W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 42xxx
Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1916, 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. Furniture has some heavy handling marks, with pressure marks throughout, as well as some small gouges. On the left side of the stock, in front of the grip is a fairly large round pressure mark. There are also quite a few pressure marks seen around the butt of the stock. The stock has two armory splices present: the first is a rounded rectangle found on the underside of the stock at the toe; the second is a thin rectangular splice on the forearm, in front of the rear barrel band spring. There is a round shaped gouge on the left side of the handguard in front of the rear barrel band. Receiver bluing is dark, with edge wear around the loading slot, and finish wear at the rear left of the receiver, adjacent to the barrel plug. Rear barrel band has dark bluing with light finish wear on the right side. Front barrel band also has dark bluing, with finish wear on the right side at the mounting screw and on the left side at the hinge. Trigger plate has finish wear near the trigger guard. Trigger guard has light finish wear with a brown patina and edge wear. Bluing on the magazine base is lightly thinning and has light edge wear. Receiver is P 36 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.