W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - sn 66xx5
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1892, in very good condition with 80% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture is in overall excellent condition with very little handling wear. Stock does not appear to have been refinished as the edge of both finger grooves have not been rounded off and the Swiss military acceptance stamps on both the stock and handguard remain sharp. There is a small pressure mark on the left side of the stock, rear of the grip. Handguard has a heavy pressure mark near the rear barrel band and a gouge near the front barrel band.
Receiver has mild finish wear overall. Heavier finish wear found on the right side of the receiver at the top. There are a few marks in the surface of the metal. Rear and front barrel bands have mild finish wear throughout. Trigger plate has fair bluing with heavier wear behind the trigger guard and some marks behind the magazine. Trigger guard has edge wear and overall mild finish wear. Magazine has mild finish wear, with heavier wear on the right side of the magazine.
Top bolt knob is cracked. Bottom bolt knob is chipped.
Includes muzzle cover.
Antique; no import engraving.
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.