W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 59xxx
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture is very clean with limited handling wear. Handguard has a light tiger stripe pattern on the right side. On the left side of the stock there are a few light to mild pressure marks between the end of the finger groove and the rear barrel band. On the right side of the stock there is a small pressure mark on the inside edge of the finger groove. On the underside of the stock there is a small scratch to the left of the trigger. There is a light pressure mark near the front barrel band. On the top of the stock, there is an encircled number "1" stamped at the heel and a small pressure mark at the comb, above the grip. The handguard has a light scratch on the left side behind the rear barrel band.
The receiver finish is lightly worn and has a light patina throughout. Minor to very light edge wear around the loading slot and the upper lightening cuts. Both barrel bands have very light to light finish wear. Magazine plate has light finish wear with light patina. Trigger guard has light edge wear, light finish wear and mild patina. Magazine has mild to fair finish wear on the right side and mild patina overall, and there is some light pitting present.
Both bolt knobs are cracked. Bottom bolt knob is also chipped. Bolt knobs have matching serial numbers.
Receiver is P 19 stamped, indicating privatization in 1919.
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.