W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 207xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1896, in very good condition with 75% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock matching serial number. Handguard non-matching serial number (s/n 120170). Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Wood is dark around the butt of the stock. Light handling wear throughout the furniture. On the right side of the stock there are a few light pressure marks below the bolt release lever and some light marks in the wood to the left of the finger groove. On the left side of the stock, there is a mild gouge at the comb, near the heel. On the underside of the stock, there are a few small gouges near the end of the magazine plate The handguard has various light to mild pressure marks throughout and a light gouge on the top side near the Swiss military acceptance stamp.
Receiver has light to mild pitting throughout. Light to mild edge wear around the loading slot and the three lightening cuts. Mild edge wear at the rear edge. Multiple surface marks and scratches in the surface of the receiver. Both barrel bands have fair to moderate finish wear. Both barrel bands also have light patina and light pitting. Mild finish wear on the magazine plate near the trigger guard. Mild finish wear, light pitting, and surface marks on the trigger guard. Fair finish wear on the magazine with light pitting around the bottom.
Receiver is P59 stamped, indicating privatization in 1959.
Includes muzzle cover.
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.