W+F Bern Swiss 1911 - 354xxx
Swiss 1911 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1913, in very good condition with 85% original finish. 4/5 Bore (light pitting at the start of the rifling). 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
One of 15,000 total produced (one of 9,000 in 1913) with a faster 230mm twist barrel (1:9.05") before switching back to 270mm (1:10.63") later in 1913. These rifles were issued to recruits.
Finish is moderately worn around the butt.
On the right side of the stock, there are various pressure marks and a few gouges around the butt. Small, moderate pressure mark below the bolt release lever. Several light to mild gouges found below the finger groove. Light gouge on the forearm before the rear barrel band and a light scratch in front of the rear barrel band and multiple scratches that circle through the stock and handguard. On the left side of the stock are several gouges around the butt. There are a few gouges on the pistol grip and a heavy scrape on the grip. Light scratch on the forearm, just below the woodline, about halfway between the two barrel bands. On the underside of the stock there are a pair of mild pressure marks to the left and right of the magazine plate, near the trigger guard. There are several small gouges and mild pressure marks in front of the magazine plate. Scratches around the rear barrel band spring. Several gouges along the comb and a heavy scratch at the forward end of the comb, on the right side, near the receiver tang. The handguard has a small gouge at the rear edge of the wood, in front of the ferrule.
Receiver has light finish wear and light patina. Various light surface marks and light scratches throughout the receiver. Fair edge wear around the loading slot, mild edge wear around the loading slot, mild to fair edge wear at the forward edge, heavy edge wear at the rear edge. Light surface scratches throughout the rear barrel band. Mild finish wear on the front barrel band. Fair to moderate finish wear on the magazine plate. Mild to fair finish wear on the trigger guard. Several heavy surface marks on the trigger guard. Fair finish wear on the magazine base.
Receiver is P 54 stamped, indicating privatization in 1954. ·24 stamped underneath the serial number, indicating armory refurbishment in 1924.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
C&R Eligible. Import engraved.