W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 1490xx
This Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1927, is in very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Furniture has a light amount of handling wear. There is a light colored scuff on the left side of the stock near the toe and a dent on the right side of the stock below the receiver. Receiver bluing is dark with light edge wear at the loading slot and near the bolt plug. Barrel bluing is dark. The finish on the front barrel band is darker than the rear barrel band. Bluing is thinning on the trigger guard, with some edge wear. Magazine base plate is nearly in the white. Receiver is P stamped. Includes muzzle cover and 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.