W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 80xxx
This Swiss K11 carbine is in very good condition with 85% bluing. 5/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. "38" stamp on receiver below serial number, indicating armory refurbishment in 1938. Receiver finish is fairly dark but the rear and left side of the receiver does exhibit bluing wear. Edge wear on the trigger guard and magazine base plate. Furniture has some handling marks and dents seen throughout. There was a crack in the stock from the grip to the comb which has been armory repaired. There is a heavy gouge on the underside of the stock, to the left of the trigger plate. Receiver is P stamped. Includes muzzle cover and leather sling. 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.