W+F Bern Swiss 1896/11 - 273xxx
Swiss 1896/11 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1901, in good condition with 75% original finish. 4/5 Bore (lightly worn rifling). 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
On the right side of the stock, there are light and mild pressure marks throughout the butt. Dark discoloration in the wood from the front of the comb and along the top of the grip. Heavy pressure mark on the pistol grip and a mild pressure mark at the forward end of the grip. Mild gouging below the bolt release lever. To the left of the finger groove, there is a long heavy pressure mark and there is a mild gouge on the upper edge of the finger groove. Light gouge to the right of the finger groove. Light pressure marks along the forearm in between the two barrel bands and a light gouge at the woodline in front of the rear barrel band. On the left side of the stock, there are light pressure marks, including a long pressure mark, a few light gouges, and mild finish wear around the butt. Forward of the grip, there are some mild scrapes and several small pressure marks and light gouges. Small gouge above the right side of the finger groove. Moderate to heavy handling wear on the forearm between the two barrel bands, with heavy pressure marks and some light gouges. On the underside of the stock, there are heavy pressure marks around the right side of the magazine plate. Pressure marks throughout the comb of the stock. Chipping at the receiver tang. Handguard has some heavy pressure marks on the left side before the rear barrel band and on the top side in front of the rear barrel band. On the right side of the handguard there is a light gouge at the woodline in front of the rear barrel band and a gouge on the top side before the front barrel band.
Fair to moderate finish wear throughout the receiver, with the heavier finish wear over the chamber. Heavy edge wear around the loading slot and forward and rear edges. Light finish wear and mild edge wear around the rear barrel band. Moderate to heavy finish wear around the front barrel band. Moderate finish wear on the magazine plate. Heavy finish wear and light pitting on the trigger guard. Moderate finish wear on the magazine base.
Receiver is P 58 stamped, indicating privatization in 1958. ·5 and 10 stamped below the serial number, indicating armory refurbishment in both 1905 and 1910.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
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