W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 80xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in very good condition with 80% finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Furniture not checked for serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
On the right side of the stock there are heavy pressure marks around the center of the butt. Light gouge at the edge of the butt plate. Light gouging before the rear barrel band. On the left side of the stock, there are heavy pressure marks at the butt near the comb. Heavy pressure marks to the right of the finger groove. Light gouging above the finger groove. Light gouge before the rear barrel band.
Receiver finish is mildly worn. Mild patina throughout the receiver. Light to mild patina on both barrel bands. Light finish wear and light pitting throughout the magazine plate and trigger guard.
No P stamp noted.
Includes 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.