W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 68xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in very good condition with 93% finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Stock has a faint tiger stripe pattern found throughout. Furniture does not appear to be sanded but a new clear coat has been applied. There are a few scattered light pressure marks. On the right side of the stock there is a small, light gouge on the forearm before the rear barrel band. On the left side of the stock there are a couple of light pressure marks at the butt. In front of the rear barrel band there is a small patch of very light pressure marks. On the underside of the stock are a couple light gouges at the forearm, below the finger grooves, and a light gouge near the front barrel band. An encircled number "1" is stamped at the heel of the stock. The handguard has a light gouge on the top side just before the rear barrel band and a light scuff before the front barrel band.
All of the bluing has been refinished. The trigger guard has several marks in the metal underneath the bluing. The magazine has a small spot of heavy pitting.
The bottom bolt knob is chipped.
No P stamp found on the receiver.
Includes muzzle cover.
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.