W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 55xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in good condition with 70% original finish. 4/5 Bore (bright bore, sharp rifling, light pitting at the beginning of the rifling). 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
On the right side of the stock, there is a light pressure mark near the grip and some scratches near the trigger. Several light pressure marks found above the magazine cut-off lever and some finish wear below the left side of the finger groove. On the left side of the stock there are three gouges on the edge of the finger groove. There are multiple small gouges along the underside of the stock. Near the front barrel band are a couple of light to mild pressure marks. On the top of the stock, there is an encircled "2" found at the heel. There are various small pressure marks along the top side of the handguard and a pair of mild pressure marks on the right side
Receiver finish is heavily worn throughout and there is also mild pitting present. Both barrel bands have light pitting and light patina. Both the magazine plate and the trigger guard have heavy finish wear and mild patina. The bottom half of the magazine has light to mild finish wear and light pitting on the lower half.
Both bolt knobs are cracked. Bottom bolt knob is also chipped.
No P stamp 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.