W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 38xxx
Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1915, is in very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Top charging handle knob is cracked. Furniture has light pressure marks throughout, with some heavy pressure marks and scuffing noted. The left side of the stock has some heavy pressure marks at the comb along with some scuffing in the finish, a heavy pressure mark below the receiver, underneath the receiver's left side lightening cut, and there is a pressure mark and scuffing in the finish to the left of the rear sling mount, where a sling commonly makes contact with the stock. The right side of the stock has a few heavy pressure marks below the comb and some scuffing near the butt. Heavy pressure marks can also be found around and to the right of the finger groove. On the underside of the stock, there is a heavy pressure mark just behind the pistol grip and there are a series of small gouges in front of the trigger plate. Receiver is P 38 stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate.
Receiver bluing is fairly dark with a small amount of edge wear around the rear lightening cuts. There is some light discoloration toward the right side of the receiver. Rear barrel band has dark bluing, with a small amount of finish wear on the underside at the mounting screw, left side at the sling mount, and a small mark on the top side. The front barrel band has finish wear on the left side at the hinge and on the underside at the bayonet lug. Trigger plate has finish wear around the top and middle screws. Trigger guard has light patina and light edge wear. Bluing on the magazine base is thin.
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.