W+F Bern Swiss 1896/11 - sn 216xxx
Swiss 1896/11 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1897, in very good condition with 93% finish. 4/5 Bore (lightly worn rifling). 4/5 Stock. Stock non-matching serial number, with serial number 388292. Handguard matching serial number. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Stock has been previously sanded and refinished, and according to the serial number was taken from a 1911 Infantry Rifle produced in 1915. On the left side of the stock there is a long scratch on the inside of the finger groove. On the forearm before the rear barrel band there is a grouping of three light gouges. There is a small gouge on the comb of the stock.
The receiver, barrel bands, magazine plate, trigger guard, and magazine have been refinished. There are some surface marks and light scratches visible underneath the refinished bluing. Light edge wear around the right side upper lightening cut. There are also a couple of marks in the finish on the top side.
Receiver is P stamped.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
Antique; no import engraving.