W+F Bern Swiss 05/11 Carbine w/ Bayonet - 27xxx
Scarce Swiss 05/11 Carbine, converted from a 1905 Cavalry Carbine originally manufactured in 1910, 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. Includes sawback bayonet.
Furniture had been previously refinished with a gloss coat. No Swiss ordnance stamp found on the stock or handguard.
On the right side of the stock, there are light pressure marks throughout the butt. Below the bolt release lever are a couple of mild pressure marks and there is a fair pressure mark between the bolt release lever and the finger groove. Long scratch below the bottom edge of the finger groove. Two large, shallow pressure marks in front of the rear barrel band. On the left side of the stock, there are light pressure marks throughout. Long, light gouge in front of the finger groove that extends up to the handguard. Light pressure marks throughout the underside of the stock. The comb of the stock has light pressure marks. Very light handling wear on the handguard.
All bluing had been previously refurbished. Very light to light edge wear around the receiver. Light edge wear on both barrel bands and light to mild tool marks on both barrel band screws. Magazine plate has mild edge wear around the screws and two spots of finish wear between the magazine and the middle screw. Light finish wear and light patina on the trigger guard, and a heavy surface mark on the forward face. Magazine has light finish wear and light patina, and light surface marks throughout the base.
Receiver is P 38 stamped, indicating privatization in 1938. Soldier's tag found under butt plate.
Included model 1914 sawback bayonet manufactured by Waffenfabrik Neuhausen has matching serial number and steel scabbard with leather frog. Light surface scratches throughout the blade. Discoloration and surface marks on the pommel. The sattler name on the frog is worn and cannot be read, but it was made in Grosswangen (Canton Lucerne) in 1927.
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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.