W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 67xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in very good condition with 85% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Stock has a tiger stripe pattern visible on the left side at the butt. The right side of the stock mostly has some scattered light pressure marks. There are two small gouges, with one near the toe and one forward of the rear sling mount. On the left side of the stock, there are several light pressure marks in between the top of the grip and the beginning of the finger groove, as well as some scattered light pressure marks on the forearm in between the two barrel bands. The underside of the stock has a couple of small gouges at the butt. There is a long scratch in front of the magazine plate and scattered light pressure marks along the forearm in front of the rear barrel band spring. There is a gouge on the comb that appears to be fairly new. The handguard has various small light to mild pressure marks. There are some small scratches in front of the ferrule and a light gouge behind the rear barrel band.
Butt plate has very heavy pitting at the heel. Receiver has light to mild edge around the loading slot, light edge wear around the loading slots, and light edge wear at the rear and front edges. There is also some light pitting as well as several light marks in the metal. Both barrel bands have light finish wear, light patina and light tool marks. Magazine plate has light finish wear toward the forward and rear ends. Trigger guard has light edge wear. Magazine has mild finish wear and some small spots of heavy pitting.
Bottom bolt knob is cracked.
No P stamp found on receiver.
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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.