This Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1927, is in very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock matching serial number. Handguard non-matching serial number. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Lower charging handle knob is chipped. Furniture has handling marks seen throughout, as well as wood finish wear at the butt of the stock, consistent with military service. There was a crack in the handguard in front of the rear sight which was repaired by the armory. Light tiger striping seen in stock. Receiver has finish wear toward the rear of the receiver, as well as edge wear around the loading slot. Both barrel bands have fairly dark bluing along with some light edge wear. Trigger guard and the magazine base plate both have light edge wear. Butt plate has a non-matching screw that does not sit flush. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. Includes muzzle cover. 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.