Good condition with 60% original finish. All S/N numbers matching. 3/5 Bore. Barrel has a pressure proofing for GP11 Ammunition. The stock is well worn with a rich coffee color with growing tiger stripes underneath . Complete with mark from the Canton of Vaud. This veteran receiver bluing is worn, but shows off it's many proofs and markings. P.61 Stamped. The buttplate has some minor frosting.
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.