W+F Bern Swiss 96 11 - sn 289xxx
Good Condition with 70% Original Finish. Matching Bolt and Magazine S/N#. 4/5 Bore. Matching Stock and Handguard. Stock is an armory refurbish into the 1911 configuration. The sling loop has been relocated to the side. Handguard has also been refurbished. Crack on the Charging Handle Knob. P. Stamped
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.