W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 1435xx
This Swiss K11 carbine is in very good condition with 90% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Charging handle knob is chipped. Handling marks found throughout furniture, consistent with military service. Gouge at the forward end of the finger groove on the right side of the stock, as well as a gouge on the toe of the stock. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. Includes muzzle cover and leather sling. 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.