W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 73xxx
Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1918, is in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Top charging handle knob is cracked. Bottom charging handle knob is chipped. Both the stock and the handguard have several gouges throughout. The left side of the stock has the initials "RR" carved on the fore-end to the right of the rear barrel band. Below the left side finger groove are two gouges, and there is a gouge on the upper right of the finger groove that runs into the handguard. Small gouge to the left of the rear sling mount and a larger gouge to the right, near the butt. Couple of wear marks on the stock in front of the rear sling mount likely caused by the sling button. On the right side of the stock there are multiple pressure marks to the left of the finger groove and around the finger groove. There are also some small gouges on the edge of the finger groove. A long gouge can be found from the upper left corner of the finger groove and extending to the base of the handguard. Typical expected wear at the butt of the stock. On the underside of the stock there are many pressure marks as well as wear at the toe. The handguard has a couple of heavy gouges on the top side in between the two barrel bands, an armory repair, and some small gouges behind the front barrel band.
Receiver has edge wear around the loading slot, lightening cuts, and on the right side at the forward edge. Moderate finish wear and scratching at the rear on the top and left sides, and a few scattered marks in the metal. Rear barrel band has very good quality bluing with only a few scattered blemishes. Front barrel band has moderate finish wear all around. Trigger plate has light finish wear. Trigger guard has moderate edge wear. Bluing on the magazine base is thinning and has edge wear all around.
Receiver is P 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.