W+F Bern Swiss 96 11 - sn 237xxx
Good Condition with 70% Original Finish. All S/N numbers matching. 5/5 Bore. The barrel has been pressure tested (B-Stamp). The stock shows information for it's former garrison in Appenzeller. P.35 Stamped.
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.