Private Series Swiss 1911 Rifle, produced in 1930, is in good condition with 90% original finish. 3/5 Bore. 1/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bright bore with lightly worn rifling and light pitting. Bottom charging handle knob is cracked. Overall metal bluing is dark. Receiver has typical edge wear found around the loading slot, the lightening cuts, and at the rear adjacent to the bolt plug. There is also edge wear around the relief hole on the right side. Rear barrel band has light finish wear. Front barrel band has light edge wear on the right side around the mounting screw. Trigger plate has lightly thinning bluing. Trigger guard has heavy edge wear. Magazine base also has edge wear on the left and right edges. Includes leather sling.
Receiver has an armorer's stamp above the serial number: "J. BÜRGIN" "BASEL". The right side of the stock has a small plate, presumably from the original owner, with the name "Robert Oehen" and "Aesch". Aesch is a village located in Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland. There is also a round medallion on the forend of the stock with the initials "RO".
Both the stock and handguard has various levels of pressure marks throughout, including but not limited to: many pressure marks are found on the left side of the stock at the cheek piece. The right side of the stock also has some pressure marks found below the comb, as well as longer pressure marks and some light gouges below the receiver. In addition to these handling marks, the stock has four cracks or fractures, all of which have not been repaired. There are two V-shaped cracks located to the left and right of the receiver tang; there is about a 4.5" crack visible on the right side of the grip; there is a 4" crack on the lower left side of the stock, next to the trigger guard.
C&R Eligible. Discreet import engraving.
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.