W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 205xxx
This Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1932, is in very good condition with 92% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Charging handle knob is cracked. Receiver finish is very dark, with light edge wear seen at the loading slot and in the rear adjacent to the bolt plug. Both barrel bands also have dark bluing, but the rear barrel band has some marks on top that has worn off some of the bluing. Light edge wear on the trigger guard and magazine base plate. Furniture has mostly light handling marks seen throughout, with some heavier marks present. There are some dark scuffs on the left side of the stock above the pistol grip. There are a couple of pockmark-like small gouges on the right side of the stock. Small dents on the top side of the handguard, forward of the rear barrel band. Wood finish is worn at the heel/toe, expected with military service. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. 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.