W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 170xx8
This Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1928, is in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Charging handle knobs exhibit heavy wear. Tiger striping pattern at the comb of the stock. Furniture has very heavy and rough handling marks throughout. These marks include, but are not limited to: a gouge on the left side of the stock, rear of the left side finger groove, below the top wood line; deep scratch on the left side of the stock at the comb, near the butt; several dents and heavy pressure marks on the right side of the stock, near the comb and grip; many light dents and pressure marks on the right side around the right side finger groove. The handguard had a crack on the top of side, in between the two barrel bands, that has been armory repaired. Receiver finish has an uneven bluing due to heavy finish wear; there is edge wear around the loading slot as well as physical marks in the surface. Both barrel bands, the exposed barrel, and the front sight have heavy patina. Trigger plate has fairly dark bluing, with some wear around the front screw. Trigger guard has worn bluing with some edge wear. Magazine base has been polished and is approaching white. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under the butt plate. Includes muzzle cover and leather sling. C&R Eligible. 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.