W+F Bern Swiss 1896/11 - 337xx5
Swiss 1896/11 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1910, in very good condition with 80% original finish. 4/5 Bore (lightly worn rifling). 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Although the handguard is beech and the stock is walnut, both serial numbers match the receiver's serial number. The handguard's stamped serial number appears to be original with no corrections and a Swiss military acceptance stamp is stamped directly over the serial number. The serial number also does not exist for any of the other Schmidt-Rubin rifles.
On the right side of the stock, there are mild pressure marks and a few light gouges around the butt. Handling wear, including light to mild pressure marks along the woodline from the receiver to the handguard ferrule. Several moderate pressure marks to the right of the finger groove. On the left side of the stock, there are several moderate and heavy pressure marks and a few mild gouges at the butt. There is a very long gouge running from the end of the butt to the grip. Light and mild pressure marks throughout the side of the stock, from the grip to the forward end. There are a few light gouges around the finger groove. On the underside of the stock, there are some mild pressure marks and a few light gouges on and around the pistol grip and grip. Gouge on the right side of the magazine plate, in front of the magazine catch. Light gouge on the forearm, in between the two barrel bands. The comb of the stock is stamped for Canton Fribourg. Light pressure marks along the comb. Handguard has a couple of light gouges on the top side near the ferrule.
Receiver has mostly mild finish wear, with heavier finish wear over the chamber, on the right edge, and at the rear left side. Various light surface marks throughout the receiver. Rear barrel band may have been refinished and has only light edge wear. Fair finish wear on the front barrel band. Mild to fair finish wear on the magazine plate. Moderate finish wear on the trigger guard. Heavy finish wear on the magazine base.
Receiver is P55 stamped, indicating privatization in 1955.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
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