W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 135xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1893, in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Both stock and handguard are unmatching; stock has serial number 435617, handguard has serial number 262192. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
The stock has various light to mild pressure marks with some scattered gouges. On the right side of the stock, to the left of the finger groove are multiple light scratches and a few heavy pressure marks. Multiple light pressure marks along the woodline around the rear barrel band. There is some light surface scraping near the underside, before the front barrel band. On the left side of the stock, at the area between the grip and the finger groove, there are multiple long scratches, several mild pressure marks, and some gouging, including a round gouge that looks the the head of a flat headed screw. Light scratch inside the left side of the finger grip. Gouge at the woodline in front of the handguard ferrule. Gouge on the forearm near the front barrel band. On the underside of the stock, there are three small gouges near the beginning of the magazine plate. There are numerous light pressure marks, scratches, and a small gouge on the forearm between the end of the magazine plate and the rear barrel band. Handguard has various pressure marks scattered. On the right side there is a heavy pressure mark before the rear barrel band and there is a gouge on the left side near the front barrel band.
Receiver has light patina and various light surface marks in the metal throughout. Light edge wear around the loading slot and the lightening cuts. Light patina on the barrel step. Both barrel bands have mild finish wear and light patina. Magazine plate has light finish wear with spots of light patina. Trigger guard has light to mild edge wear. Magazine has mild edge wear and mild finish wear.
Receiver is P 32 stamped, indicating privatization in 1932.
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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.