W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 1095xx
This Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1922, is in very good condition with 92% bluing. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Charging handle knob is cracked. Furniture has mostly light handling marks. There is a round dent on the bottom of the left finger groove. Rough handling mark on the right side between the stock and handguard, below the rear sight. Some tiger striping found in the stock. Handguard was cracked at the base and subsequently repaired at the armory. Receiver finish is very dark, with light edge wear around the loading slot and at the rear of the receiver in front of the bolt plug. and minor bluing wear at the top of the receiver, rear of the loading slot. Rear barrel band has some bluing wear but the front barrel band is nice and dark. Trigger guard has bluing wear. Magazine has light edge wear. Receiver is P stamped. Includes muzzle cover and leather sling. Discreet import engraving.
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.