W+F Bern Swiss 00/11 Carbine - sn 49xx
Swiss 00/11 Carbine, converted from a Model 1900 Short Rifle originally manufactured in 1901, in very good condition with 90% finish. 4/5 Bore (light pitting throughout). 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Stock has been sanded and refinished. There is a 1/4" crack on the grip at the receiver tang. Handguard has a tiger striping.
All bluing has been refurbished. Receiver has light edge wear around the loading slot and multiple small spots of light pitting. Rear barrel band's bluing has a blue-green coloration. Front barrel band has some sort of black coating. The exposed barrel and the front sight has the same black coating; the coating on the front sight is partially flaking off. Magazine plate, trigger guard, and magazine also has the same black coating.
Receiver is stamped with ·19, indicating armory refurbishment in 1919.
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.