Uncommon Swiss 00/11 carbine which was converted from a W+F BERN Model 1900 Short Rifle. Good condition with 70% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Handguard matching serial number. Stock non-matching serial number. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Tiger striping pattern on the left side of the stock at the toe. Numerous pressure marks throughout the furniture with several small gouges. There are some rough spots on the left side of the stock below the receiver. Worn wood finish at the butt. Right side of the stock has a few old gouges in the middle of the comb and a light gouge to the right of the Swiss military acceptance stamp. There is an armory repaired crack on the handguard in front of the rear sight. The stock has an armory repaired crack to the left of the tang on the stock. The cracked wood is slightly lifted above the surface so it is possible to get caught on the crack.
Receiver has a lightly spotted appearance, edge wear around the loading slot and lightening cuts, and finish wear around the serial number, to the left of the lightening cut, and on the rear adjacent to the bolt plug. There is also some brown patina present on the worn bluing. Rear barrel band had thinning bluing and is worn all around. Front barrel band is much darker than the rear barrel band, with finish wear on and around the left side at the hinge and on the right side at the mounting screw. Finish wear on the muzzle and around the front sight. Trigger plate has light finish wear to the right of the magazine. Trigger guard has edge wear. Bluing on the magazine base is very thin and is approaching white. P stamped receiver. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. Includes leather sling.
C&R Eligible. Discreet import engraving.
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.