W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 83xx2
Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1918, is in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Both charging handle knobs are cracked. Furniture overall is fairly clean, with some tiger striping on the stock at the grip. There are some pressure marks on the left side of the stock, below the comb. There are a couple of gouges on the right side of the stock at the finger groove. The Swiss military acceptance stamp on the right side of the stock is very well defined. Receiver finish is dark, with some edge wear at the rear next to the bolt plug, around the loading slot, and on the upper lightening slots. There is also some light pitting seen around the loading slot. Rear barrel band has some finish wear on the upper right side and on the bottom at the screw. Front barrel band has good bluing, with light edge wear on the left side. Trigger plate has some light finish wear in front of the trigger guard. Trigger guard has edge wear. Magazine base finish is thinning and has edge wear. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. Includes 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.