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Waffenfabrik Bern

Waffenfabrik Bern Swiss "Good" Surplus: Schmidt–Rubin 1911, 30.75" 7.5X55 (FREE SHIPPING)

Product Code : 787450819788


Mfg Item #: Schmidt–Rubin 1911

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NOTE: This is a used surplus rifle Graded Good by the Importer. Expect finish wear, scratches, dings, etc... (See additional photos of samples from batch)

Waffenfabrik Bern (Weapons Factory Bern), also known as W+F Bern, was an arms manufacturer in Bern, Switzerland, which was a government-owned corporation producing firearms for the Swiss Armed Forces.

An improvement over the original 1889 version of the Schmidt–Rubin rifle, the Swiss M1911 placed the locking lugs in the middle of the bolt, rather than at the rear, strengthening the action and allowing a more powerful cartridge, the Gewehrpatrone 11 or GP 11 to be used. It is distinguished from the 96/11 rifle by a curved buttplate and by a stock with an integral semi-pistol grip. It uses a graduated tangent sight which begins at 300 meters. The 1911 and 96/11 rifles are characterized by exceptional accuracy and were made with excellent craftsmanship. The fact that Switzerland remained neutral through both world wars ensured that they are in far better condition, on average than the rifles of other European nations from that vintage.

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