W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 49xxx
This Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1916, is in very good condition with 92% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. One of the two butt plate screws does not secure into the stock. Furniture is otherwise in excellent condition with few light handling marks and shiny finish. Receiver finish is dark with some light edge wear around the ejection area, as well as some light finish wear at the rear and the right side of the receiver. Bluing on both barrel bands is good, especially with the rear barrel band. Bluing wear on the trigger plate. 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.