W+F Bern Swiss 1896/11 - sn 303xxx
Swiss 1896/11 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1904, in very good condition with 90% finish. 3/5 Bore (dull bore, lightly worn rifling, light pitting). 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Both bolt knobs are cracked.
On the left side of the stock, there is a heavy pressure mark on the grip. Heavy gouge forward of the grip. Thin, heavy gouge before the front barrel band at the woodline. Heavy gouge on the underside of the stock at the magazine catch.
All bluing had been previously refurbished. Light finish wear and very light pitting throughout the receiver. Light patina over the chamber. Both barrel bands have light edge wear. Light finish wear and light pitting on the magazine plate and trigger guard.
Receiver is P53 stamped, indicating privatization in 1953. ·7 stamped below the serial number, indicating armory refurbishment in 1907.
Includes muzzle cover.
C&R eligible. Import engraved.
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