Rare W+F Bern Swiss 00/11 - sn 228xx
This 00/11 Rifle was part of the Edelweiss Arms April 2019 Gun Giveaway. Congratulations to Tim B from Kansas!
Very Good Condition with 92% Original Finish. Matching Bolt and Magazine S/N#. 4/5 Bore. Matching Stock and Handguard, appears to be refurbished by arsenal. Uncommon 00/11 configuration. Bolt and receiver have a light brown patina from refinish. P.36 Stamped, with Soldier's Tag
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.