W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - 90xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in very good condition with 75% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Tiger stripe pattern present throughout the stock. Furniture has light handling wear overall and light to mild pressure marks throughout. On the right side of the stock, there is a long mild pressure mark below the bolt release lever. There are a couple of mild pressure marks to the left of the finger groove and a series of small, mild pressure marks to the right of the finger groove. On the left side of the stock, there is some light finish wear at the toe and various pressure marks along the grip. There is a light scrape to the left of the finger groove. On the underside of the stock, there is a chip at the edge of the magazine plate. The handguard has various light to mild pressure marks throughout. There is a larger mild pressure mark on the top side near the rear barrel band.
Receiver has moderate to heavy finish wear, with particularly heavy finish wear on the top side around the loading slot and the chamber and on the right side of the receiver. Both barrel bands have fair to moderate finish wear. Light to mild finish wear on the magazine plate. Both the trigger guard and magazine have light finish wear and heavy patina.
Receiver is P 19 stamped, indicating privatization in 1919.
Includes muzzle cover and 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.