W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 116xx8
Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1923, in very good condition with 90% finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Stock's stamped serial number matches the receiver as noted above, however the stock lacks the Swiss military acceptance stamp on the right side. Behind the butt plate, the stock has a manufacturing date of November 1939, which could mean that this K11 was arsenal refurbished, though it lacks any arsenal refurbishment stamps, or the receiver was produced in 1923 but not issued to a soldier until after November 1939.
On the left side of the stock, there is a dark black coloration at the comb above the rear sling mount. A few light pressure marks are scattered along the left side of the stock, including a small cluster at the top of the grip. The handguard has a mild pressure mark at the base, near the chamber.
Receiver bluing is mostly dark, with heavier wear found on the left side of the receiver and at the rear. Mild edge wear around the loading slot and light edge wear around the three lightening cuts. There are also multiple marks in the surface of the metal. Bluing on the rear barrel band is excellent. Light tool marks around the mounting screw. Front barrel band has mild to moderate finish wear all around. Light edge wear around the front sight. Magazine plate has lightly worn finish. Mild finish wear and edge wear on the trigger guard. Mild to moderate finish wear on the magazine.
Both bolt knobs are intact.
Receiver is P stamped.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
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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.