Uncommon Swiss 00/11 carbine which was converted from a W+F BERN Model 1900 Short Rifle. The original 1900 Short Rifle was manufactured in 1910. It is in good condition with 80% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 2/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Furniture has been sanded and refinished by the previous owner. The left side of the stock at the grip has a factory repair. On the underside of the stock at the grip, to the left of the rear of the trigger guard is an unrepaired crack. There are a few small marks in the wood near the butt of the stock on the right side, below the comb. The edges of the finger grooves are well rounded and the Swiss military acceptance stamp is shallow as a result of the refinishing.
Receiver has heavy finish wear on the left side, with part of it in the white. Finish wear extends onto the top side. Several small marks in the surface of the receiver. Edge wear around the loading slot and the lightening cuts. Both barrel bands have dark bluing. Rear barrel band has some light surface pitting. Front barrel band has very light surface pitting and minor edge wear on the bayonet lug. Light finish wear on the exposed area of the barrel. Bottom of the front sight has been polished and is in the white. Trigger plate has fair bluing with some minor surface frost. Edge wear on the trigger guard. Magazine base plate is thinning and has some edge wear. Receiver is P stamped. WF27 stamp below the serial number on the receiver, indicating factory refurbishment in 1927.
Includes muzzle cover and 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.