W+F BERN Swiss 1889 - sn 184xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1895, in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 1*/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bolt knobs matching serial number.
On the right side of the stock there is some scratching to the left of the Swiss military acceptance stamp and some white colored scuffing near the grip. On the left side of the stock there is a dark coloration above the trigger and several mild pressure marks above. The handguard has a long gouge on the top side in between the handguard ferrule and rear barrel band and there is also an unrepaired crack near the gouge. Without the crack, or with the crack armory repaired, the furniture would have been graded 3/5.
Receiver has light finish wear, light pitting, and several surface marks in the metal. Light edge wear around the loading slot and the lightening cuts. Mild edge wear on the front edge of the receiver at the barrel step. Rear barrel band has light finish wear. Front barrel band has mild finish wear. Magazine plate has light finish wear, with heavier finish wear at the grip area. Light finish wear on the trigger guard. Light to mild finish wear on the magazine.
Both bolt knobs are cracked. Bottom bolt knob is chipped.
Receiver is P 29 stamped, indicating privatization in 1929.
Includes muzzle cover.
Antique; no import engraving.