W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 184xxx
Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1930, is in good condition with 70% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bright bore with lightly worn rifling. Light pitting noted toward the muzzle. Charging handle knobs are worn and there is a small crack in the upper knob. Furniture has pressure marks throughout, particularly on the right side of the stock at the comb and grip. Scuff in the wood finish on the underside of the stock near the toe. There is a very heavy gouge on the top of the handguard that has also marred the rear barrel band. Receiver has some areas of heavy finish wear; heavy edge wear around the loading slot and finish wear at the rear of the slot, and there are some impact marks at the rear left of the receiver, in front of the bolt plug. Front barrel band has heavy finish wear and marks in the metal from the previously mentioned heavy gouge. Front barrel band has marks in the finish on the top side, edge wear around the bayonet lug, and finish wear on the stacking lug. Trigger plate has finish wear around the middle screw. Trigger guard has heavy edge wear. Magazine base also has heavy edge wear. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. Includes 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.