This Swiss 96/11 rifle is in very good condition with 80% original finish. 4/5 Bore, 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Receiver is P.55 stamped. Firearm was refurbished into 96/11 configuration in 1910. Stock has dark finish with light handling marks on the side and butt. Receiver has a Swiss armorer import mark, indicating it was imported in 2016. Includes muzzle cover and leather sling. Antique; no Edelweiss Arms import engraving.
The 1896/11 rifle is a 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 / .308 Winchester 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.