W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 1520xx
This Swiss K11 carbine is in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Receiver finish is good with some light finish wear. Some finish wear also evident on the barrel bands. Furniture had medium to heavy handling marks found throughout, consistent with military service. There are more handling marks on the right side compared to the left side. Two superficial gouges in the wood on the right side of the stock above the magazine. 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.