Antique W+F Bern Swiss 1896/11 - 227xxx
Antique Swiss 1896/11 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1898, in good condition with 75% original finish. 3/5 Bore (lightly worn rifling, light to mild pitting throughout bore). 1/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
On the stock at the receiver tang, there is a hairline crack about 1/4" in length. This crack has not been addressed.
On the right side of the stock, there are light pressure marks around the butt. Large, heavy gouge and a heavy pressure mark below the bolt release lever. To the left of the finger groove is an area of multiple light pressure marks. Moderate pressure mark before the rear barrel band. In front of the barrel band, there is a heavy gouge on the woodline between the stock and handguard. There are a couple of gouges before the front barrel band. On the left side of the stock, there is a mild gouge on the pistol grip. Forward of the grip, below the woodline there is heavy gouging and several light gouges and light pressure marks. Fair pressure mark on the inside of the upper right edge of the finger groove. To the left of the finger groove, there are multiple moderate to heavy pressure marks below the woodline. Heavy pressure mark before the rear barrel band and a heavy pressure mark in front of the rear barrel band that extends up onto the handguard. On the underside of the stock, there are light pressure marks from the toe to the pistol grip. Heavy gouge to the right of the magazine plate, in front of the magazine catch. Small gouge before the rear barrel band. The comb of the stock is stamped for Canton Vaud and has an armory rack number of 40657. Light and mild pressure marks along the comb. Handguard has multiple gouges. There is a heavy gouge on the top side, halfway between the ferrule and rear barrel band and a couple more mild and heavy gouges. To the right of the previously described gouge between the stock and handguard is a mild scratch, and there is a fair gouge before the front barrel band.
Receiver finish is lightly worn. Mild edge wear around the loading slot and the lightening cuts. Small spot of heavy finish wear on the top side, in between the upper lightening cuts and the loading slot. Multiple surface marks throughout the receiver. Both barrel bands have multiple surface marks and moderate finish wear. Fair to moderate finish wear on the magazine plate. Moderate to heavy finish wear on the trigger guard. Heavy finish wear on the magazine. Heavy patina on the magazine plate, trigger guard, and magazine.
Receiver is P54 stamped, indicating privatization in 1954. ·11 stamped below the serial number, indicating armory refurbishment in 1911.
Classified as Antique but the receiver has been import engraved. See our How To Order page for ordering instructions.