W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 69xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in very good condition with 80% original finish. 4/5 Bore (bright bore, worn rifling). 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Both bolt knobs are cracked and appear to have been repaired with adhesive.
Right side of the stock has several light pressure marks scattered around the butt. Very small marks on the forearm in front of the rear barrel band, just below the woodline. Left side of the stock has light pressure marks throughout the butt, with a couple of mild pressure marks near the bottom. There are a few long light to mild pressure marks at the top of the grip. Light finish wear at the woodline in front of the rear barrel band. Various light marks on the underside of the stock along the toe. There are a few small marks in front of the magazine plate. An encircled number "1" is stamped at the heel. The top side of the handguard has a few mild gouges before the rear barrel band.
The receiver has light patina throughout. Light edge wear around the loading slot, lightening cuts, and at the rear edge. Rear barrel band has very heavy finish wear. Front barrel band has moderate finish wear. Magazine plate has mild finish wear with light patina. Trigger guard has light edge wear, with mild finish wear and light pitting on the underside. Magazine has moderate to heavy finish wear, mild patina, and light pitting.
Receiver is P/13 stamped, indicating privatization in 1913.
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.