W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 79xx0
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. Stock has a beautiful tiger stripe pattern throughout the length of the stock. Furniture has many light pressure marks throughout, with a few heavy pressure marks. The left side of the stock has a couple of heavy pressure marks above the pistol grip and a small scuff below and to the right of the rear sling mount. The right side of the stock has moderate pressure marks below the comb and below the bolt takedown lever, a round pressure mark above the magazine, and heavy pressure marks on the bottom and on the right side of the finger groove. There is a gouge near the heel of the stock. There is also a small crack on the heel of the stock, just visible beyond the butt plate. There is a triangular wood insert found on the left side of the stock at the butt.
Receiver bluing is fairly dark, with edge wear around the loading slot and the lightening cuts. There is heavy finish wear on the receiver at the rear left side. Bluing on the rear barrel band is good. Front barrel band has finish wear on the left side at the hinge, along the top, and on the right side at the mounting screw. Trigger plate has lightly worn bluing. Trigger guard has edge wear. Bluing on the magazine base is lightly thinning with a slight patina visible. Receiver is P 37 stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. 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.