W+F Bern Swiss 1896/11 - 337xx8
Swiss 1896/11 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1910, in fair condition with 50% original finish. 2/5 Bore (some corrosion in the chamber and the first inch at the muzzle). 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture had been previously sanded and the stock has large areas of heavy finish wear.
On the right side of the stock, there are light pressure marks around the butt, including a larger, light pressure mark below the comb. There are also a few scattered light gouges. Several mild pressure marks along the grip and below the bolt release lever. Light pressure marks and a few light gouges at the area between the finger groove and the rear barrel band. There is a larger, mild gouge forward of the finger groove. Deep gouge on the forearm, forward of the rear barrel band. On the left side of the stock, there are a few light gouges around the butt and some dark stains along the bottom edge and the pistol grip. Heavy handling and finish wear along the side of the stock from the grip to the finger groove, with dark staining and multiple marks. Several mild gouges about halfway between the finger groove and the rear barrel band which extend slightly to the handguard. Long, shallow gouge near the front barrel band. On the underside of the stock, there are a few light gouges to the right of the trigger guard and a gouge in front of the magazine catch. Light gouge on the forearm near the rear barrel band. Small but deep gouge in front of the rear barrel band spring. The comb of the stock is stamped for Canton Geneva. The top side of the handguard has a blackened area that appears to have been caused by high heat or fire, and there is a mild pressure mark near this burn.
Receiver finish is heavily worn and there is some sort of corrosion throughout. Rear barrel band also has heavily worn finish and some patina, and the same corrosion found throughout the receiver. Front barrel band has moderate finish wear, some patina, and a little bit of the corrosion previously mentioned. Heavy finish wear on the magazine plate, trigger guard, and magazine.
Receiver is P 55 stamped, indicating privatization in 1955.
Upper bolt knob is cracked. Lower bolt knob is chipped.
Includes leather sling.
Includes muzzle cover.
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