W+F Bern Swiss 96 11 - sn 339xx4
Good Condition with 75% Original Finish. Matching Bolt. S/N#. 3/5 Bore. Stock stamped for Canton of Luzern. Pistol Grip upgrade is separating from the stock. 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.