W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 55xxx
This Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1917, in very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Furniture overall is clean with long grain patterns in the stock, with light handling marks and pressure marks scattered throughout. There is some discoloration in the finish at the butt of the stock. Receiver finish is good but lightens toward the rear. There is edge wear around the receiver's loading slot. Both barrel bands have good bluing with some finish wear on the sides. Trigger plate bluing is dark, with some wear in front of the magazine. Trigger guard has edge wear. Finish on the magazine base is thinning and beginning to approach white. Receiver is P 39 stamped. Includes 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.