W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 1580xx
This Swiss K11 carbine 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. Stock exhibits some tiger striping at the butt. Furniture has some light handling marks, with some dents in both the stock and handguard seen throughout. Storage mark (dent) on the left side of the stock, in between the magazine and the receiver. A couple of dents on the right side between the stock and handguard, in between the two barrel bands. Receiver finish is dark, with some light wear at the rear of the receiver. Magazine base plate finish is worn. Light edge wear on trigger guard. 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.