W+F Bern Swiss 1911 P Series - sn P98xx
Swiss 1911 in excellent condition with 96% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Furniture is in excellent condition with no notable handling marks. Metal finish is dark and consistent, with only minor wear found on the receiver. Includes muzzle cover and sling. Discreet import engraving.
Barrel has a roll stamp from F. FORNEY, LAUSANNE who is likely the original purchaser of this 1911. Francois Forney, and the Forney family, was an armorer who operated a shop in Lausanne, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland, since 1808. After six generations of armorers, they ceased operations in February 2018.
Rare P-series serial number, indicating that this was manufactured and sold for private sale rather than military service.
The Model 1911 rifle is a magazine fed, straight pull, bolt action rifle produced by Eidgenossische Waffenfabrik Bern that employs all of the upgrades of the converted 1896/11 rifle from the factory. The Model 1911 rifle is chambered in 7.5x55mm Swiss Gewehrpatrone 1911 (GP11) and was produced by the Swiss federal armory from 1913 through 1919.