W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 116xx1
This Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1923, is in good condition with 70% original finish. 3/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bore is bright with worn rifling. Furniture is well worn with heavy handling marks throughout. There is an armory repair on the stock behind the front barrel band. There are several gouges in the furniture by the rear barrel band, likely attributed to repeated removal and installation of the rear barrel band without completely loosening it. There is heavy wear at the butt, toe, and comb of the stock, which is consistent with military service and drilling. Several gouges in the right side of the stock below the receiver. There are also gouges found on the finger grooves on the left and right sides. Faint tiger striping on the left side of the stock, below the receiver. Receiver finish is worn, with heavier on the left and right sides and the left rear. Rear barrel band is in the white. Front barrel band's bluing is also worn. Bluing on the exposed barrel and the front sight is thinning. Trigger plate is mostly in the white. Trigger guard is in the white. Magazine base plate has been polished and is in the white. Receiver is P stamped; the stamp is only partially struck. 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.