W+F Bern Swiss 00/11 Carbine - sn 18xxx
Swiss 00/11 Carbine, originally converted from a model 1900 Short Rifle produced in 1911, in very good condition with 90% finish. 4/5 Bore (light pitting ahead of the chamber at the start of the rifling). 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
On the right side of the stock, there are light pressure marks throughout the butt. Heavy pressure marks at the butt, just before the grip. On the left side of the stock, there are light pressure marks on the grip. Large repaired crack at the grip. Light pressure marks throughout the underside of the stock. Very light pressure marks at the top of the grip near the receiver tang. Handguard has very light pressure marks along the top.
Receiver has light finish wear at the rear. Light edge wear throughout the loading slot. Rear barrel band has light finish wear, light edge wear, and light tool marks.
Receiver is P 63 stamped, indicating privatization in 1963. 36 stamped below the serial number, indicating armory refurbishment in 1936.
Soldier's tag found under butt plate.
Includes 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.