W+F Bern Swiss 1896/11 - 308xxx
Swiss 1896/11 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1904, in very good condition with 85% original finish. 4/5 Bore (lightly worn 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 very light to light pressure marks around the stock and grip. Mild pressure mark below the bolt release lever. Severe pressure mark on the bottom left edge of the finger groove. On the left side of the stock, there are a few scattered light pressure marks around the butt. Mild to fair pressure marks along the grip. Light gouge inside the finger groove and above the finger groove. Light pressure marks on the forearm between the two barrel bands. On the underside of the stock there is a gouge next to the magazine plate in front of the magazine catch. The comb of the stock is stamped near the heel for Canton Neuchatel, and next to the stamp seems to be an engraving that reads "D2+CI". Large chip behind the receiver tang. Light pressure marks throughout the handguard. There are faded remains of some sort of blue paint near the rear barrel band.
Receiver has light finish wear. Mild edge wear around the loading slot, and the forward and rear edges. Light edge wear around the three lightening cuts. Light scratches in the finish and surface marks throughout the receiver. Light to mild finish wear on both barrel bands. Mild to fair finish wear on the magazine plate. Fair to moderate finish wear and mild patina on the trigger guard. Fair finish wear on the magazine base.
Receiver is P 51 stamped, indicating privatization in 1951.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
C&R Eligible. Import engraved.