W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 76xxx
Swiss W+F Bern 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in very good condition with 90% finish. 3/5 Bore (heavily worn rifling, light pitting at the center of the bore). 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard not checked for matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Both bolt knobs are cracked.
On the right side of the stock, there is a heavy pressure mark near the bottom of the butt. On the left side of the stock, there is a heavy pressure mark near the bottom of the butt. Heavy gouge at the woodline near the rear of the receiver. Light gouge below the finger groove. Heavy pressure marks before and after the rear barrel band. On the underside of the stock there are light gouges in front of the magazine plate.
Receiver finish is mildly worn. Light pitting and multiple surface marks throughout the receiver. Heavy finish wear and mild patina on the top side of the rear barrel band. Both barrel bands have remains of light pitting on the top side. Light pitting throughout the trigger guard.
No P stamp noted on receiver.
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.