W+F BERN Swiss 1889 - sn 141xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1893, in very good condition with 90% finish. 4/5 Bore (lightly worn rifling). 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bolt knobs matching serial numbers.
Stock has a very prominent and beautiful tiger stripe pattern. On the right side of the stock there is a gouge on the bottom of the butt. Above the magazine there is a light scrape. On the left side of the stock, to the left of the grip there is an area with a gouge and heavy pressure marks. There are multiple gouges on the forearm near the front barrel band; one of the gouges runs along the woodline between the stock and handguard.
All bluing has been refurbished. There are several surface marks found in the receiver but otherwise little finish wear. Both barrel bands have very light to light finish wear and light patina. Light edge wear on the trigger guard and magazine.
Both bolt knobs are cracked.
Receiver is P27 stamped, indicating privatization in 1927.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
Antique; no import engraving.