W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 119xxx
Swiss K11 Carbine, produced in 1923, in very good condition with 80% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture overall is in very good condition with light handling wear. The right side of the stock has some scattered light pressure marks, with nothing notable to point out. The left side of the stock has mostly light pressure marks. There is an area in front of the rear barrel band on both the stock and handguard where it looks like a label was once affixed. There are a few small marks in the underside of the stock at the butt, lighter than expected with military service, as well as a rough patch behind the pistol grip. There is a small chip on the top side at the receiver tang, which is the only thing that drops the grading from 5/5 to 4/5. Handguard has a few scattered pressure marks.
Receiver has good finish. Edge wear around the loading slot and light edge wear around the lightening cutouts. Mild finish wear along the left side of the receiver. Multiple small marks on the surface of the receiver. Front barrel band has finish wear along the top, on the left side at the hinge, on the right side at the mounting screw, and on the underside at the bayonet lug. Rear barrel band has excellent bluing and may be refinished. Mild finish wear on the exposed barrel and light edge wear around the front sight. Trigger plate has fair bluing, with finish wear around the mounting screws, in front of the trigger guard, and small marks around the magazine. Trigger guard has moderate to heavy finish wear. Magazine base has edge wear and fair finish wear overall.
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.