W+F Bern Swiss 1911 - 361xxx
Swiss 1911 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1913, in good condition with 70% original finish. 4/5 Bore (bright bore, light pitting throughout). 3/5 Stock. Stock matching serial number. Handguard non-matching serial number (s/n 361825). Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bolt knobs 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 the year. These rifles were issued to the Landwehr (reserve troops).
Light to mild pressure marks throughout the furniture. On the right side of the stock, there is a heavy gouge on the grip. Between the bolt release lever and the left side of the finger groove, there is some surface rash and mild gouging, including a mild gouge at the woodline. There is another mild gouge at the woodline above the finger groove. There are pressure marks along the bottom edge of the finger groove and a heavy pressure mark just below the bottom edge. To the right of the finger groove there are a series of light to mild pressure marks that extend up onto the handguard, and a light gouge about halfway between the end of the finger groove and the rear barrel band. On the left side of the stock, there is a long, heavy pressure mark at the rear of the butt. There is heavy handling wear from the grip to the right side of the finger groove, with numerous marks and light gouges. There is a heavy gouge at the comb of the stock, next to the receiver tang. The handguard has numerous pressure marks and gouges, including a heavy gouge on the top side near the rear barrel band.
Receiver finish is heavily worn. Moderate to heavy finish wear on the rear barrel band, with the heavier finish wear found on the left side. Front barrel band has mild to fair finish wear, mild edge wear, and tool marks around the retention screw. Fair to moderate finish wear around the front sight base and on the barrel. Moderate to heavy finish wear on the magazine plate. Heavy finish wear on the trigger guard. Mild to fair finish wear, mild patina, and small spots of light to mild pitting on the magazine base.
Receiver is P stamped.
Both bolt knobs are cracked.
Includes leather sling.
C&R Eligible. Import engraved.