W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 169xx9
Swiss K11 Carbine, produced in 1927, in good condition with 70+% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture exhibits heavy handling wear overall but appears to be structurally sound. Finish is worn around the butt. On the right side of the stock, there are some light scratches near the toe. There is a gouge to the right of the Swiss military acceptance stamp. The pistol grip has scuffs in the finish and several light gouges, and there are several light pressure marks around the grip. There are several heavy gouges on the side of the stock in front of the bolt release lever. Several small gouges found on the forearm along the woodline and a rough area behind the front barrel band. On the left side of the stock, there are multiple light to mild pressure marks along the side of the butt. The finger groove has a gouge and pressure marks on the bottom edge. On the underside of the stock are multiple pressure marks along the toe. and a scratch at the toe. There are several light gouges along the comb and a chip at the receiver tang. Handguard has multiple pressure marks and scratches. The base of the handguard has been armory repaired.
Receiver has areas of heavy finish wear, as well as scratches in the finish found throughout. Mild edge wear around the loading slot. Mild to fair edge wear around the upper lightening cut and light edge wear around the left side lightening cut. Finish wear is particularly heavy at the rear of the receiver on the top and left sides. Rear barrel band has moderate to heavy finish wear. Front barrel band has heavy finish wear. Fair to moderate finish wear on the front sight. Magazine plate has light finish wear in a few spots; with regard to the rest of the K11's finish condition, this part may have been refinished. Trigger guard has heavy finish wear. Magazine has heavy finish wear and the underside is approaching white.
Bolt knobs exhibit wear without cracks.
Receiver is P stamped.
Soldier's tag found under butt plate.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
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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.