W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 196xxx
Swiss K11 Carbine, produced in 1931, in very good condition with 85% original finish. 4/5 Bore (bright bore, light wear at the start of the rifling). 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Stock has a long wood grain pattern. Faint tiger striping on the left side of the stock, below the receiver.
Furniture exhibits fair handling wear with mild to moderate pressure marks. On the right side of the stock there are some long light to mild pressure marks and some surface scuffing around the butt. On the forearm above the right side of the finger groove there is a scratch running between the stock and handguard. On the left side of the stock there is a moderate to heavy pressure mark in front of the rear sling mount. There is a gouge, low on the stock, forward of the grip. There is a small vertical scratch running between the stock and handguard above the left side of the finger groove. On the underside of the stock there are multiple pressure marks and several light gouges along the toe. There is a gouge on the rear of the pistol grip. In front of the magazine plate are a couple of small light to mild gouges. Handguard has some scattered light pressure marks
Receiver has mild finish wear overall. Finish wear is most evident at the rear of the receiver, in between the upper lightening cuts, on the rear of the left side, and on the rear edge. Mild edge wear around the loading slot. Light edge wear around the three lightening cuts and on the right side of the receiver. Very light pitting on the top of the receiver. Both barrel bands have very little finish wear and light tool marks; it is uncertain whether or not these have been refinished. Mild to moderate finish wear on the exposed area of the barrel and the front sight. Magazine plate has light finish wear. Trigger guard has mild to fair finish wear and heavy patina. Base of the magazine has mild finish wear and heavy patina.
Receiver is P stamped.
Unable to check for a soldier's tag as we were unable to remove the butt plate due to a damaged screw head.
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.