W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 1699xx
This Swiss K11 carbine is in excellent condition with 95% bluing. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Receiver finish is dark with some finish wear on the top rear of the receiver. Furniture has typical dents and handling marks associated with military service. Dents on the right side rear of the stock, along the comb, as well as dents on the left and right side handguard and stock in between the two barrel bands. There is a vertical dent on the rear of the right side finger groove and a deeper dent on the rear of the left side finger groove. Handguard has a small crack behind the rear sight. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. 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.