W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 67xx1
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in good condition with 60% finish. 4/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture has mild pressure marks throughout. On the right side of the stock at the forearm, there are some dots of paint transfer in front of the rear barrel band, and near the front barrel band are some scratches and a mild gouge that runs between the stock and handguard. On the left side of the stock there are signs of rough storage conditions as there are numerous scratches and paint transfer between the grip and the finger groove. On the underside of the stock there are a pair of moderate pressure marks before the magazine plate and a pair of fair gouges before the front barrel band. The comb of the stock is stamped with an encircled number 2 at the heel.
Moderate to heavy pitting throughout all metal surfaces.
Receiver is P 21 stamped, indicating privatization in 1921.
Both bolt knobs are cracked.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
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.