W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 74xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in good condition with 80% original finish. 1/5 Bore (heavy pitting by the chamber, mild pitting throughout the bore). 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Tiger stripe pattern in the stock. On the right side of the stock there is a mild gouge at the grip, below the bolt handle. Mild pressure mark on the bottom left corner of the finger groove. On the left side of the stock, there is heavy handling wear to the right of the finger groove. Rear of the barrel band there is a gouge between the stock and handguard. Various small, light gouges and light pressure marks at or near the woodline in between the two barrel bands. On the underside of the stock, there is a small chip rear of the rear sling mount. In front of the rear sling mount, there is a large, heavy gouge and a smaller, mild gouge. Handguard has various light pressure marks in between the two barrel bands.
Receiver has light pitting throughout. Light edge wear around the loading slot, the three lightening cuts, at the forward edge of the chamber, at the rear edge, and on the right side. Light finish wear overall on the rear barrel band. Mild finish wear overall on the front barrel band. Both barrel bands have light pitting. Light edge wear on the trigger guard. Light to mild finish wear on the magazine.
Both bolt knobs are cracked. Heavy pitting on the bolt handle.
No P stamp on 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.