W+F Bern Swiss 96 11 - sn 228xxx
Good Condition with 70% Original finish. 4/5 Bore. The stock has markings from it's garrison in Vaud. The receiver houses many markings including "B" for pressure testing. There is minor pitting on the buttplate. P. Stamped with 38.
The 1896/11 rifle is an upgraded and modernized version of the 1889 that was designed to handle the more powerful 7.5x55mm Swiss Gewehrpatrone 1911 (GP11) cartridge. GP11 has similar ballistic qualities to that of the 7.62x51mm NATO round. Other improvements were made in order to make the 1896/11 lighter and easier to handle, such as a new barrel and a 6 round capacity box magazine.