Antique W+F Bern Swiss 1896/11 - 218xxx
Antique Swiss 1896/11 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1897, in very good condition with 75% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Light gouges found throughout the furniture. Finish is worn around the butt.
On the right side of the stock, there are scattered light pressure marks around the butt. There is mild gouging and a dark stain below the bolt release lever. Light gouge below the finger groove. On the forearm in between the two barrel bands there is a fair pressure mark at the woodline, coming from an associated pressure mark on the handguard. On the left side of the stock, there are dark stains on the butt. There are a couple of light gouges on the pistol grip and on the side of the grip. Several moderate and heavy pressure marks just forward of the grip, below the receiver. Mild and fair pressure marks on the forearm between the finger groove and the rear barrel band. Mild to fair pressure marks in front of the rear barrel band. On the underside of the stock there is a gouge on the right side of the magazine plate, in front of the magazine catch. Several mild to fair pressure marks in front of the magazine plate. The comb of the stock is stamped for Canton Aargau. The handguard has a few light gouges in front of the ferrule and a larger, fair gouge on the left side near the ferrule. Mild pressure mark near the Swiss military acceptance stamp. White paint transfer on the top side in between the two barrel bands. There is an area with multiple pressure marks on the left side, in front of the rear barrel band, at the woodline.
Receiver has light to mild finish wear. Moderate edge wear around the loading slot, mild edge wear around the lightening cuts, mild edge wear at the forward edge. Heavy finish wear on both barrel bands. Fair finish wear and pitting on the magazine plate. Heavy finish wear and heavy patina on the trigger guard and magazine base.
Receiver is P 57 stamped, indicating privatization in 1957.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
Bottom bolt knob is cracked.
Classified as Antique, however the receiver was import engraved. See our How To Order page for ordering instructions.