W+F Bern Swiss 1896/11 - sn 299xxx
Very Good Condition with 85% Original Finish. Matching Bolt and Magazine S/N#. 5/5 Bore. Matching Stock and Handguard with Beautiful wood color. Stock is stamped for Canton of Aargau. Small dent on the comb of the stock and light dent on the magazine. P.54 Stamped.
The 1896/11 rifle is a modernized version of the 1889 that was designed to handle the more powerful 7.5x55mm Swiss Gewehrpatrone 1911 (GP11) cartridge. GP11 has similar ballistic qualities to that of the 7.62x51mm NATO / .308 Winchester round. Other improvements were made in order to make the 1896/11 lighter and easier to handle, such as a new barrel and a 6 round capacity box magazine.