W+F Bern Swiss 96/11 - sn 279xxx
This 96/11 infantry rifle is in good condition with 70% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard match serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Furniture has light handling marks, with slightly heavier handling marks on the stock, consistent with military service. Trigger guard finish is worn. Magazine base plate is polished and in the white. Receiver is P52 stamped. Includes muzzle cover and leather sling. Discrete 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.