W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 124xx4
Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1924, is in very good condition with 85% finish. 4/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bore has sharp rifling with lightly dulled bore and light pitting. Furniture has been refurbished; it has been sanded down and a clear coat has been applied. This has left the furniture very clean but there are still a few gouges and other similar handling marks present. There is a scuff on the left side of the stock, to the right of the rear sling mount. On the right side of the stock is a gouge below and to the right of the Swiss military acceptance stamp as well as a gouge below the bolt release lever. Handguard is very clean with minimal handling marks since it's been refinished. Receiver has some spots of brown discoloration, notably around the loading slot, and there is some bluing wear underneath the serial number at the P stamp and on the rear of the receiver. There are also some marks in the metal, such as a straight gouge just above the wood line on the right side, directly behind the base of the handguard, a series of three strikes about the serial number, and there are two marks around the loading slot that appears like someone was pried against it. Rear barrel band bluing is very dark with some finish wear on the underside at the mounting screw. Front barrel band has some finish wear on the left side at the hinge, right side at the mounting screw, and on the underside at the bayonet lug. Trigger plate has some areas where the bluing has worn off and has brown patina. Bluing on trigger guard is wearing with some edge wear. Magazine has finish wear on the left side to the rear of the magazine catch. Receiver is P stamped. Includes 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.