W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 149xxx
This Swiss K11 carbine is in very good condition with 91% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Non-matching magazine serial number. Receiver finish is dark with some wear at the end of the receiver. Rear barrel band finish is wearing. Charging handle knob is chipped. Furniture has rough handling marks, including some gouges on the left side of the stock, forward of the grip, a large gouge on the handguard adjacent to the rear barrel band, as well as some marks at the comb of the stock. Magazine base plate and trigger guard are in the white. "AI" carved into the stock behind the front band and into the magazine base. 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.