W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 198xxx
This Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1931, is in excellent condition with 95% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Receiver finish is very dark with very light edge wear around the loading slot and at the rear adjacent to the bolt plug. Both barrel bands have dark bluing with light finish wear. Light edge wear on the trigger guard and magazine base plate. Furniture has handling marks consistent with military service. There are some heavier handling marks found on the right side of the stock on and near the right side finger groove, as well as a mark on the right side of the stock at the comb. Small marks of white transfer on the left side of the stock at the butt/toe. Receiver is P stamped. 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.