W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 608xx
This Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1917, is 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 has handling marks found throughout, consistent with military service. There are some dents found at the comb of the stock, as well as the right side below the comb. Storage marks on the left and right sides of the stock below the receiver. Handguard has several light dents behind the rear barrel band. Receiver finish is dark but has some wear and lightens toward the rear left side. Finish on both barrel bands are fairly dark. Light edge wear on the trigger guard. Magazine base plate finish has wear on the rear edge. Discreet import engraving. Receiver is P stamped. Includes muzzle cover. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. C&R eligible. Discrete 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.