W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 170xx5
Good Condition with 60% Original Finish. All S/N numbers matching. 5/5 Bore. The receiver is marked "37" from the year of refurbishment or retirement. The stock is a dark walnut with some rich features. Much of the metal finish has been worn from service. There is very minimal frost on the finish.
The Karabiner Model 1911 (K11) is the shorter, lighter, carbine model of the Swiss 1911 rifle. It is a magazine fed, straight pull, bolt action rifle chambered in 7.5x55mm Swiss Gewehrpatrone 1911 (GP11). Though the 1911 rifle ceased production in 1919, the K11 was produced through 1933 as the Swiss military realized the benefit of outfitting their service members with shorter, lighter, carbines.