W+F Bern Swiss K11 w/ Matching Bayonet - sn 198xx5
Swiss K11 carbine, produced in 1931, in good condition with 80% finish. 5/5 Bore. 2/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
There are two armory repairs found in the furniture: the grip has an armory repair to the right of the tang and there is an armory repair at the base of the handguard, rear of the original factory reinforcement. A third crack is found on the right side of the stock behind the rear barrel band; this crack has not been repaired.
Small gouges in the furniture are present and there are a limited number of pressure marks. On the left side of the stock, there is a small dent behind the rear barrel band, a patch of handling wear within the finger groove on the left half. There are a few superficial scratches in the finish near the butt. On the right side of the stock, there is a small mark at the butt and on the comb. There is a small cluster of small gouges on the underside of the stock at the toe and a small gouge to the left of the trigger plate. A few gouges are seen around the finger groove and a couple of pressure marks within the finger groove. On the left side of the handguard, there is a small dent and a light pressure mark below and to the left of the rear sight. On the right side of the handguard, there is a cluster of small gouges below and to the left of the rear sight and a round gouge at the wood line before the front barrel band. On the top side of the handguard, there are a few nicks near the armory repair at the base of the handguard and pressure marks before the rear barrel band.
Receiver has thinning bluing. There is moderate edge wear around the loading slot and the top side lightening cuts, and patches of finish wear across the top side. Heavy finish wear is found at the rear on the top and left sides. Finish wear on the right side of the receiver, to the right of the vent hole. Small scratches in the metal surface. Bluing on the front and rear barrel bands have been reblued and are a dark black in color. Front barrel band has light edge wear on the hinge, a scratch on the bottom of the left side, and very light edge wear on the bayonet lug. The pin for the stacking arm is missing but the stacking lug is still present. Finish wear around the exposed area of the barrel. Trigger plate has light edge wear on the forward end of the magazine well. Trigger guard has been reblued and has minor edge wear. Bluing on the base of the magazine is heavily worn.
Receiver is P stamped.
Includes leather sling and matching serial number model 1918 bayonet with scabbard and leather frog.
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.