W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 147xx8
Swiss K11 Carbine, produced in 1927, in good condition with 70% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 1/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture would have been graded 3/5, but there are two small, unrepaired cracks at the tang. Unrepaired cracks immediately drop the grade to 1/5.
Stock has light pressure marks found throughout, along with a few light gouges. The finish is worn around the butt. On the right side of the stock, there is a gouge on the grip. Light pressure mark on the top right corner of the finger groove. On the left side of the stock, there is a small gouge near the pistol grip. Below the receiver's left side lightening cut there is a small round gouge. On the underside of the stock there is a scratch in front of the magazine plate. The stock is chipped along the left side of the rear barrel band spring. Heavy gouge on the comb of the stock. Handguard also has various light pressure marks. On the left side of the handguard at the woodline before the rear barrel band there is a pair of mild pressure marks. There is a light gouge on the top and left side, in between the two barrel bands.
Receiver has moderate to heavy finish wear throughout with a few spots of light patina and some scattered surface marks in the metal. Heavier finish wear found around the loading slot and on the rear of the receiver. Both barrel bands have moderate to heavy finish wear and light patina. Fair to moderate finish wear on the exposed barrel and on the front sight. Magazine plate has heavy to severe finish wear with the middle area in the white. Trigger guard is nearly in the white. Magazine base is in the white.
Butt plate has heavy tooling marks on the mounting screws.
Receiver is P stamped.
Includes leather sling.
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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.