W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 172xxx
This Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1929, is in very good condition with 90% bluing. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. The receiver bluing is very dark, but there are some small gouges/nicks in the metal, as well as evidence of light surface pitting that has been covered by bluing, so the finish has been armory refurbished. Receiver has minor edge wear around the loading slot and some bluing wear at the end of the receiver next to the bolt plug. Both barrel bands are very dark with minimal edge wear. Trigger plate has dark bluing. Trigger guard has dark bluing with some edge wear. Magazine also has dark bluing with light edge wear. Furniture has many small surface dents throughout, as well as a small but deep gouge on the bottom of the stock, adjacent to the magazine release. There is also wear in the wood finish in some areas, including an area at the toe, and on the right side of the stock at the cheek piece. Some discoloration found on the left side of the stock at the grip. There is a flat spot at the pistol grip which is likely a result from hand sanding at the factory. Receiver is P 38 stamped, indicating 19 years in military service before it was privatized. 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.