W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 7xxx
Antique Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in very good condition with 90% finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard not checked for matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Light tiger striping in the stock.
On the right side of the stock there is a large, mild pressure mark near the Swiss ordnance stamp. Light X-shaped gouge and other light gouges before the rear barrel band. On the left side of the stock, there is a heavy pressure mark and light gouges around the middle of the stock. Light gouges around the finger groove. On the underside of the stock there are multiple heavy pressure marks at the butt around the rear sling mount.
Receiver finish is lightly worn and has light edge wear throughout. Light surface marks throughout the receiver. Rear barrel band has heavy finish wear on the left side. Front barrel band has heavy finish wear and mild patina. Mild finish wear throughout the magazine.
Receiver is P23 stamped, indicating privatization in 1923.
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.