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 1899, 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 388184, the same number repeated on the barrel, bolt, and bottom of the magazine. Walnut stock, military accepted. Metal buttplate. Correct muzzle cap. Leather sling.
Swiss Bern 1896/11, Military, Rifle, Muzzle Cap, Sling.
VG+ arsenal reblue with lightly sanded stock as carefully photographed. Bright bore. Perfect manual mechanics. A classic and early Swiss military rifle, in service for over 50 years, perfect for your collection!