W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 1697xx
This Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1928, is in very good condition with 93% bluing (refurbished). 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. All blued steel appears to have been refurbished and refinished. Receiver finish is very dark with few blemishes. Finish on both barrel bands, barrel, trigger plate, trigger guard, and the magazine is dark as well. Trigger guard has light surface frost. Stock has light dents and handling marks around the toe and comb, consistent with military service. Receiver is P 63 stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. Includes muzzle cover. 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.
Has P63 stamp and soldier's tag. stock has light handle wear. bluing has been refurbished and has light rust on bottom of mag and trigger guard