W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 203xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1896, in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Tiger stripe pattern around the butt of the stock. There are various light pressure marks found around the butt on both sides. On the right side of the stock, there are multiple dark dots around the butt and grip and looks like something had splashed against the stock. There are some mild pressure marks to the left of the finger groove, which appear to match the pressure marks on the left side. On the left side of the stock, there is some mild finish wear at the area above the magazine. There are a couple of gouges near the magazine plate on the underside of the stock. An encircled number 6 is stamped at the heel of the stock. Handguard has some scattered light to mild pressure marks.
Receiver has a fairly even finish. There are a few scattered spots of light pitting and some marks in the surface of the metal. Light edge wear around the loading slot, the lightening cuts, and the rear edge of the receiver. Both barrel bands have light finish wear and tooling marks on the mounting screws. Light finish wear on the magazine plate. Trigger guard has light edge wear and light finish wear. Magazine has mild to fair finish wear, edge wear, light scratches on the side, and light pitting.
Upper bolt knob is chipped.
No P stamp found on receiver.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
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.