W+F Bern Swiss 1896/11 - 340xxx
Swiss 1896/11 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1910, in very good condition with 85% original finish. 3/5 Bore (worn rifling, light to mild pitting). 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bolt knobs non-matching serial number.
There are light to mild pressure marks present throughout the furniture. Tiger striping around the butt of the stock. The pistol grip and the bottom of the grip appears to have had a texture added by the previous owner to aid in the grip.
On the right side of the stock, there are some mild to fair pressure marks and some scratches below the bolt release lever. Above and to the left of the finger groove there is some scraping below the woodline. Before the rear barrel band there is some dark coloration in the wood and a couple of mild pressure marks. On the left side of the stock there is a heavy gouge near the pistol grip. The finger groove has some pressure marks around the upper and lower edges, and a few pressure marks below the finger groove. near the rear barrel band there are some mild pressure marks and a light scrape just below the woodline. On the underside of the stock there is a heavy gouge on the right edge of the magazine plate, in front of the magazine catch, and in front of the magazine plate there are a couple of gouges. The handguard has a heavy gouge in front of the ferrule
The comb of the stock is stamped with an armory rack number of 132445.
Heavy patina on the butt plate. Receiver finish is fairly solid in color. Light edge wear around the loading slot and the lightening cuts. There are a few light surface marks around the upper lightening cuts. Light finish wear and light to mild patina on the rear barrel band. Mild finish wear and light to mild patina on the front barrel band; most of the finish wear is found on the stacking arm. Light finish wear and light patina on the magazine plate. Light edge wear, light finish wear, and light patina on the trigger guard. Mild to fair finish wear and edge wear on the magazine.
Receiver is P 36 stamped, indicating privatization in 1936.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
C&R Eligible. Import engraved.