W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 2022xx
This Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1932, is in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Furniture has typical handling marks and dents associated with military service. Handguard behind the rear sight was previously cracked and has an armory repair. Receiver bluing has uneven wear, with the bluing thinning more on the left side compared to the right. Bluing on rear barrel band is also thinning. Edge wear on trigger guard. Trigger plate bluing is dark. Magazine base plate finish is thinning at the edges. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. Includes muzzle cover and leather sling. 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.