W+F Bern Swiss K11 - sn 95xx0
Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1920, 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. Top and bottom charging handle knobs are chipped. Furniture has typical handling marks from military service. On the left side of the stock there are some vertical marks in the wood below the receiver, a pressure mark at the grip, and several pressure marks to the right of the grip. On the left side of the stock are some scattered pressure marks at the butt and a pressure mark at the grip. On the underside of the stock, there are two long pressure marks at the toe.
Receiver bluing is fairly dark with light edge wear at the loading slot, a few small discolored spots that may have been caused by grease, and there are a few small marks in the metal. The rear barrel band has dark bluing with very light finish wear on the underside at the mounting screw. Front barrel band also has dark bluing, with very light finish wear on the left side at the hinge, very light finish wear on the right side at the mounting screw, and light edge wear on the bayonet lug. Trigger plate has dark bluing. Trigger guard has light edge wear. Bluing on the magazine base is lightly thinning and has light edge wear on the left side. Receiver is P 36 stamped. 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.