W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 131xx9
Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1925, is in very good condition with 85% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bright bore with lightly worn rifling and very light pitting. Both charging handle knobs are cracked. Furniture has rough handling marks, with pressure marks and scratches throughout. Several small gouges are found on the right side of the stock, above and to the rear of the finger groove, as well as a heavier gouge above the magazine and on the underside of the stock, behind the rear barrel band. There are white paint marks in the stock at the comb on the right side. There appears to be some sort of repair splice or wood insert in the stock near the magazine well. Receiver bluing is dark with expected edge wear around the loading slot and the lightening cutouts. There are also a few surface nicks. Rear barrel band has lightly worn finish, with wear on the underside at the screw. Front barrel band has a small mark of finish wear on the left side at the hinge and on the right side at the screw, as well as expected edge wear at the bayonet lug and stacking arm. Trigger plate bluing is lightly worn. Trigger guard has edge wear and some surface marks. Magazine has lightly thinning bluing with some edge wear. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. 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.