W+F Bern Swiss 1896/11 - 320xxx
Swiss 1896/11 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1906, in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Receiver is P 36 stamped, indicating privatization in 1936.
Tiger striping throughout most of the stock and on the handguard.
On the right side of the stock, there are mild pressure marks and light gouges throughout the butt. Mild scrape above the toe. Mild gouging below and to the left of the finger groove. Light gouge above the left side of the finger groove. Heavy pressure marks between the two barrel bands, including a very heavy pressure mark about halfway between the two barrel bands in between the stock and handguard. On the left side of the stock there are light to mild pressure marks and light gouges on the butt of the stock and a couple of light gouges on the pistol grip. The edges of the finger groove have been rounded from sanding. There is a light gouge below the right side of the finger groove and a couple of fair pressure marks and a light gouge above the finger groove. Mild gouging to the left of the finger groove, below the handguard ferrule. Several light gouges on the forearm in between the two barrel bands. On the underside of the stock there is some light gouging at the toe. On the right side of the magazine plate there are a few light to mild gouges near the magazine and a heavy gouge in front of the magazine catch. There are a few light gouges on the forearm in front of the rear barrel band spring. Light pressure marks along the comb, as well as some stamps near the heel that are illegible. Handguard has light pressure marks between the ferrule and rear barrel band. Multiple mild pressure marks and light gouges in between the two barrel bands.
Receiver finish is lightly worn and has surface marks throughout. Light edge wear around the loading slot and the lightening cuts. Light edge wear at the rear of the receiver. Light to mild finish wear and mild patina on the rear barrel band. Light edge wear on the front barrel band. Light finish wear on the magazine plate. Mild edge wear, fair finish wear, and light patina on the trigger guard. Light edge wear, light finish wear, and light patina on the magazine.
Top bolt knob is cracked and chipped. Bottom bolt knob is chipped.
C&R Eligible. Import engraved.