W+F Bern Swiss 1911 - sn 361xxx
Swiss 1911 Infantry Rifle, produced in 1913, in very good condition with 85% original finish. 4/5 Bore (lightly worn 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 230mm twist barrel (1 in 9.05") instead of the standard 270mm twist (1 in 10.63").
Furniture has likely been previously sanded as the Swiss military acceptance stamp on the right side of the butt is not visible and the stamp on the handguard is nearly gone. Stock is worn around the butt. Various pressure marks found throughout the furniture. On the right side of the stock there is some paint transfer on the butt and a few long, light scratches. There is a small gouge rear of the pistol grip and a small gouge on the bottom of the pistol grip. Between the finger groove and the rear barrel band there are a couple of light gouges and a light scratch. On the left side of the stock there is a gouge above the finger grove and a small gouge at the woodline near the handguard ferrule.
Receiver has light finish wear throughout, with slightly heavier finish wear above the chamber. Mild edge wear around the loading slot. Light edge wear around the lightening cuts. Mild edge wear at the forward edge and light edge wear at the rear edge. Receiver has some light surface marks in the metal. Both barrel bands have light finish wear. Light to mild finish wear on the barrel around the muzzle, particularly on the underside of the barrel, possibly from stacking rifles using the stacking lug. Mild finish wear on the magazine plate. Light to mild finish wear on the trigger guard. Trigger guard also has several surface marks in the metal. Magazine base has fair to moderate finish wear.
Receiver is P 54 stamped, indicating privatization in 1954.
Both bolt knobs are cracked.
C&R Eligible. Import engraved.