W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 83xx4
Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1918, is in very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Furniture has heavy handling marks, with heavy pressure marks scattered throughout along with some gouging. Stock is worn at the butt, consistent with military service and drilling. The right side of the stock has a series of gouges at the cheek piece, likely caused by something hitting the stock and dragged toward the rear. There is a gouge at the upper rear of the right side finger groove. On the left side of the stock, below the receiver, are three vertical sets of deep pressure marks. Receiver bluing is very dark, with edge wear around the loading slot and on the lightening cuts, and wear at the rear adjacent to the bolt plug. There are also some marks in the metal surface. Rear barrel band has very dark bluing, with wear on the bottom at the screw and on the sling loop. Front barrel band has finish wear on the top, on the sides at the screw and the hinge. Trigger platae has a line of finish wear in front of the trigger guard. Trigger guard has edge wear. Finish on the magazine base 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.