W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 206xx8
Swiss K11 Carbine, produced in 1932, in good condition with 80% finish. 3/5 Bore (lightly worn rifling, light pitting throughout bore). 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture has had some sort of varnish or other non-original coating applied by the previous owner, and this non-original coating is flaking off in areas. There are many pressure marks found throughout the stock, with severity ranging from light to heavy. On the right side of the stock, there are many mild pressure marks along the side of the butt and running along the pistol grip and the grip. There are pressure marks on the top right edge of the finger groove as well as several light pressure marks below the finger groove. Heavy pressure mark at the woodline before the rear barrel band. An example of the flaking coating can be seen around the rear barrel band. On the left side of the stock, there are various light to mild pressure marks below the comb and running along the grip. On the underside of the stock, there are multiple marks of finish wear and pressure marks at the toe. There is a gouge on the pistol grip. Heavy pressure mark to the right of the magazine plate, in front of the trigger guard. Two small gouges in front of the magazine plate. There is a heavy pressure mark on the comb of the stock and a chip rear of the tang. The handguard has many mild pressure marks throughout There are a pair of heavy pressure marks on the left side near the base. There is a small gouge on the top side, before the rear barrel band, and a heavy gouge on the right side of the handguard in front of the rear barrel band.
Receiver has mild to moderate finish wear throughout with light patina and scattered marks in the metal. Heavier finish wear around the chamber, on the right side of the receiver and around the rear edge. Fair edge wear around the loading slot and the two upper lightening cuts. Light edge wear around the left side lightening cut. Rear barrel band has light finish wear and what appears to be some sort of coating, possibly cosmoline, though cosmoline was not used in service. The front barrel band, magazine plate, trigger, guard, magazine, and butt plate had been painted black by the previous owner. There are flecks of debris embedded in the paint, and the paint is also flaking off in areas.
Both bolt knobs are cracked. Bolt knobs matching serial numbers.
Receiver is P stamped.
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.