groove. On the left side of the stock, there are long, heavy pressure marks to the right of the finger groove. Light gouge below the receiver. Small, deep gouge at the woodline before the rear barrel band. Pair of "X" shaped pressure marks before the rear barrel band. Large black spot at the receiver tang.
Receiver finish is mildly worn and has light pitting throughout. Light to mild finish wear on both barrel bands. Mild to heavy finish wear on the magazine plate, trigger guard, and magazine.
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.