W+F Bern Swiss 1889 - Trials/Training - sn 462
Swiss 1889 Infantry Rifle, produced in the first year of production in 1981, in fair condition. <50% Finish. 1/5 Bore (heavy pitting throughout). 4/5 Stock. All matching serial numbers.
One of the first 900 1889 Infantry Rifles produced for trials and training. These were later renumbered with a serial number between 174,101 and 175,000, but this example retains its original serial number.
Both bolt knobs are cracked.
Furniture was previously sanded and refinished.
On the right side of the stock there is a long scratch on the forearm, halfway between the barrel bands. On the left side of the stock there are light gouges at the rear of the butt. Light gouging between the wrist and the finger groove. Long scratch on the forearm, halfway between the barrel bands. 1/4" crack on the top of the wrist, behind the receiver tang.
Finish is heavily to severely worn throughout, with some components approaching white or in the white.
Receiver has light pitting throughout. Operating rod has mild pitting throughout. Rear barrel band has mild pitting on the top side. Front barrel band has light pitting throughout. Magazine plate and trigger guard has mild to heavy pitting throughout.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
Antique; no import engraving.