W+F Bern Swiss 1896/11 - 316xxx
Swiss 1896/11 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1906, in good condition with 75% original finish. 4/5 Bore (lightly worn rifling, small area of light pitting at the chamber and at the muzzle). 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 pressure marks throughout the butt and grip, and a large, vertical, heavy pressure mark forward of the Swiss ordnance stamp. Mild scratch to the left of the finger groove. Inside the finger groove there is a scratch below the upper edge and a gouge in the left corner. On the left side of the stock, there is finish wear and a dark stain at the rear edge of the butt. Light and moderate pressure marks throughout the butt. Between the grip and the right side of the finger groove, there are a few light gouges just below the woodline. The finger groove has a few gouges, including a heavy, "U" shaped gouge on the bottom edge. The forward edge of the stock in front of the front barrel band is chipped and heavily worn. On the underside of the stock, there is gouging and heavy handling wear on the rear face of the pistol grip. Gouging on the right side of the magazine plate in front of the magazine catch. Deep gouge about halfway between the magazine plate and the rear barrel band. Light pressure marks and a few light gouges in between the two barrel bands. Chipping at the comb. Handguard has mild pressure marks and a few scratches throughout. Heavy wear at the forward edge of the handguard in front of the front barrel band.
Receiver has mild to fair finish wear and light patina. Scattered light scratches throughout the receiver. Fair edge wear around the loading slot, mild edge wear around the lightening cuts. Moderate to heavy finish wear and light patina on the rear barrel band. Mild tool marks on the rear barrel band screw. Mild to fair finish wear and light patina on the front barrel band, with heavier finish wear on the hinge, bayonet lug, and stacking arm. Moderate finish wear and light patina on the exposed barrel. Light finish wear on the magazine plate. Heavy finish wear and light patina on the trigger guard. Mild to fair finish wear and light patina on the magazine.
Receiver is P 38 stamped, indicating privatization in 1938.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
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