W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 120xxx
This Swiss K11 carbine was produced in 1923 and is in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. There are several deep dents on the left side of the stock as well as some rough handling marks. Gouge in the left side of the handguard at the rear sight. Stock finish at the butt is worn, consistent with military drilling and service. Receiver finish has some edge wear around the loading slot, on the left side toward the rear, and on the right side forward of the charging handle. Bluing on rear barrel band is dark. Front barrel band has worn bluing, with the bottom of the bayonet lug and the stacking arm nearly in the white. Bluing on trigger guard is thinning. Magazine base plate is in the white. 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.