Antique W+F Bern Swiss 1896/11 - 229xx7
Antique Swiss 1896/11 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1898, in very good condition with 75% original finish. 4/5 Bore (lightly worn rifling). 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Stock may have been previously sanded. Light tiger striping along the underside of the stock. Stock and handguard is chipped at the forward end, in front of the front barrel band. The pistol grip is beginning to separate from the stock.
On the right side of the stock, there is heavy gouging at the comb and mild pressure marks throughout the butt. Light pressure mark below the bolt release lever. There is a gouge at the woodline above the finger groove and light pressure marks and light handling wear on the forearm in between the finger groove and the rear barrel band. On the left side of the stock, There are multiple light pressure marks and a few light and mild gouges around the butt. Mild pressure marks around the finger groove. To the left of the finger groove, there is a mild scratch coming from a gouge on the handguard. Mild pressure marks in front of the rear barrel band that originate from the handguard. On the underside of the stock, there are several fair pressure marks and light gouges on the pistol grip. Gouge on the right side of the magazine plate, in front of the magazine catch. Near the front barrel band there is some white paint transfer. Mild pressure marks throughout the comb. Light pressure marks along the top of the handguard.
Receiver finish has mild to fair wear. Multiple scratches and surface marks throughout the receiver. Moderate edge wear around the loading slot and the forward and rear edges. Mild edge wear around the lightening cuts. Rear barrel band has light patina and a large area is in the white. Light finish wear and light patina on the front barrel band. Mild finish wear around the muzzle. Heavy finish wear on the magazine plate. Trigger guard is in the white. Magazine base has mild to fair finish wear and light patina.
No P stamp noted on receiver.
Bolt knobs are replacements.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
Classified as Antique but the receiver has been engraved. See our How To Order page for ordering instructions.