W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 112xxx
This Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1922, is in very good condition with 85% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. The bore is bright, with lightly worn rifling. Both charging handle knobs have matching serial numbers and are cracked. Furniture is generally clean, however there are some rough handling marks in a few areas. On the right side of the handguard is a deep scratch running from the rear barrel band to the rear sight. The stock has a couple small gouges on the left side, below the rear sling mount near the toe. Receiver finish has dark bluing but also has some heavy finish wear; there is edge wear around the loading slot and the lightening cuts, some small marks on the top of the receiver, and heavy bluing wear on the left side and at the rear. Rear barrel band has dark bluing with finish wear on the forward half. Front barrel band has dark bluing but with finish wear on all sides, including the hinge. Trigger plate has dark bluing. Trigger guard has dark bluing but with heavy edge wear on the sides. Magazine base has dark bluing, with some spots of finish wear on the bottom surface and some light edge wear. Receiver is P stamped. Includes muzzle cover and leather 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.