Standard configuration and matching 1896/11 rifle, caliber 7.5×55, with barrel length 30.7”/overall length 51.2”/6-shot detachable magazine, made 1912 to 1920, total production estimated at 135,000, according to swisswaffen.com this example made 1902, deacccessioned in 1963, with tangent rear sight graduated 3-20, straight pull bolt, detachable magazine, and metal buttplate. The left side of receiver is marked 283047, the same number repeated on the barrel, bolt, and bottom of the magazine. Walnut stock, military accepted. Metal buttplate. Leather sling.
Bern 1896-11, Swiss Military Rifle, 283047, I-1051
VG+ arsenal reblue with stock that has added varnish as carefully photographed. Bright bore with sharp rifling. Perfect manual mechanics. A classic and early Swiss military rifle, in service for over 50 years, perfect for your collection!