W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 1577xx
This Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1927, is in very good condition with 80% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Refurbished charging handle knob. Receiver finish is thinning, with uneven wear on the left and right sides. Bluing on front barrel band is dark but the rear barrel band's finish is light. Trigger guard and trigger plate are almost completely in the white. Magazine base plate is polished and in the white. Furniture has light handling marks and a few superficial dents associated with military service. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. Receiver is P stamped. 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.