W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 11xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1891, in good condition with 80% original finish. 3/5 Bore (noticeably worn rifling, light pitting throughout). 4/5 Stock. Stock matching serial number. Handguard non-matching serial number (17225). Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Cocking ring has had a repair performed.
Bottom bolt knob is cracked. Top bolt knob is cracked and chipped.
Furniture overall is in fair condition. On the left side of the stock there is a heavy gouge at the heel. There are multiple light pressure marks along the grip, followed by a long scratch at the top of the grip. There is a gouge on the top left of the finger groove. The top of the stock has an an armory stamp of an encircled number "5". On the underside of the stock at the forearm there are a few scratches and a gouge before the rear barrel band. There is a gouge in between the two barrel bands. The handguard has multiple light pressure marks scattered throughout.
Receiver bluing is lightly worn but there is also light pitting present. Light edge wear around the loading slot and the three lightening cuts. The rear barrel band has light finish wear on the right side at the mounting screw and overall light patina. The front barrel band also has light patina. Light to mild patina on the magazine plate. Trigger guard has light edge wear. Magazine has light edge wear and scratched in the bluing on the left side.
No P stamp on receiver.
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.