W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 135xxx
This Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1925, is in very good condition with 80% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bottom charging handle knob is cracked. Furniture has heavy and rough handling marks seen throughout, with pressure marks and dent severity ranging from light to heavy. Receiver has fairly dark bluing, with edge wear around the loading slot, the lightening cuts, and the end of the receiver adjacent to the bolt plug. There is also discoloration on the receiver, possibly from Waffenfett or other grease being left on the surface. Rear barrel band has finish wear, with the heaviest wear found on top and on the left side sling ring. Front barrel band finish is better quality than the rear, with wear on the right side at the screw, left side at the hinge, and on the bottom at the bayonet lug. Edge wear around the front sight. Trigger plate has finish wear around the middle screw. Trigger guard has heavy finish wear on the bottom and edge wear. Magazine base is almost completely in the white. Receiver is P stamped. Includes muzzle cover. 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.