W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 47xx0
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in very good condition with 90% original finish. 4/5 Bore (bright bore, lightly worn rifling). 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Top bolt knob is cracked. Bottom bolt knob is chipped. Bolt knobs non-matching serial numbers.
On the right side of the stock, there are a few heavy pressure marks below the comb and before the grip. There are a few light pressure marks above the magazine cut-off lever. On the left side of the stock, there are a couple of heavy pressure marks above the rear sling loop. A couple of light scratches are found above the finger groove. Mild pressure mark on the forearm just before the front barrel band. There is an encircled number "1" at the heel of the stock. Handguard is clean with only a few light pressure marks present.
Receiver has light finish wear overall. Light edge wear around the loading slot. Light edge wear around the three lightening cuts. Rear barrel band has mild finish wear overall. Front barrel band has light finish wear on the left and right sides and light edge wear around the bayonet lug. Magazine plate has good finish. Trigger guard has light edge wear on the trigger guard. Light to mild finish wear on the magazine.
Receiver is P 12 stamped, indicating privatization in 1912.
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.