W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 37xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in good condition with 75% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture has very light handling wear overall, but some small gouges on the underside of the stock near the butt prevents a 5/5 grade. Swiss military stamp on the right side of the stock is sharp. On the right side of the stock, there are a few light marks along the comb. A couple of light pressure marks are on the left side of the finger groove. On the left side of the stock, there are a couple of very light pressure marks at the top of the grip and a small cluster of light pressure marks just behind the rear barrel band. There are several small gouges near the underside of the stock, running from the rear sling mount to the beginning of the trigger plate. The handguard has a few scattered light pressure marks. On the top side of the handguard, just before the rear barrel band is a scrape in the finish and there is a small gouge just before the front barrel band on the left side.
Receiver finish is worn. The rear 2/3 of the receiver exhibits moderate to heavy finish wear with patina while the front 1/3 of the receiver exhibits very heavy finish wear and is nearly in the white. Both barrel bands have mild to fair finish wear throughout. Magazine plate has mild to moderate finish wear. Trigger guard has moderate finish wear, mild edge wear, and light patina. Magazine has mild to heavy finish wear and light patina.
Both bolt knobs are cracked and have matching serial numbers.
Receiver is P 21 stamped, indicating privatization in 1921.
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.