W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 58xxx
Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1917, is in very good condition with 92% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bottom charging handle knob is cracked. Stock has a faint tiger striping pattern throughout the length of the stock. Wood finish has dulled somewhat and has typically expected handling marks from military use. On the right side of the stock there is a long scratch running from the midpoint of the comb to roughly the beginning of the grip. On the left side of the stock, there are some rough marks and a small patch of dark discoloration at the wood line below the receiver, as well as a small rough mark to the left of the rear sling mount where a sling's button would have rubbed against. The handguard has a small chip at the base in front of the receiver, and a heavy pressure mark in front of the rear sight and in front of the rear barrel band.
Receiver has light edge wear around the loading slot and very light edge wear around the lightening cuts. There are a few sporadic small marks in the finish and the top of the receiver has a small amount of light surface pitting. Rear barrel band has light patina but otherwise good bluing. Front barrel band has light finish wear on the left side at the hinge, on the right side at the mounting screw, and edge wear on the bayonet lug. Trigger plate has light bluing wear around the screws. Trigger guard has edge wear. Bluing on magazine base is lightly thinning with light edge wear. Receiver is P63 stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate.
Includes muzzle cover.
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.