W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 115xxx
Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1923, is in very good condition with 80% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Both charging handle knobs are cracked. Furniture has various light to mild pressure marks throughout. There are also a few small gouges, including a gouge on the middle of the bottom edge and the upper right edge of the right side finger groove. and on the underside of the stock, in front of the trigger plate. There is a long running crack found on the underside of the stock, running from the trigger plate to the rear barrel band, which has been armory repaired. Receiver has dark bluing, with typical edge wear around the loading slot, lightening cuts, and the rear adjacent to the bolt plug. Receiver also has a few scattered marks in the metal. Bluing on the rear barrel band is heavily worn, with brown patina. Front barrel band also has patina, with finish wear on the left side at the hinge, right side at the mounting screw, the stacking lug, and edge wear on the bayonet lug. Trigger plate has good bluing with some finish wear behind the magazine. Trigger guard has worn bluing with edge wear. Bluing on magazine base is showing signs of thinning, with edge wear. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. 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.