This is a very rare/scarce example of a Private series Swiss K11 Carbine. It is one of 25 pieces of Private series K11 produced in 1924 to be delivered to Swiss Customs (Zoll). Approximately 800 pieces in total were produced and delivered between 1914 and 1931. This K11 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. Charging handle knobs are serialized but non-matching. Stock has long running dark wood grain pattern. Stock has heavy pressure marks on the left and right sides just below the forward end of the receiver. The toe of the stock is discolored due to wear in the wood finish. Left side of the receiver has light scratches. The top of the barrel bands are worn and have patina. The bluing on the front barrel band's stacking lug is worn. Trigger plate finish is dark. Trigger guard finish is worn and thinning. Magazine finish has edge wear. 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.