W+F BERN Swiss 1889 - sn 24xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1891, 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.
Furniture has various light to mild pressure marks, as can be expected of a nearly 130 year old rifle. On the right side of the stock, there is a gouge at about the midpoint of the butt. To the right of the gouge is a heavy pressure mark. Below the bolt release lever is a small group of moderate pressure marks. There is a gouge at the forearm, in between the front and rear barrel bands, just below the woodline. On the left side of the stock, there is a long light pressure mark before the rear barrel band. The underside of the stock has several gouges present. There are a group of gouges before the magazine plate. There is a gouge on the forearm roughly halfway between the end of the magazine plate and the rear barrel band. The heel of the stock is stamped with an encircled number 6.
The receiver finish is mildly worn and has light patina. Mild edge wear around the loading slot and the lightening cuts. Both barrel bands have light finish wear and light patina. Light edge wear and light finish wear on the trigger guard. Mild to fair edge wear and finish wear on the magazine.
Receiver is P 13 stamped, indicating privatization in 1913.
Includes leather sling.
Antique; no import engraving.