W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 84xxx
Swiss W+F Bern 1889 Infantry Rifle, in very good condition with 80% finish. 4/5 Bore (lightly worn rifling). 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.
Tiger striping throughout the stock.
Right side of the stock has heavy pressure marks throughout the butt. Light gouge before the rear barrel band and another light gouge before the front barrel band. Left side of the stock has a long, heavy pressure mark at the rear of the butt. Three small, heavy pressure marks at the center of the butt. Mild pressure marks and light gouges on the grip. Mild gouge on the underside of the stock near the magazine catch. Handguard has a large, shallow gouge between the barrel bands.
Receiver has light finish wear and very light pitting throughout. Heavy surface marks and mild edge wear at the rear of the receiver. Heavy finish wear on both barrel bands. Mild to heavy finish wear on the magazine plate and trigger guard.
Receiver is P 21 stamped, indicating privatization in 1921.
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.