W+F Bern Swiss 05/11 Carbine - 20xxx
Scarce Swiss 05/11 Carbine, converted from a Model 1905 Cavalry Carbine originally produced in 1906 (first production year), in very good condition with 90% finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bolt knob non-matching serial number.
On the right side of the stock, there are light pressure marks throughout the butt. Mild pressure marks to the left of the finger groove. On the left side of the stock, there are light pressure marks throughout the butt. Light gouge toward the rear of the butt. Light pressure marks and white paint to the left of the finger groove. Light gouges around the finger groove. Light gouges in front of the rear barrel band. On the underside of the stock, there is a small group of light gouges on the butt. Light pressure marks in front of the magazine plate. Light gouge before the rear barrel band. Light pressure marks throughout the comb. Light pressure marks throughout the handguard.
All bluing has been refurbished. Light edge wear throughout the receiver. Light scratches and light surface marks on the rear of the receiver. Both barrel bands have light edge wear and light scratches. Light edge wear and light surface marks on the trigger guard. Light pitting on the magazine base.
Receiver is P stamped.
Upper bolt knob is cracked.
Soldier's tag found under butt plate.
C&R Eligible. Import Engraved. See our How To Order page for ordering instructions.
The 05/11 Carbine can be identified by its five-digit serial number beginning with the number "2". As both the 1900 Short Rifle and the 1905 Cavalry Carbine both started with the serial number "1", the 1900 Short Rifle retained its original serial number and the number "2" was added in front of the original 1905 Cavalry Carbine's four digit serial number to avoid duplicated serial numbers at the time of conversion. 00/05 Carbine serial numbers range from 20001 to 27900.