W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 83xxx
This 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. Receiver bluing is dark, with edge wear around the loading slot and the rear lightening cuts, but there is heavy bluing wear at the rear, next to the bolt plug. Rear barrel band bluing is excellent with little wear. Front barrel band has heavy finish wear, mostly on the left side. Trigger plate has good bluing, with edge wear around the middle and front screw, and a light scratch in the finish in front of the trigger guard. Trigger guard has heavy edge wear. Magazine base is nearly in the white. Stock has some finish wear at the butt, consistent with military service. There are also a few scattered dents and light gouges, including some marks on the right side of the stock near the butt, and a small gouge on the right side of the stock below the receiver. Handguard has a few handling marks but is mostly clean. 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.