W+F Bern Swiss 00/11 - .22LR - sn 20xxx
Swiss 00/11 (05/11) Carbine, originally converted from a Model 1905 Cavalry Carbine. The original 1905 Cavalry Carbine was produced in 1907. Good condition with 75% finish. 5/5 Bore. 1/5 Stock. Stock matches serial number. Handguard may be matching, however only the last two digits are legible, which does match the last two digits of the receiver. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine is non-serialized.
This 00/11 (K11) Carbine is chambered in .22LR and has been rebarreled with a .22LR barrel rather than sleeved. The base of the barrel is stamped with the name of armorer/gunsmith "R. FLUCKIGER" of Zurich. The underside of the barrel is stamped with "2552". While the bolt's cylinder does show a matching serial number, the bolt body, which is not serialized, has locking lugs found in the rear like with the original Schmidt-Rubin 1889's bolt rather than in the front as found in later models designed for GP11 ammunition. The bolt cylinder, body, and plug all have Swiss military stamps. It is single shot only and the magazine is just for show.
The furniture is 1896/11 Infantry Rifle configuration, due to the presence of the retrofit pistol grip, and has been cut down to match the carbine length. It is very clean with very little handling wear evident, however there are blemishes and issues. The Swiss military inspection stamp on the right side of the stock is clear. The stock has an unrepaired 1" crack at the heel, and the crack is visible on the right and top sides of the stock. There is a long pressure mark on the side of the stock above the magazine. The finger groove has a gouge on the top right edge. On the left side of the stock there is a gouge at the woodline near the right edge of the receiver lightening cut. On the underside of the stock, there is a gouge on the left edge of the cutout for the magazine plate, in front of the magazine catch. The handguard has a gouge on the right side next to the front barrel band.
Finally, there is an unrepaired crack at the grip which runs below the tang and is present on the left and right sides.
Receiver has light patina throughout, as well as some light scratches and impact marks. The rear of the receiver has light pitting. Light finish wear at the chamber. Minor to light edge wear around the loading slot. Light edge wear around the three lightening cuts. Rear barrel band has light finish wear on the right side at the mounting screw, light patina overall, and some light impact marks. Front barrel band has light pitting throughout and light finish wear on the left side at the hinge. Magazine plate has some light edge wear and scattered light marks. Trigger guard has moderate edge wear. Magazine finish is lightly worn.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
Due to the rebarreling and no markings nor paperwork indicating whether or not this was performed more than 50 years ago, this is considered Modern production; not C&R Eligible. Discreet import engraving. See our How To Order page for ordering instructions.
The Karabiner 00/11 is an uncommon production within the series of K11 Carbines. In response to shortages of firearms, Switzerland opted to refurbish and upgrade older 1900 and 1905 Short Rifles to the more powerful 7.5x55mm Swiss Gewehrpatrone 1911 (GP11) cartridge. Similar to the action used on the 96/11 and 1911 Infantry Rifle series, the serial numbers reflect a much older production. Though the 1911 rifle ceased production in 1919, the K11 was produced through 1933 as the Swiss military realized the benefit of outfitting their service members with shorter, lighter carbines.