W+F Bern Swiss 96 11 w/Anschutz Sights - sn 223xxx
This Swiss 1896/11 rifle is in excellent condition with 96% original finish. 5/5 Bore, 5/5 Stock. Stock matches serial number. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Receiver is P.54 stamped. Includes leather sling.
Previous owner was a member of the ProTELL Waffen Association, which is considered to be like a Swiss version of the NRA. This rifle has been customized with Anschutz target sights. They are an Anschutz 1819 for 11mm dovetail, which is now discontinued. The barrel is also aftermarket and custom fabricated.
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.