W+F Bern Swiss 00/11 Carbine - sn 12xx2
Swiss 00/11 Carbine, converted from a Model 1900 Short Rifle originally manufactured in 1907, in Very Good condition with 90% finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture has little handling wear overall. On the right side of the stock, there is a heavy pressure mark on the grip. On the left side of the stock, there are a few light pressure marks before the rear sling mount and light pressure marks just before the grip. The handguard has light pressure marks on the top side, before the rear barrel band.
Receiver finish is lightly worn. Light to mild edge wear around the loading slot and the lightening cuts. Both barrel bands have light finish wear. Light finish wear on the magazine plate. Light edge wear on the trigger guard. Light edge wear on the magazine.
Receiver is P stamped. 38 stamped below the serial number indicates armory refurbishment in 1938.
Includes aluminum muzzle cover and leather sling.
C&R eligible. Import engraved. 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.