W+F Bern Swiss 1896/11 - 325xx9
Swiss 1896/11 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1907, in good condition with 70% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Stock was previously sanded as the Swiss military acceptance stamp on the right side is very shallow and the edges around the finger grooves are rounded.
On the right side of the stock, there are a few light pressure marks at the butt. There are a couple of gouges on the grip. Area of heavy finish wear in between the bolt release lever and the left side of the finger groove. Mild gouge at the woodline above the finger groove. Light pressure marks along the forearm. There is a chip directly in front of the front barrel band at the woodline. On the left side of the stock, there is a heavy pressure mark below the comb and a scratch above the pistol grip. Mild pressure marks on the grip. Light pressure marks between the grip and the right side of the finger groove. Mild handling wear on and above the finger groove. There are some mild gouges along the forearm. Stock is chipped at the forward end, in front of the front barrel band. On the underside of the stock, there is a chip at the rear sling mount. There is a gouge on the right side of the magazine plate in front of the magazine catch, and several gouges between the forward end of the magazine plate and the rear barrel band. Forward end of the stock is chipped around the front barrel band's stacking arm. The comb of the stock is stamped for Canton Vaud and stamped with an armory rack number of 36659. There are a couple of deep gouges on the comb. Light pressure marks on the handguard. Not visible from the outside, a crack on the underside of the handguard in front of the rear barrel band has been armory repaired.
Receiver finish has moderate to heavy finish wear, with heavy finish wear over the chamber, and moderate patina. Moderate finish wear and heavy patina on the rear barrel band. Mild finish wear and light patina on the front barrel band. Mild finish wear around the muzzle. Heavy finish wear on the magazine plate. Trigger guard is approaching white and has light patina. Heavy finish wear and patina on the magazine.
Receiver is P 52 stamped, indicating privatization in 1952.
Upper bolt knob is cracked.
Includes muzzle cover.
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