W+F Bern Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle w/ Bayonet - sn 141xxx
Antique Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1893, in fair condition with 75% finish. 1/5 Bore (heavily worn rifling, heavy pitting). 4/5 Stock. All matching serial numbers. Includes matching bayonet.
Lower bolt knob is cracked and chipped.
On the right side of the stock there is light gouging on the butt near the rear of the comb and a heavy pressure mark near the forward end of the comb. Heavy pressure mark at the center of the butt. Light gouging halfway between the wrist and the finger groove. Heavy gouging between the barrel bands. On the left side there is light gouging at the rear of the butt and a heavy pressure mark at the center of the butt. Pressure marks between the wrist and the finger groove. Mild pressure marks around the edge of the finger groove. Light gouge halfway between the finger groove and rear barrel band. On the underside of the stock there are mild gouges on the wrist. Mild pressure marks along the comb. Handguard has a mild pressure mark before the front barrel band.
Receiver has heavy edge wear and light surface marks. Rear barrel band has heavily worn finish and light patina. Front barrel band has mildly worn finish, light pitting, and mild surface marks. Magazine plate has mildly worn finish. Trigger guard has mild to heavy finish wear. Magazine has heavily worn finish.
P25 stamped receiver, indicating privatization in 1925.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
Includes matching model 1889 bayonet, produced by Maschinenfabrik Bern, with scabbard and leather frog.
Blade has light pitting around the tip. Guard and pommel has light to mild patina. Right side grip has light gouging.
Scabbard has heavily worn finish, light patina, and light pitting. Leather frog was made by K. Vogel of Zurich in 1882.
Antique; no import engraving.