W+F Bern Swiss 00/11 Carbine - sn 22xxx
This is an uncommon Swiss 00/11 carbine which was converted from a Model 1905 Cavalry Carbine. It is in very good condition with 85% finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial number. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Top and bottom charging handle knobs are cracked. Receiver is "WF27" stamped, indicating a factory refurbishment in 1927. Furniture has handling marks found throughout, presenting as pressure marks, consistent with military service. Small width but deep gouge in the stock by the trigger guard. Receiver finish is dark, with wear in the rear next to the bolt plug, as well as edge wear around the loading slot. Finish on rear barrel band is very worn and approaching white. Trigger plate has good bluing. Trigger guard finish is worn, with edge wear. Magazine base plate finish is thinning and approaching white. Receiver is P stamped. 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.