W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 593xx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in very good condition with 85% finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. All matching serial numbers.
On the right side of the stock there are long, mild pressure marks on the butt. Light gouging before the rear barrel band. On the left side of the stock there are light gouges and mild pressure marks from the wrist to the finger groove. On the underside of the stock there is a small, deep gouge on the wrist. A small metal rivet or plug had been placed before the front barrel band. Heavy gouge on the top of the wrist at the receiver tang.
Receiver has lightly worn finish and light patina. Both barrel bands have mildly worn finish and mild patina. Trigger guard has lightly worn finish and light patina. Magazine has edge wear and an area of rash and heavy finish wear on the left side.
Receiver is P19 stamped, indicating privatization in 1919. Second P stamp below the serial number. 5 stamped below the serial number, indicating armory refurbishment in 1905.
A sheet metal stopper had been installed to prevent the magazine from being disengaged with the magazine lever.
Antique; no import engraving.