W+F Bern Swiss 1896/11 - 278xxx
Swiss 1896/11 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1901, in good condition with 75% original finish. 2/5 Bore (spot of heavy pitting at the start of the rifling). 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
On the right side of the stock, there are pressure marks throughout the butt as well as a pair of dark stains. Several light to mild pressure marks between the bolt release lever and the left side of the finger groove. Dark stain before the rear barrel band. On the left side of the stock, there are light pressure marks throughout the butt, with a small grouping of mild pressure marks on the forward end of the butt, below the forward end of the comb. Stock may have been sanded around the left side of the finger groove. Small gouge above the right side of the finger groove, below the wood line. Light pressure marks before the rear barrel band. On the forearm, roughly halfway between the two barrel bands there is a fair gouge. On the underside of the stock, there are multiple mild gouges around the rear sling mount. Small, light gouges around the trigger guard. Heavy gouge on the right side of the magazine plate in front of the magazine catch. Light gouge before the front barrel band. The comb of the stock is stamped for Canton Bern and has an armory rack number of 21813. Multiple light gouges and light pressure marks along the comb. Light chipping at the tang. Handguard has a couple of gouges on the top side in between the ferrule and the rear barrel band and a small gouge in front of the rear barrel band. Dark stains around both barrel bands.
Receiver has moderate finish wear with heavy patina throughout. There are a few light surface marks on the top side of the receiver around the lightening cuts. Fair finish wear and mild patina on the rear barrel band. Moderate to heavy finish wear and mild patina on the front barrel band. Heavy finish wear on the exposed barrel. Heavy finish wear on the magazine plate. Trigger guard and magazine has mild patina and are approaching white.
Receiver is P 37 stamped, indicating privatization in 1937.
Top bolt knob is cracked. Bottom bolt knob is chipped.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
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