W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 110xxx
This Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1922, is in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Both charging handle knobs are worn. The receiver bluing is mostly dark, but wear in the finish is noted along the left side. Both barrel bands, particularly the rear barrel band, has heavy patina. Trigger plate finish has some patina. Trigger guard has patina and edge wear. Bluing on magazine base is thinning but still looks good. Furniture is very clean with few handling marks. The stock is very likely refurbished, either by the armory or by the previous owner, as the edges of the finger grooves are rounded and the Swiss military acceptance stamp on the right side of the stock is shallow, but this has resulted in a very clean finish. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. Includes muzzle cover and sling. C&R Eligible. 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.