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Swiss K1911 Carbine Straight Pull Rifle 7.5x55 - C & R Eligible

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5 round Straight Pull

7.5x55 caliber

Good condition

Some slings

Country of Manufacture Switzerland
License Requirement Curio and Relic
Manufacturer Schmidt Rubin
Mfg. Part Number Swiss K11 Rifle RI2237
UPC No
Caliber/Gauge 7.5x55
Threaded Barrel No
Free Shipping No
Flat Rate Shipping No

Swiss K1911 Carbine Straight Pull Rifle 7.5x55 - C & R Eligible

Availability: Out of stock

  |  Item #: LNG-K11S-RI2237-G

MPN: Swiss K11 Rifle RI2237 |  Email to a Friend

Historic Swiss K1911 carbine straight pull rifle, bolt action - 7.5x55 caliber -  C & R Eligible


Good condition overall. One of the most accurate battle rifles ever produced.

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  • Swiss K1911 Carbine Straight Pull Rifle 7.5x55 -  C & R Eligible

Brutus' Description

The Swiss at some point realized that its support troops, cavalry, and certain other units required a shorter rifle then what was currently available and so designed the Model 1911 Carbine. The Swiss 1911 Carbine being smaller, lighter and still lethally accurate, became a favorite of the Swiss Army and its popularity contributed to the design of its successor, the K31. They are also the last variation with the flatter mag plate which bench shooters tend to prefer, as well as the grooved Schmidt Rubin design bolt, and bakelite charging handle. 7.5x55 caliber, Straight Pull.

Overall good surplus condition.  Note that minor cracks in the wood stocks are common to these rifles from this era and some of these rifles may have minor cracked stocks. Most ( but not all ) of the cracks are relegated to the hand guards, but in any case, if they are there, regardless of where they are on the stock, they will be very minor and not detract from the function of the rifle. We only mention it because there is the possibility of them being there and we simply don't have the time or manpower to go through each rifle with a fine tooth comb looking for every minor fracture. 

Even if we did, sometimes you will find a minor crack in a non stress area like a hand guard, but the rifle overall will be far better than others beside it  without a minor crack. Then it becomes a judgement call. As such, here is our position. We know there is the possibility of there being a few with minor stock cracks in the batch, as such, no matter how slight,  there is a possibility of  getting one. If that is a deal breaker then don't buy one of these.

The importer has some of these importer stamped as Schmidt Ruben, and others importer stamped as Waffenfabrek.  Regardless of the stamping the rifles appear identical and we are selling them all under the same sku. Again, this is largely a non issue but we did want to make you aware that importer stampings may vary. 

Many ( about 40 % ) of these have their original muzzle cap/sight protector and while we do not guarantee the receipt of this accessory with the rifle there is a
about a 4 in 10 chance of receiving a muzzle cap. Many will also come with their original sling but again we make no guarantee's on receiving a sling. If it came to us with a sling or muzzle cap you will get it that way. If not, you won't. 

Important Please Read - When it comes to Swiss rifles, the grading standard can be a little skewed. The Swiss are renowned for their quality workmanship and attention to detail, and the Swiss soldiers typically took very good care to keep their rifles functional and serviceable. However, they used their rifles and carried them in training in very harsh weather conditions. As such it is very typical for the external surfaces of Swiss surplus rifles to be well used and you can expect these rifles to have a lot of dents and dings or minor cracks in the stock. You can also expect for there to be a certain amount of bluing wear that would possibly be considered excessive on other surplus rifles.

As such, when determining the condition of Swiss rifles, the industry tends to grade them against not what you might consider good, very good, or excellent when compared to other surplus rifles, but rather against the average condition of other Swiss rifle shipments that we have seen in the past.  

Now we have seen a lot of Swiss rifles and by Swiss rifle standards, these are pretty nice. Still, if you are expecting your rifle to sparkle like a new penny when you open the box then you may want to consider a different surplus rifle. 





Manufacturer's Description

Historic Swiss K1911 carbine straight pull rifle, bolt action - 7.5x55 caliber

Good condition overall. One of the most accurate battle rifles ever produced. 

Additional Information

Product Specs

5 round Straight Pull

7.5x55 caliber

Good condition

Some slings

Country of Manufacture Switzerland
License Requirement Curio and Relic
Manufacturer Schmidt Rubin
Mfg. Part Number Swiss K11 Rifle RI2237
UPC No
Caliber/Gauge 7.5x55
Threaded Barrel No
Free Shipping No
Flat Rate Shipping No

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Awesome Gun From Classic Firearms
Review by stevesw on 9/11/2016
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I am blown away by how nice this gun is! All numbers match, the stock is in great shape and the bore is bright and shiny! This K1911 must have been sitting in the closet for 90 years.
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Looks good
Review by Monty on 6/2/2016
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Take a look - video worth a thousand words.
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Why do I love the K11 Swiss ?
Review by JSD on 5/12/2016
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Best Surplus money can buy.
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Swiss K11 Carbine Unboxing & Review
Review by Christopher on 6/9/2015
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Hello all,

This Swiss rifle more than met my expectations. The bore is shiny and clean, all the serials w. inspection marks are matching and it came with the original 1926 sling. The soldiers name to whom this was issued in 1926 is under the butt plate, in addition this rifle was taken home by that soldier when he left the Swiss military. This could explain the great condition.

After unboxing I used mineral spirits and fine steel wool to treat the wood, then protected it with beezewax. I brought the leather back to life as well, it feels great in the hand. I cleaned all the old grease out and polished the bolt.

Can't wait to shoot it. Another great purchase from Classic Firearms.

-Chris
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Superb rifle at a great price!
Review by Murpheys Muskets on 9/14/2016
Quality
Excellent rifle at a great price! I hope classic finds more to sell in the future!
Ok But Not Too Bad
Review by Hoang on 9/12/2016
Quality
This is my first Swiss firearm that I've purchase and was excited to pick it up from my dealer. However, when I opened my package, the condition of my rifle was not as great as I expected. There was rust on the top receiver, magazine, buttplate, barrel bands, sling swivels, trigger, and trigger guard. The wood stock is fairly rough but not too bad. I've paid for the hand select option so I thought my rifle would be in better condition, but that wasn't the case. Overall, I'm fairly happy and I'll clean her up the best I can.
Great purchase
Review by Martin on 9/10/2016
Quality
I paid for hand select, the rifle is in very good condition even better than expected. When I got to my local shooting range/FFL everyone was telling me how great it looked. I haven't had a chance to shoot yet but the whole transaction was quick and simple, thank you Classic Firearms.
Swiss K1911 carbine
Review by Ken on 9/10/2016
Quality
I've always wanted a Swiss rifle but couldn't decide on which to get first. When I saw the video on the ones with matching bayonets I figured I'd go for the k1911 since the k31s would probably be gone in a couple of seconds. Overall the rifle is nice everything works just need to get a Swiss bayonet frog to complete the kit. The reason for 4 stars is because mine shipped with the front site blade missing and everywhere is sold out. So I can't range test it yet but if/when I get one and sight it in hopefully it'll be accurate as I have never messed with surplus sights before. I'll message CF to see if it had just maybe fell out somewhere but I assume not since these should be in there tight. Classic shipped the rifle fast with no hassle. Still will buy from them.
Excellent Swiss K1911
Review by Backwoods Bill on 9/10/2016
Quality
What can I say other than this rifle was amazing. It far exceeded my expectations. I have several Swiss rifles in my collection, but this one is in the best condition. Classic definitely did not let me down with this purchase. Thank you!
want a second rifles to scope and restock for target
Review by ARI on 9/8/2016
Quality
Although the K31 IS A NEWER RIFLE OR CARBINE AS THE CASE MAY BE,FOR SOME REASON I LIKE THE K11.JUST LOOK AT THE BOLTS AND COMPARE,THE K11 IS HEAVIER AND THE TANG LESS LIKELY TO FAIL ALTHOUGH MY K31 HAS NO SIGN OF DOING SO.REMEMBER THIS IS A PERSONAL OPINION NOT A JUDGEMENT,BUT I JUST LIKE THE FEEL OF THE THING. FOR ME THESE AND MY SWEDISH MAUSER ARE JUST FUN GUNS,FOR REAL SERIOUS STUFFI HAVE MY TARGET GUNS.
great
Review by Travis on 9/2/2016
Quality
I received another k11 and it is just outstanding. This rifle is seriously one of the best in my collection. The wood, metal, and bore are pristine. I have to thank William for getting me a great rifle. Classic is a great company and has yet to get me a lemon. This is my 7th rifle from this company and words cant describe how excited iam about this rifle. THANKS!!!
Accurate, Well Loved, Well Worn
Review by Jackson on 8/18/2016
Quality
From what I understand, these rifles were often issued once, then taken care of and used by that person for much of their life. This rifle has strong evidence of heavy use, but was obviously well taken care off. Pitting isn't a problem. The blueing is well worn on the receiver, but that's to be expected after 70+ years of likely use. I recently fired it for the first time. Very powerful. Very accurate. I've fallen in love with the patina and feel of this rifle. I decided to steam the stock and refinish it. I'll post pictures once its done. Good purchase from Classicfirearms.
I really wanted a K31 carbine but I am glad I didn't pass up on the K11 carbine!
Review by CMLarrison on 8/16/2016
Quality
I purchased the K11 carbine with the option for hand select. I could not be happier with my purchase. The rifle came with a beautiful tiger strip stock with sling. The muzzle and bore are in excellent condition. No troop tag under the butt plate but I couldn't ask for anything better. Thank you Classic Firearms!!
I really wanted a K31 carbine but I am glad I didn't pass up on the K11 carbine!
Review by CMLarrison on 8/16/2016
Quality
I purchased the K11 carbine with the option for hand select. I could not be happier with my purchase. The rifle came with a beautiful tiger strip stock with sling. The muzzle and bore are in excellent condition. No troop tag under the butt plate but I couldn't ask for anything better. Thank you Classic Firearms!!
Super accurate, beautifully machined
Review by Al on 8/16/2016
Quality
It is a beauty, came with a sling. Sights needed no adjustment. Ready for some deer hnting.
Amazing quality from 1927!
Review by Al on 8/11/2016
Quality
I just picked up my K1911 Carbine from my FFL dealer. I was shocked when I removed the shipping paper and bubble wrap. This rifle looked brand new. The wood was in fantastic shape: no splits, cracks, or dents. The bore was absolutely pristine. The extra money I spent on hand select really paid off. If this 1927 carbine ever saw active duty it must have been issued to a rear echelon payroll clerk who never fired it. What a find! Now for some trigger time...
Super clean rifle
Review by Brian on 8/9/2016
Quality
Like new. Did hand select.
Excellent Rifle for the money.
Review by Dan on 7/28/2016
Quality
Rifle was in excellent condition with a sling. This is a great rifle to add to may collection and will be a lot fun shooting.
very good shape
Review by milserp on 7/26/2016
Quality
Just recieved my K11 carbine and am very pleased with its condition. Wood has some minor dings but no cracks. Metal is very good with some bluing wear on edges. Action is nice and tight. Bore is bright with strong lands and grooves and crown is intact. Haven't looked under butt plate yet. Plus it came with sling. Serial # is 1917 mfg. This is my third milsurp from Classic, and hopefully will cure my milsurpitis! Hand select was not available, but it looks hand selected. Good stuff!!!
Swiss K1911 Carbine, perfection
Review by Steve on 7/18/2016
Quality
Once again Classic offers me more than what I could of hoped to get. Every aspect of this K11 is well above "good" condition in my opinion. A few bruises from working for a living were expected but I was amazed how few small dents there actually were. A slight tiger stripe visible threw out the stock and the bolt was nice and shiny with a brand new extractor and a bolt face that looks like its never fired a round. The bore was bright and shiny as well but you can tell that this gun has fired its fair share of rounds and taken care of. If this keeps up I will need to get a bigger safe. =) I have now been diagnosed with a bad case of surplus-itus with no cure in sight.

Thanks Classic!
Can't beat swiss rifles
Review by Trevor on 7/18/2016
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I love the swiss rifles, they are the most accurate surplus rifles that you can find. I love my K11!
My 1923 Swiss K1911 Carbine arrived in about new condition.
Review by Rick on 7/17/2016
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I didn't pay hand select either. The K1911 had no sling but has a sight protector. The stock looks new, the mag and receiver have no finish missing. All finish is 99%. All numbers match and "like new" barrel is accurate. It's also fun to shoot.
K11
Review by jr on 6/4/2016
Quality
After days of research about this rifle. I bought one today. A great gift to my son, he is Swiss. Will keep you guys posted.
These are too cool!
Review by Jeff on 6/1/2016
Quality
If you own a K31 you NEED to buy one of these. While similar to the K31, the K11 has a completely different feel, lighter and more streamlined. If you do your research the K11's have much more history than the K31's. The one I received was actually a K11 converted from a Swiss 1905 Carbine by the swiss in 1916. It is in great shape and included the sling and troop tag even though it was just a standard grade.

Excellent service from Classic as always, highly recommended.
Fantastic Rifle
Review by gregory on 5/26/2016
Quality
Was not expecting the rifle to be this nice. The stock had one small ding / paint transfer, that has already been buffed out .Absolutely no beaver chew or bad stock damage usually associated with Swiss rifles, just the normal wear of a 100 year old rifle. Mine is 1916 vintage. I would put the bluing at 70-80%. All matching numbers, of course . Only down side, if you could say there was one, is no troop tag. The K11 was stamped "P" as a take home, so I'm guessing they removed it. All in all, can't be happier. Can't wait to shoot it.
What are (some) idiots complaining about??
Review by Danomatic on 5/23/2016
Quality
This was my first purchase from classic. I ordered by phone Monday 5/16 and they told me that they where "a couple days behind in shipping"....it went out the next day. Received here in Colorado today 1 week later. I admit after reading some of the "warning" in the description I was a bit hesitant on what I was going to get, Well if this rifle is in "good" surplus condition, then anything better must be factory new. Mine is a 1930 made example, nice bluing, stock isn't chewed to hell and to my delight has the troop tag of the man it was issued to.

Staff was friendly, they shipped quickly and the under-promised and over-delivered as far as I am concern. So I guess any t negative reviews must have come from people who where expecting 80-90 year old EX MILITARY rifles to be in pristine just-out-of the crate condition. Or thought that this company could bend the laws of time to deliver their orders 2 days before the even ordered.

100% pleased
Great Service
Review by Lonnie on 5/12/2016
Quality
This was my first order but will not be my last. Service was fast and I got what I ordered. The old girl appears to be in pretty good shape for her age!
Thank you, Classic, for a well rounded transaction.
What an awesome rifle.
Review by Philip on 5/9/2016
Quality
Ordered my Swiss K11 last week and got it delivered today. I couldn't be happier. It came with a sling and troop tag under the butt plate. Also all matching serial numbers. The stock has small dings and scratches but that just adds to the character of this rifle. It matches my K31. Thank you to Classic Firearms. I love it.
Very pleased
Review by Collis on 5/5/2016
Quality
Great service. One week from ordering to ffl. Recieved a 1916 k11. Better condition than I expected. Bluing is pretty worn as described in add but gun is 100 years old. However stock is gourgeous, one of the lighter colored wood. Some marks, but not even close to what you would call a scratch. Bore shines like a mirror. Extremely pleased!
My "Little" Swiss Miss
Review by Igneoused on 5/3/2016
Quality
I received my K11 Carbine today and I couldn't be happier. I have been biding my time waiting for these to be back in stock. I am also the proud owner of a K11 Long Rifle and I love that too. Anyways, My carbine has bluing wear, slight dings and dents, a troop tag and a P marking private ownership by the soldier that carried it. Many surplus firearm owners have often wondered "who carried my rifle" well, to those of us who own Swiss rifles, we know. We know who carried the rifle in the snow and the sleet and the rain, that adds a major cool factor! My bore is pristine and I HIGHLY recommend purchasing one of these fine rifles. I no longer have the ability to shoot due to local range closure, however I'm sure it will be more accurate than I am when the time comes, Thanks Classic!
Very nice gun. Love it
Review by Jason on 2/16/2016
Quality
K1911 Again a very nice rifle or so I can afford to buy more glad I got to purchase one excellent condition no complaints, leather shoulder strap, Swiss marking stamps all over number matching as of I know all the parts same number
Another Beauty!
Review by Buck on 2/9/2016
Quality
My 2nd rifle from classic. another beauty like my first one. impressed. I asked for another nice rifle and they delivered! nothing else to say but buy one while you still can. at $300 bucks, c'mon it's a steal!
excellent
Review by billy on 1/22/2016
Quality
Received my rifle this morning. Condition is great. No cracks the the stock no chew marks from the cleats of boots. Bore is excellent! Thank u classic.
good stuff
Review by Travis on 1/6/2016
Quality
sooo, this was a great buy from classic. I opt. for the hand select and the rifle was as advertised. metal and wood were free of any defects. I am happy with the order and I just placed an order for another rifle hope that one is as nice as this swiss k11. ill post my reply when I get that rifle. everyone should add a swiss k11 to their collection from classic.
Pretty Much Beautiful
Review by Patrick on 11/14/2015
Quality
This is my first Swiss rifle, and the gun I received was pretty much as described. I did opt for hand select. I know the description details the possibility of cracks in the stock but I was somewhat disappointed to see a fairly significant crack running from the top buttplate screw up the center of the top rear of the stock. Both buttplate screws are stripped out. I am going to take these issues on as a project and see what I can do with them. Now for the good. Bore is basically new. Rest of the stock is great with nice finish and just enough dents and dings to look cool. The sling is awesome. Trigger on this rifle is so crisp and light. Overall, for a gun made in 1929, it is great. Shipping was super fast. A great addition to my collection.
I Love A Project - - Now My 1917 K11 Looks Brand New
Review by Deadly in OKC on 10/19/2015
Quality
Before shipment, William in Customer Service sent an e-mail with a total of five (5) pictures of their last hand-select K11. He noted with several pictures that the bluing was completely off of the receiver and the bottom of the magazine. Other pictures revealed a very good to excellent condition of the walnut stock with bluing on the barrel forward and aft, the front sight, and the rear sight close to 100 percent. He asked if I still wanted it. So, I said, "I love a project, so send it and I will restore the bluing on the receiver with Eastwood's Metal Blackening Solution." Picked up K11 513XX from my FFL, checked the barrel and it was like new and shiny-bright. At home, Eastwood's Metal Blackening Solution was applied generously to the bare metal receiver and the bottom of the magazine. With about the second or third application, the receiver started to darken and began to take on that bluish-green tint that the Swiss rifles have that you see in the pictures on the Classic Firearms web site. I then touched up all the bluing on the trigger assembly, the barrel, and both rear and forward sights. When it was all dried, I buffed all the metal with 0000 steel wool and then used a terry cloth wash cloth to buff the metal and then apply some needed lemon Pledge to the wood of the stock. Now for some "history", what appeared to be "tiger stripes" on the left hand guard was probably the "right hand-finger prints" of the Swiss National Guardsman who was obviously a left-handed shooter. The area where the palm of the hand rested was also darker with out any corresponding marks or oily looking areas on the right side of the hand guard. Since K11 513XX was manufactured in 1917, it was well used - - this must have prompted the Swiss to re-barrel the rifle at sometime during its history. The reason I say this is that all numbers match on this K11 except for the front sight. On my other K11 the front sight has the last 3-digits of the serial number. On K11 513XX, the front sight number is 918 and not 3XX ; therefore, based on the different forward sight number, I believe a new barrel was installed when it was re-arsenaled. This would account for the very shiny barrel and the "like-new" look of the barrel assembly (aft at the receiver and forward at the very new looking sight assembly). Now, I have a "like new" 1917 manufactured Swiss K11 that looks even better than my other 1929 K11. Thanks to William Customer Service Representative (Extraordinaire), and Thanks again, Classic !
Not so good
Review by Frank on 9/22/2015
Quality
My k31 was not so good.....It was GREAT !!!! A awesome buy. Could not have recieved a better rifle ...Even if I picked it myself. A gianormous thank you to the person that picked mine out Thanks Classic ! I can not be Happier !!!!!!
SCORE!!!
Review by Joey on 7/30/2015
Quality
After purchasing a nice walnut 1941 dated K31 a few months back at a local shop and after firing this fine Swiss rifle....I got the fever to add to my collection. I have purchased a few Mosins from Classic and have not been disappointed so I decided to give the K11 carbine a shot. I placed an order paying the extra for the hand select option. I tracked the delivery progress and just picked the rifle up from my FFL....total painless process. Now the rifle:

Opened the box and peeled off the bubble wrap and all I can say is BOOM! This rifle is a beauty. Who ever at Classic pulled this rifle I can't thank enough! It has a sweet nicely grained walnut stock with absolutely no "beaver chew" or water/ice damage. It also has very few bumps and dings. I disassembled the rifle to inspect and found that the barrel, receiver, trigger and assembly, front sight, bolt, hand guard and stock are all matching. The serial number dates the rifle to 1924. The bore is shiny and crisp and the rifle shipped with a sling and a muzzle cap. The sling is not original to the rifle but who cares? I removed the butt plate and there stuck to the wood was a troop tag! A little on-line research showed that the prior Swiss citizen soldier was not in a front line unit and this could explain the excellent condition of this rifle.

In closing I couldn't be more happier with this rifle. Thank you to the Classic team. I look forward to doing more business with you....Semper Fi!!!
SWEET RIFLE
Review by Brian J on 7/7/2015
Quality
I was very happy with this purchase...I really love the old rifles and this one was well worth it.... I paid the extra $20 for a select one with a sling!!! I can't wait to go shoot this one!!!
Outstanding!
Review by Scott on 6/13/2015
Quality
What a great rifle... As soon as the k31 is available again I will buy one... The Swiss are amazing!
Happy Happy Happy
Review by Oscar on 5/11/2015
Quality
Got my K11 today and looks good to me. It is a 1920 K11 per the SN#. Stock is a bit banged up but this is a mil surp and I can't say I'd want it any other way. No cracks, splits, or gouges. The plastic knob for the bolt is solid with no cracks. It does have a sling. The bore is clean, shiny and bright. Yup. I'm happy.
Wow, super nice rifle
Review by stephen on 3/25/2015
Quality
Received my Swiss K11 Carbine from Classic Firearms today. Serial number dates rifle was manufactured in 1926. Looks fantastic, even better condition than any of my 3 K31's. Could not be more pleased, great job again by Classic!!
great addition to collection
Review by justin on 3/21/2015
Quality
Received my k11 and I am pleased with the condition. Minor problem with my tracking number and a quick call and conversation with a very polite and professional woman fixed my problem. Great service and a great rifle
Very pleased with the purchase.
Review by Victor on 3/21/2015
Quality
I've just received my rifle. I had never owned a Schmidt-Rubin but after firing a k31 at the range I was impressed with its accuracy and wanted a carbine with a straight pull action. I also wanted to have some historical value behind it and that was the reason I purchased a K11;I opted for hand select option.. On mine bluing is about 70% still intact, nu rusted parts, bore is shinny, action is smooth, with its hard wood stock in good condition, no cracks but numerous small dents acquired during the years of normal use.
It was built in 1924 with all the serial numbers matching, it came with a leather sling and also I discovered the name and address of its owner under butt plate.
Overall this is a rifle which has been taken care of, lightly oiled just ready to go to range ;for a rifle which is almost a hundred years old, I cannot be happier.

Thank you Classic!
great k11 rifle
Review by griffin on 3/13/2015
Quality
Purchased the k11 on the 27 of feb. and it was at my FFL shop in a week.Awesome tiger striped wood and also got a troop tag under the butt.I will be purchasing from classic firearms from now on.
K11 fun
Review by C on 3/10/2015
Quality
Another great buy from Classic. Haven'the had it out yet, but looking forward to it!
Shopping a little slowerror than usual, 7 days or so, guess business is good.
Well pleased with condition of rifle.
Review by Tjsuchy7 on 3/8/2015
Quality
Received my K11 a couple of days ago. Paid extra for the hand pick. According to the serial number, it was made in 1932. Just like the write-up said, it was in very good condition. The bore is bright and shiny, plenty of blueing left, and the stock, although it has its share of marks, looks very good. The gun really didn't even need cleaned, but I couldn't resist taking it apart and giving it a once over. I'll tell you, the condition of the wood underneath the stock and forend pieces after removing the barreled receiver was like new. I'm now tempted to buy a K31.
So pleased I just ordered another.
Review by Red Devil 69 on 3/6/2015
Quality
This carbine was clean, was able to take it right to the range. Was so impressed with the accuracy I came home and ordered another. Highly recommend.
Wow
Review by James on 5/21/2014
Quality
Figgin love this rifle. Not much cleaning needed. This thing is accurate to the point that you could shoot the hair off of a pimple on a bull frogs butt. I am definitely debating on buying another one.
Got mine in, finally
Review by BigT on 5/17/2014
Quality
Really guys this is just an average buy. Paid extra for the hand pick, definitely NOT worth the extra. The bore looks good but exterior is rough as a cob. Not sure what average looks like. And it only took 3 WEEKS to get here.
I'd really give it two stars but low ratings don't seem to get posted.
!929 K11 Carbine
Review by Deadly in OKC on 5/2/2014
Quality
With a walnut stock with some drill marks, but in very good condition, this 1929 K11 was ready to shoot when picked up at the FFL. All numbers matched and the Troop Tag was under the butt plate. This carbine had a bright, shiny barrel, over 90 percent bluing, all parts in pristine condition were clean and lightly oiled, so I took it to the range immediately. It had a much lighter trigger than my K31, but was just as accurate as my K31. Put 24 rounds through it flawlessly. Very easy to clean after shooting, I then again applied Eastwood's Metal Blackening Solution which brought out the bluish green receiver color of these Swiss rifles.The Eastwood's was also used to touch up all other parts, so now, like the K31, it looks like a brand new rifle. Thanks again Classic for another great rifle!
Awesome K11
Review by John on 5/1/2014
Quality
I just unwrapped my K11 from Classic Firearms and all I can say is "WOW" !!!! Absolutely beautiful rifle from the wood stock to the bolt/barrel. Cannot believe the incredible condition it is in. Thanks Classic Firearms. Will definitely be doing business with you again.
Nice
Review by Rich on 4/22/2014
Quality
I'm new to military surplus. This was only my second purchase. The first was a Mosin Nagant I got from my FFL six months ago. I was able to really give it the once over using a checklist based on a ton of Youtube videos. I was really hesitant about ordering on line.

I took the plunge (I paid the extra $20) and am glad I did. I received a confirmation email with a tracking number so I could keep tabs on the progress. I even received an email from Classic the day it hit my FFL. The carbine was delivered in seven days. The packageing was good - I had to hold the box while my FFL guy pulled overcome the bubblewrap.

The first thing I checked was the serial number - mine was built in 1917. Everything else looked good at the store.

When I got home, I showed the carbine to my father (who had never heard of this rifle) - he was very impressed with the metal work on the bolt (he used to work in a machine shop).

I stripped the whole thing down and cleaned the wood with Old English oil. The stock is well used with small dents all over the place. There are NO cracks or major dents that would make me want to refinish the stock - it is functionally perfect. This is milsurp - if minor dents make your eyes cross than buy a new rifle. The cutouts for the metal parts are very sharp and accurate - not like my mosin, which looks like it was carved out with a teaspoon.

There was NO corrosion anywhere, with one minor exception. To the rear of the rear sight, there are two copper rivits. These hold a spring steel clamp which attaches to the top of the barrel. There was some green on the barrel side of these rivets. A very little green was on the barrel. This all wiped off with no damage. I'll worry about this in another 97 years. NOTE - when removing the top handguard, do not just yank it off - remove it gently to overcome the clamp!

Blueing was pretty good - and mostly there (not the buttplate - it had no blueing). For me, it does not need any touchup.

The barrel was amazing - when my father (a retired cop) looked at it with a borelight and said it looked like it had never been fired.

I took apart the bolt and it look almost new. A testement to how the Swiss keep their stuff.

Mine came with a sling - it is in very good condition - no cracks or tears. It is really dirty, though. I plan to attack it with some saddle soap.

All in all, this was nice. My plan is to have a little collection of different bolt actions. My next one will be a Mauser, and that (since I'm retired) will be it...perhaps...maybe...I wonder if Classic will be getting any more K-31's in?
Beautiful Rifle
Review by william l. on 4/14/2014
Quality
This is a beautiful rifle. the stock is very nice looking & the bluing is great. ver good job classic!
Fine carbine
Review by Thomas on 4/12/2014
Quality
This has the real Schmidt-Rubin straight pull action. Arrived at my dealer clean and in good condition. I haven't any Swiss ammo yet, but will soon get out to shoot it. Nice historic gun.
A Little Disappointed
Review by Rick on 4/3/2014
Quality
Got my rifle today and the gun is as described with about 75 % blue except for the buttplate which had none. The gun was bone dry not a drop of oil, no preservatives of any kind but no rust. The numbers did all match. The stock however looks like it was used for a club instead of a gun as it’s beat up bad. Numerous dents, scratches, gouges and even pitting in the wood. I chose hand select, clearly a waste of money in this case. Hard to believe it was hand selected best of ten for cosmetics. There must not be much left. I expected something similar to what others here have described but it was not to be.
OK to Good Rifle
Review by WindySidney on 4/2/2014
Quality
Received a 1917 rifle. It has about 30% blue, or less, but bore is shiny and lands are sharp. Stock is rough, finish on the stock is non-existing with dozens of small dings and a couple of large gouges. It came with a leather sling. Butt plate has no blue on it, does have a service tag under the plate which is cool. I chose the hand pick option, don't think I will pay the extra in the future for this option. Have not shot the rifle yet, I don't for-see any problems. Overall a good surplus rifle
Nice rifle
Review by Kevin on 3/26/2014
Quality
Got a 1925 rifle. It has about 50% blue, or less, but bore is shiny and lands are fairly sharp. Stock has an arsenal repair, a 2.5" x 1.5" rectangular patch just above and straddling the rear of the trigger guard, below the bolt handle. Finish on the stock is like glass, except for a few drips in the varnish and dozen or so small dings. It came with a leather sling. I have not been able to break the screws loose on the butt plate, yet, so don't know if there is a soldier's tag under it. Butt plate has no blue at all on it. Has a very recent string of gouges along one side of the trigger guard. Looks like it may have been re-crowned a few decades ago. For a surplus rifle, it is in pretty good condition. Won't be able to shoot it for a while, but don't see why it shouldn't uphold the reputation for accuracy that these rifles enjoy. A good purchase.
92 year old gem
Review by jcstad on 3/24/2014
Quality
First purchase from Classic. Impressed. 1922 version of a straight pull. Took it to the range, flawless. Shoots great, looks great, and other shooters like the straight pull design. Packaged well and clean. All #s matching. A real beauty. Thanks Classic.
Another great purchase from Classic!!!
Review by grannie on 3/19/2014
Quality
A very nice milsurp-minor dents,dings,and a few scratches, but an excellent bore! and customer service second to none. Thanks again Classic firearms!
Buy One
Review by Bookmanwv on 3/18/2014
Quality
If you like surplus rifles you have to own a Swiss straight pull variant. My rifle arrived in one week. All matching numbers. Tack driving accuracy. Very Good condition. Excellent value.
Good to very Good
Review by 1128stephenw on 3/14/2014
Quality
I recieved a swiss-K11 hand pick rifle made in 1925 with sling. The stock is good with some dings, nice grain.The blue is probably 70%-75%. Disasemmbled rifle and it looked very good all numbers match, and everything is numbered even the knobs on the bolt.Almost no blue on the butt plate, no troop tag. EXCELLENT TRIGGER shoots great, very well made rifle,the machining and fit are excellent. Thank you Classic.
Great Purchase
Review by Jose on 3/14/2014
Quality
Just got my K11 Carbine and I'm impressed with the condition for such an old Rifle and all numbers match. Very happy and can't wait to take her out to the range.
Great !
Review by Paris on 3/12/2014
Quality
I want to add that I remover the butt plate and found a strip of paper the told who the original issue went to :-) I can't read Swiss :-(
Excellent swiss k11 carbine
Review by Erock75 on 3/8/2014
Quality
I received an excellent k11 carbine. It has some dings and dents but all are very minor. bluing is worn some but for a rifle built in 1930 overall very good condition. Did not come with a sling but does have a troop tag in the stock which is an added bonus! And all numbers match on the rifle also. Thank you classic firearms for another great rifle!
A rock solid piece of history...
Review by JJE007 on 3/6/2014
Quality
My grandfather was Swiss, a very precise yet elegant man from hardy stock. This gun feels like it's come to me from his own hand.

The stock is a bit banged up but the walnut has some nice grain. The sling is quite nice and very comfortable. I'm looking forward to good times with it on the range...
Great !
Review by Paris on 3/3/2014
Quality
Received mine last week :-) Does not seem to have been in battle because the wood is in great shape :-) No a hand pick either. Had sling as well :-) Has bluing wear but no rust. Had a very light coat of heavy cosmo grease :-) I plan to wipe it gown with a clean rag as to leave the protection. I don't know if I should touch up with cold blue ? What do you all think ? Can't wait to shoot it :-) It's a lead sled which I think that it's great because of recoil and stabilization :-)

Great purchase :-)
Review by Paris on 2/28/2014
Quality
Got mine 2 day :-) Smiles all a long toooo U ns B great :-) ! I need some ammo ? Very clean and seemes almost new :-)
What do you expect from the Swiss?
Review by Gary on 2/21/2014
Quality
Although this is no longer the front line Swiss
rifle it is still an accurate hitter and the fit and finish are excellent as you would expect from a country that prides itself on technical superiority. The straight pull takes a little getting used to but with some practice you can become quite proficient. The ammunition I have is Swiss surplus and is packaged to last a long time and also appears to be another Swiss quality product. You may not be able to afford a Swiss watch but you can afford the K11.
inspiration to a free nation..
Review by Drew on 2/21/2014
Quality
This is why you should buy these guns and why Switzerland was never invaded when the Germans could have.... Inspiration to the fighting spirit of a free Nation unwilling to be conguored ...Well first, banks had no way to threaten the Germans as they would go into the banks in lands they conquered and take what they wanted and kill anyone who opposed them. It wasn't Switzerland's insignificance either as conquering the Swiss would have prevented access to funding for many of the 3rd Reich's enemies.

During the war over 1,700 allied fighter pilots found refuge in Switzerland, and many anti-war protesters (like seen in the Sound of Music) fleeing the draft also went to this nation.

During the war Swiss planes shot down at least 11 or more German fighters flying over their airspace (Swiss used German manufactured fighters to do this). Hitler even sent saboteurs into Switzerland to disable their runways at key times but they were often captured (the German spies tended to dress alike and stood out).

In my opinion Switzerland avoided occupation by use of a very integrated armed civilian force. Essentially the Swiss armed everyone with a rifle and some ammo. With a rifle in every home and the alps terrain an assult would be difficult. Switzerland had a decentralized democracy that could not be surrendered by a few elitist politicians. Hell, some Swiss didn't even know the name of the power weak president. So Hitler had no way to force a surrender by capturing a key city or a key politican (No flag to capture so to speak).

This had not been new, in 1912 a German Kaiser asked what a 1/4 million Swiss would do against 1/2 a million germans, the Swiss replie that they would shoot twice and go home. This was also told to Hitler by the King of Switzerland. In 1938 when Hitler Annexed Austria Switzerlands military declared a "fight to the last man" doctrine. In 1939 when Poland was invaded Switzerland's General Guisan ordered the citizen army to resist any attack until the last cartridge. After Denmark and Norway fell in 1940, Guisan and the Federal Council gave the order to the populace: "Aggressively attack invaders; act on your own initiative; regard any surrender broadcast or announcement as enemy propaganda; resist to the end." This was published as a message to the Swiss and a warning to the Germans; surrender was impossible, even if ordered by the government, for the prior order mandated that any "surrender" be treated as an enemy lie.

When France collapsed, detailed Nazi invasion plans with names like "Case Switzerland" and "Operation Tannenbaum" were prepared for the German General Staff. They only awaited the Fuehrer's nod.

Threatened with attack from German and Italian forces from all sides, General Guisan devised the strategy of a delaying stand at the border, and a concentration of Swiss forces in the rugged and impassable Alps. This chosen place of engagement was called the Réduit national, meaning a national fort within a fort. German tanks and planes, Panzers and Luftwaffe, would be ineffective there.

A fifth of the Swiss people, 850,000 out of the 4.2 million population, was under arms and mobilized. Most men were in the citizens army, and boys and old men with rifles constituted the Home Guard. Many women served in the civil defense and the anti-aircraft defense. Actually the Swiss didn't really have an army per say but rather was an armed nation of citizens.

Hitler called the Swiss "the most despicable and wretched people, mortal enemies of the new Germany"; in the same breath he fumed that all Jews must be expelled from Europe. His plan to annihilate the Jews would have faced a special obstacle in Switzerland, where every Swiss Jew (like every other citizen) had a rifle in his home. In the heroic Warsaw ghetto uprising of 1943, Jews demonstrated how genocide could be resisted with only a few pistols and rifles. Hitler boasted that he would liquidate "the rubbish of small nations" and would be "the Butcher of the Swiss." But the dictator was more comfortable with liquidating unarmed peoples and was dissuaded from invading Switzerland. There was no Holocaust on Swiss soil.

Switzerland was filled with Allied and Axis military personnel there essential as either members of the embassy or as survivors clinging to Switzerland as a lifeboat. In one show of force, when Vichy France was occupied, German soldiers with submachineguns took over the American embassy. The Swiss minister, brandishing his Swiss army knife, drove them out.

At Hitler's insistance a Nazi SS invasion plan, recommended for execution in 1944, warned the German general staff that the Swiss fighting spirit was high and shooting instruction good; German loses would be heavy, and a conquered Switzerland would require a strong occupation force.

During WWII Switzerland served as a lifboat to over 500,000 refugee's taking up sanctuary in private homes at owners expense.
Trials and tribulations of a fine Swiss weapon
Review by John on 6/29/2013
Quality
When I first saw this rifle in the box, I was pleased. It looked really nice, tiger striped stock that wasn't dinged up too bad, some blueing wear, but no rusting or pitting. Got it home and started cleaning it up and noticed it did not have a front sight blade. Several phone calls back and forth with the people at Classic left me two choices: 1.) Keep the rifle and find/make a front sight blade for it or 2.) send the rifle back to Classic for a refund as they didn't have anymore. As it was a pretty nice rifle, I elected to keep it. After all, how dificult could it be to find a front sight blade? After nearly 6 months, I finally managed to find one on gunbroker, got it installed last week. Took the rifle to the range, anxious to try it out. Tried to chamber the first round, and it was nearly 1/4" from chambering. More frustration! Six diferent qualified people scrutinized the chamber and bore with lights, etc and pronounced it clean. Took the rifle home, mad as heckk, determined not to let it get the better of me. Soaked the chamber in solvent for about 30 mins, used a chamber on it, then saturated a doubled up patch with more solvent, jammed it in the chamber, and let it soak another 30 mins or so. Pulled the patch, ran a clean patch in the chamber and got nothing more than a small very light grey patch. Tried a round in the chamber and it dropped right in, and fell right back out. The next day, back to the range we went. First shot was about 8 1/2" high and 2" to the left at 25 yds. Next round was 2 1/4" left and 1/4" low. Third round was less than a 1/2" high and 1/2" right of dead center on the 4" red circle! Good enough for me! Loaded up a full magazine to check the functioning rapid fire. All 5 rounds inside a 5"x5" area, even with the sweat rolling in my eyes and my poor vision. Got her home and began the process of stock cleaning, after cleaning and oiling the rifle. Bottom line, I wish I had bought more, even though it's been a royal pain! She'll be really sweet once I get the stock refinished and the metal parts re blued.
one of the greats.
Review by Michael on 5/9/2013
Quality
I got one of these from my parents for my 16th birthday and hunted with it using Norma cartridges. This thing has no forgiveness on deers I've shot up to almost 3 hundred pounds. Like a dummy I sold it. Classic got some in and I found out. Bought one after not having one over thirty years. It is still one of the most accurate army surplus rifles you can buy and can't be beat at the price. If you want a rifle with the knock down of a .308 or more this is the one. With 15 hundred meter iron sights that says something in it self. This a bad boy and Classic is selling them at a very good price. Pay the extra 10.00 for hand select and you won't be sorry. Thanks classic for making a wish come true.
very nice
Review by paul on 12/17/2012
Quality
i ordered the 1911 carbine from your site and was very impressed gun is in excellent condition for something made in 1924. will be refinishing the stock though it apears to be painted ? other than that small thing am very pleased thank you very much.
Wish I had ordered this rifle earlier.
Review by Wayne on 11/20/2012
Quality
I chose hand select option and I guess I waited too late. The rifle is in "good" condition but the 1911 Long and the K31 that I ordered earlier were in better condition. Metal has some light rust and pitting. I think the bolt will look better after polishing. I'm a little disappointed but I'm still a fan of Classic Firearms. Shipping is always fast and customer service is very good.
swiss k-1911 carbine
Review by john on 11/14/2012
Quality
This is my second rifle I have ordered from Classic Firearms. My first was the Russian PU sniper. Great gun and a great deal. My second was the Swiss k-1911 carbine. I ordered it with the hand select. The rifle was shipped promptly, ordered it Tuesday and received it Friday. When I opened the box the rifle was dusty, had a light coating of surface rust on it, the safety ring was rust covered, and the stock had been replaced and repaired in the past. The stock is cracked starting at the top of the left side down to trigger guard and runs past the magazine well, The stock still seems solid though. All the numbers match to include the magazine. the rifle clean up fine and I am looking forward to shooting it. My only concern is with the hand select. I was looking forward to receiving one in a little better condition than I did. More than likely if I would have seen this rifle before I bought it. I would have past on it do to it's condition.
Wow! Fantastic Rifle!
Review by Michael on 10/4/2012
Quality
I just picked this rifle up today and I could not be happier. The condition of it was fantastic, which has been the case with everything I've purchased from Classic. The wood is in beautiful shape with little in the way of wear on it, and the barrel is bright and beautiful. I checked the serial number and found it was made in 1917. Hard to believe I was holding something so old in such beautiful shape. Get one! You will not be disappointed. I spent the extra money for hand select and was very happy I did.
don't miss out!
Review by TR on 10/1/2012
Quality
I ordered a K1911 long rifle and at first got the carbine instead. oops. was going to send it back but when I got it out of the packaging I was amazed. Walnut stock, in excellent condition - actually the cosmetics are better than any other Swiss rifle I own (and I own a few). 1932 dated receiver - 2nd to last year of production....all matching - 98% blue - bore is pristine. Sorry guys - you can't have this rifle back, its mine now ........ :-) TR
Another Winner
Review by Flash on 8/28/2012
Quality
Another great purchase from Classic. Went hand select and received an awesome rifle. Can't wait to get this to the range. I would rate it excellent for it's age. Thanks again Classic!!! Your the best.
Great rifle
Review by Larry on 8/24/2012
Quality
Ordered one with walnut stock. Beautiful "tiger stripes" in the grain. Gun looks unfired and is tight. Haven't shot it yet but looking forward to it.
  • Description
  • Brutus' Description

    The Swiss at some point realized that its support troops, cavalry, and certain other units required a shorter rifle then what was currently available and so designed the Model 1911 Carbine. The Swiss 1911 Carbine being smaller, lighter and still lethally accurate, became a favorite of the Swiss Army and its popularity contributed to the design of its successor, the K31. They are also the last variation with the flatter mag plate which bench shooters tend to prefer, as well as the grooved Schmidt Rubin design bolt, and bakelite charging handle. 7.5x55 caliber, Straight Pull.

    Overall good surplus condition.  Note that minor cracks in the wood stocks are common to these rifles from this era and some of these rifles may have minor cracked stocks. Most ( but not all ) of the cracks are relegated to the hand guards, but in any case, if they are there, regardless of where they are on the stock, they will be very minor and not detract from the function of the rifle. We only mention it because there is the possibility of them being there and we simply don't have the time or manpower to go through each rifle with a fine tooth comb looking for every minor fracture. 

    Even if we did, sometimes you will find a minor crack in a non stress area like a hand guard, but the rifle overall will be far better than others beside it  without a minor crack. Then it becomes a judgement call. As such, here is our position. We know there is the possibility of there being a few with minor stock cracks in the batch, as such, no matter how slight,  there is a possibility of  getting one. If that is a deal breaker then don't buy one of these.

    The importer has some of these importer stamped as Schmidt Ruben, and others importer stamped as Waffenfabrek.  Regardless of the stamping the rifles appear identical and we are selling them all under the same sku. Again, this is largely a non issue but we did want to make you aware that importer stampings may vary. 

    Many ( about 40 % ) of these have their original muzzle cap/sight protector and while we do not guarantee the receipt of this accessory with the rifle there is a
    about a 4 in 10 chance of receiving a muzzle cap. Many will also come with their original sling but again we make no guarantee's on receiving a sling. If it came to us with a sling or muzzle cap you will get it that way. If not, you won't. 

    Important Please Read - When it comes to Swiss rifles, the grading standard can be a little skewed. The Swiss are renowned for their quality workmanship and attention to detail, and the Swiss soldiers typically took very good care to keep their rifles functional and serviceable. However, they used their rifles and carried them in training in very harsh weather conditions. As such it is very typical for the external surfaces of Swiss surplus rifles to be well used and you can expect these rifles to have a lot of dents and dings or minor cracks in the stock. You can also expect for there to be a certain amount of bluing wear that would possibly be considered excessive on other surplus rifles.

    As such, when determining the condition of Swiss rifles, the industry tends to grade them against not what you might consider good, very good, or excellent when compared to other surplus rifles, but rather against the average condition of other Swiss rifle shipments that we have seen in the past.  

    Now we have seen a lot of Swiss rifles and by Swiss rifle standards, these are pretty nice. Still, if you are expecting your rifle to sparkle like a new penny when you open the box then you may want to consider a different surplus rifle. 





    Manufacturer's Description

    Historic Swiss K1911 carbine straight pull rifle, bolt action - 7.5x55 caliber

    Good condition overall. One of the most accurate battle rifles ever produced. 

  • Specifications
  • Additional Information

    Product Specs

    5 round Straight Pull

    7.5x55 caliber

    Good condition

    Some slings

    Country of Manufacture Switzerland
    License Requirement Curio and Relic
    Manufacturer Schmidt Rubin
    Mfg. Part Number Swiss K11 Rifle RI2237
    UPC No
    Caliber/Gauge 7.5x55
    Threaded Barrel No
    Free Shipping No
    Flat Rate Shipping No
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    Awesome Gun From Classic Firearms
    Review by stevesw on 9/11/2016
    Quality
    I am blown away by how nice this gun is! All numbers match, the stock is in great shape and the bore is bright and shiny! This K1911 must have been sitting in the closet for 90 years.
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    Looks good
    Review by Monty on 6/2/2016
    Quality
    Take a look - video worth a thousand words.
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    Why do I love the K11 Swiss ?
    Review by JSD on 5/12/2016
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    Best Surplus money can buy.
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    Swiss K11 Carbine Unboxing & Review
    Review by Christopher on 6/9/2015
    Quality
    Hello all,

    This Swiss rifle more than met my expectations. The bore is shiny and clean, all the serials w. inspection marks are matching and it came with the original 1926 sling. The soldiers name to whom this was issued in 1926 is under the butt plate, in addition this rifle was taken home by that soldier when he left the Swiss military. This could explain the great condition.

    After unboxing I used mineral spirits and fine steel wool to treat the wood, then protected it with beezewax. I brought the leather back to life as well, it feels great in the hand. I cleaned all the old grease out and polished the bolt.

    Can't wait to shoot it. Another great purchase from Classic Firearms.

    -Chris
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    Superb rifle at a great price!
    Review by Murpheys Muskets on 9/14/2016
    Quality
    Excellent rifle at a great price! I hope classic finds more to sell in the future!
    Ok But Not Too Bad
    Review by Hoang on 9/12/2016
    Quality
    This is my first Swiss firearm that I've purchase and was excited to pick it up from my dealer. However, when I opened my package, the condition of my rifle was not as great as I expected. There was rust on the top receiver, magazine, buttplate, barrel bands, sling swivels, trigger, and trigger guard. The wood stock is fairly rough but not too bad. I've paid for the hand select option so I thought my rifle would be in better condition, but that wasn't the case. Overall, I'm fairly happy and I'll clean her up the best I can.
    Great purchase
    Review by Martin on 9/10/2016
    Quality
    I paid for hand select, the rifle is in very good condition even better than expected. When I got to my local shooting range/FFL everyone was telling me how great it looked. I haven't had a chance to shoot yet but the whole transaction was quick and simple, thank you Classic Firearms.
    Swiss K1911 carbine
    Review by Ken on 9/10/2016
    Quality
    I've always wanted a Swiss rifle but couldn't decide on which to get first. When I saw the video on the ones with matching bayonets I figured I'd go for the k1911 since the k31s would probably be gone in a couple of seconds. Overall the rifle is nice everything works just need to get a Swiss bayonet frog to complete the kit. The reason for 4 stars is because mine shipped with the front site blade missing and everywhere is sold out. So I can't range test it yet but if/when I get one and sight it in hopefully it'll be accurate as I have never messed with surplus sights before. I'll message CF to see if it had just maybe fell out somewhere but I assume not since these should be in there tight. Classic shipped the rifle fast with no hassle. Still will buy from them.
    Excellent Swiss K1911
    Review by Backwoods Bill on 9/10/2016
    Quality
    What can I say other than this rifle was amazing. It far exceeded my expectations. I have several Swiss rifles in my collection, but this one is in the best condition. Classic definitely did not let me down with this purchase. Thank you!
    want a second rifles to scope and restock for target
    Review by ARI on 9/8/2016
    Quality
    Although the K31 IS A NEWER RIFLE OR CARBINE AS THE CASE MAY BE,FOR SOME REASON I LIKE THE K11.JUST LOOK AT THE BOLTS AND COMPARE,THE K11 IS HEAVIER AND THE TANG LESS LIKELY TO FAIL ALTHOUGH MY K31 HAS NO SIGN OF DOING SO.REMEMBER THIS IS A PERSONAL OPINION NOT A JUDGEMENT,BUT I JUST LIKE THE FEEL OF THE THING. FOR ME THESE AND MY SWEDISH MAUSER ARE JUST FUN GUNS,FOR REAL SERIOUS STUFFI HAVE MY TARGET GUNS.
    great
    Review by Travis on 9/2/2016
    Quality
    I received another k11 and it is just outstanding. This rifle is seriously one of the best in my collection. The wood, metal, and bore are pristine. I have to thank William for getting me a great rifle. Classic is a great company and has yet to get me a lemon. This is my 7th rifle from this company and words cant describe how excited iam about this rifle. THANKS!!!
    Accurate, Well Loved, Well Worn
    Review by Jackson on 8/18/2016
    Quality
    From what I understand, these rifles were often issued once, then taken care of and used by that person for much of their life. This rifle has strong evidence of heavy use, but was obviously well taken care off. Pitting isn't a problem. The blueing is well worn on the receiver, but that's to be expected after 70+ years of likely use. I recently fired it for the first time. Very powerful. Very accurate. I've fallen in love with the patina and feel of this rifle. I decided to steam the stock and refinish it. I'll post pictures once its done. Good purchase from Classicfirearms.
    I really wanted a K31 carbine but I am glad I didn't pass up on the K11 carbine!
    Review by CMLarrison on 8/16/2016
    Quality
    I purchased the K11 carbine with the option for hand select. I could not be happier with my purchase. The rifle came with a beautiful tiger strip stock with sling. The muzzle and bore are in excellent condition. No troop tag under the butt plate but I couldn't ask for anything better. Thank you Classic Firearms!!
    I really wanted a K31 carbine but I am glad I didn't pass up on the K11 carbine!
    Review by CMLarrison on 8/16/2016
    Quality
    I purchased the K11 carbine with the option for hand select. I could not be happier with my purchase. The rifle came with a beautiful tiger strip stock with sling. The muzzle and bore are in excellent condition. No troop tag under the butt plate but I couldn't ask for anything better. Thank you Classic Firearms!!
    Super accurate, beautifully machined
    Review by Al on 8/16/2016
    Quality
    It is a beauty, came with a sling. Sights needed no adjustment. Ready for some deer hnting.
    Amazing quality from 1927!
    Review by Al on 8/11/2016
    Quality
    I just picked up my K1911 Carbine from my FFL dealer. I was shocked when I removed the shipping paper and bubble wrap. This rifle looked brand new. The wood was in fantastic shape: no splits, cracks, or dents. The bore was absolutely pristine. The extra money I spent on hand select really paid off. If this 1927 carbine ever saw active duty it must have been issued to a rear echelon payroll clerk who never fired it. What a find! Now for some trigger time...
    Super clean rifle
    Review by Brian on 8/9/2016
    Quality
    Like new. Did hand select.
    Excellent Rifle for the money.
    Review by Dan on 7/28/2016
    Quality
    Rifle was in excellent condition with a sling. This is a great rifle to add to may collection and will be a lot fun shooting.
    very good shape
    Review by milserp on 7/26/2016
    Quality
    Just recieved my K11 carbine and am very pleased with its condition. Wood has some minor dings but no cracks. Metal is very good with some bluing wear on edges. Action is nice and tight. Bore is bright with strong lands and grooves and crown is intact. Haven't looked under butt plate yet. Plus it came with sling. Serial # is 1917 mfg. This is my third milsurp from Classic, and hopefully will cure my milsurpitis! Hand select was not available, but it looks hand selected. Good stuff!!!
    Swiss K1911 Carbine, perfection
    Review by Steve on 7/18/2016
    Quality
    Once again Classic offers me more than what I could of hoped to get. Every aspect of this K11 is well above "good" condition in my opinion. A few bruises from working for a living were expected but I was amazed how few small dents there actually were. A slight tiger stripe visible threw out the stock and the bolt was nice and shiny with a brand new extractor and a bolt face that looks like its never fired a round. The bore was bright and shiny as well but you can tell that this gun has fired its fair share of rounds and taken care of. If this keeps up I will need to get a bigger safe. =) I have now been diagnosed with a bad case of surplus-itus with no cure in sight.

    Thanks Classic!
    Can't beat swiss rifles
    Review by Trevor on 7/18/2016
    Quality
    I love the swiss rifles, they are the most accurate surplus rifles that you can find. I love my K11!
    My 1923 Swiss K1911 Carbine arrived in about new condition.
    Review by Rick on 7/17/2016
    Quality
    I didn't pay hand select either. The K1911 had no sling but has a sight protector. The stock looks new, the mag and receiver have no finish missing. All finish is 99%. All numbers match and "like new" barrel is accurate. It's also fun to shoot.
    K11
    Review by jr on 6/4/2016
    Quality
    After days of research about this rifle. I bought one today. A great gift to my son, he is Swiss. Will keep you guys posted.
    These are too cool!
    Review by Jeff on 6/1/2016
    Quality
    If you own a K31 you NEED to buy one of these. While similar to the K31, the K11 has a completely different feel, lighter and more streamlined. If you do your research the K11's have much more history than the K31's. The one I received was actually a K11 converted from a Swiss 1905 Carbine by the swiss in 1916. It is in great shape and included the sling and troop tag even though it was just a standard grade.

    Excellent service from Classic as always, highly recommended.
    Fantastic Rifle
    Review by gregory on 5/26/2016
    Quality
    Was not expecting the rifle to be this nice. The stock had one small ding / paint transfer, that has already been buffed out .Absolutely no beaver chew or bad stock damage usually associated with Swiss rifles, just the normal wear of a 100 year old rifle. Mine is 1916 vintage. I would put the bluing at 70-80%. All matching numbers, of course . Only down side, if you could say there was one, is no troop tag. The K11 was stamped "P" as a take home, so I'm guessing they removed it. All in all, can't be happier. Can't wait to shoot it.
    What are (some) idiots complaining about??
    Review by Danomatic on 5/23/2016
    Quality
    This was my first purchase from classic. I ordered by phone Monday 5/16 and they told me that they where "a couple days behind in shipping"....it went out the next day. Received here in Colorado today 1 week later. I admit after reading some of the "warning" in the description I was a bit hesitant on what I was going to get, Well if this rifle is in "good" surplus condition, then anything better must be factory new. Mine is a 1930 made example, nice bluing, stock isn't chewed to hell and to my delight has the troop tag of the man it was issued to.

    Staff was friendly, they shipped quickly and the under-promised and over-delivered as far as I am concern. So I guess any t negative reviews must have come from people who where expecting 80-90 year old EX MILITARY rifles to be in pristine just-out-of the crate condition. Or thought that this company could bend the laws of time to deliver their orders 2 days before the even ordered.

    100% pleased
    Great Service
    Review by Lonnie on 5/12/2016
    Quality
    This was my first order but will not be my last. Service was fast and I got what I ordered. The old girl appears to be in pretty good shape for her age!
    Thank you, Classic, for a well rounded transaction.
    What an awesome rifle.
    Review by Philip on 5/9/2016
    Quality
    Ordered my Swiss K11 last week and got it delivered today. I couldn't be happier. It came with a sling and troop tag under the butt plate. Also all matching serial numbers. The stock has small dings and scratches but that just adds to the character of this rifle. It matches my K31. Thank you to Classic Firearms. I love it.
    Very pleased
    Review by Collis on 5/5/2016
    Quality
    Great service. One week from ordering to ffl. Recieved a 1916 k11. Better condition than I expected. Bluing is pretty worn as described in add but gun is 100 years old. However stock is gourgeous, one of the lighter colored wood. Some marks, but not even close to what you would call a scratch. Bore shines like a mirror. Extremely pleased!
    My "Little" Swiss Miss
    Review by Igneoused on 5/3/2016
    Quality
    I received my K11 Carbine today and I couldn't be happier. I have been biding my time waiting for these to be back in stock. I am also the proud owner of a K11 Long Rifle and I love that too. Anyways, My carbine has bluing wear, slight dings and dents, a troop tag and a P marking private ownership by the soldier that carried it. Many surplus firearm owners have often wondered "who carried my rifle" well, to those of us who own Swiss rifles, we know. We know who carried the rifle in the snow and the sleet and the rain, that adds a major cool factor! My bore is pristine and I HIGHLY recommend purchasing one of these fine rifles. I no longer have the ability to shoot due to local range closure, however I'm sure it will be more accurate than I am when the time comes, Thanks Classic!
    Very nice gun. Love it
    Review by Jason on 2/16/2016
    Quality
    K1911 Again a very nice rifle or so I can afford to buy more glad I got to purchase one excellent condition no complaints, leather shoulder strap, Swiss marking stamps all over number matching as of I know all the parts same number
    Another Beauty!
    Review by Buck on 2/9/2016
    Quality
    My 2nd rifle from classic. another beauty like my first one. impressed. I asked for another nice rifle and they delivered! nothing else to say but buy one while you still can. at $300 bucks, c'mon it's a steal!
    excellent
    Review by billy on 1/22/2016
    Quality
    Received my rifle this morning. Condition is great. No cracks the the stock no chew marks from the cleats of boots. Bore is excellent! Thank u classic.
    good stuff
    Review by Travis on 1/6/2016
    Quality
    sooo, this was a great buy from classic. I opt. for the hand select and the rifle was as advertised. metal and wood were free of any defects. I am happy with the order and I just placed an order for another rifle hope that one is as nice as this swiss k11. ill post my reply when I get that rifle. everyone should add a swiss k11 to their collection from classic.
    Pretty Much Beautiful
    Review by Patrick on 11/14/2015
    Quality
    This is my first Swiss rifle, and the gun I received was pretty much as described. I did opt for hand select. I know the description details the possibility of cracks in the stock but I was somewhat disappointed to see a fairly significant crack running from the top buttplate screw up the center of the top rear of the stock. Both buttplate screws are stripped out. I am going to take these issues on as a project and see what I can do with them. Now for the good. Bore is basically new. Rest of the stock is great with nice finish and just enough dents and dings to look cool. The sling is awesome. Trigger on this rifle is so crisp and light. Overall, for a gun made in 1929, it is great. Shipping was super fast. A great addition to my collection.
    I Love A Project - - Now My 1917 K11 Looks Brand New
    Review by Deadly in OKC on 10/19/2015
    Quality
    Before shipment, William in Customer Service sent an e-mail with a total of five (5) pictures of their last hand-select K11. He noted with several pictures that the bluing was completely off of the receiver and the bottom of the magazine. Other pictures revealed a very good to excellent condition of the walnut stock with bluing on the barrel forward and aft, the front sight, and the rear sight close to 100 percent. He asked if I still wanted it. So, I said, "I love a project, so send it and I will restore the bluing on the receiver with Eastwood's Metal Blackening Solution." Picked up K11 513XX from my FFL, checked the barrel and it was like new and shiny-bright. At home, Eastwood's Metal Blackening Solution was applied generously to the bare metal receiver and the bottom of the magazine. With about the second or third application, the receiver started to darken and began to take on that bluish-green tint that the Swiss rifles have that you see in the pictures on the Classic Firearms web site. I then touched up all the bluing on the trigger assembly, the barrel, and both rear and forward sights. When it was all dried, I buffed all the metal with 0000 steel wool and then used a terry cloth wash cloth to buff the metal and then apply some needed lemon Pledge to the wood of the stock. Now for some "history", what appeared to be "tiger stripes" on the left hand guard was probably the "right hand-finger prints" of the Swiss National Guardsman who was obviously a left-handed shooter. The area where the palm of the hand rested was also darker with out any corresponding marks or oily looking areas on the right side of the hand guard. Since K11 513XX was manufactured in 1917, it was well used - - this must have prompted the Swiss to re-barrel the rifle at sometime during its history. The reason I say this is that all numbers match on this K11 except for the front sight. On my other K11 the front sight has the last 3-digits of the serial number. On K11 513XX, the front sight number is 918 and not 3XX ; therefore, based on the different forward sight number, I believe a new barrel was installed when it was re-arsenaled. This would account for the very shiny barrel and the "like-new" look of the barrel assembly (aft at the receiver and forward at the very new looking sight assembly). Now, I have a "like new" 1917 manufactured Swiss K11 that looks even better than my other 1929 K11. Thanks to William Customer Service Representative (Extraordinaire), and Thanks again, Classic !
    Not so good
    Review by Frank on 9/22/2015
    Quality
    My k31 was not so good.....It was GREAT !!!! A awesome buy. Could not have recieved a better rifle ...Even if I picked it myself. A gianormous thank you to the person that picked mine out Thanks Classic ! I can not be Happier !!!!!!
    SCORE!!!
    Review by Joey on 7/30/2015
    Quality
    After purchasing a nice walnut 1941 dated K31 a few months back at a local shop and after firing this fine Swiss rifle....I got the fever to add to my collection. I have purchased a few Mosins from Classic and have not been disappointed so I decided to give the K11 carbine a shot. I placed an order paying the extra for the hand select option. I tracked the delivery progress and just picked the rifle up from my FFL....total painless process. Now the rifle:

    Opened the box and peeled off the bubble wrap and all I can say is BOOM! This rifle is a beauty. Who ever at Classic pulled this rifle I can't thank enough! It has a sweet nicely grained walnut stock with absolutely no "beaver chew" or water/ice damage. It also has very few bumps and dings. I disassembled the rifle to inspect and found that the barrel, receiver, trigger and assembly, front sight, bolt, hand guard and stock are all matching. The serial number dates the rifle to 1924. The bore is shiny and crisp and the rifle shipped with a sling and a muzzle cap. The sling is not original to the rifle but who cares? I removed the butt plate and there stuck to the wood was a troop tag! A little on-line research showed that the prior Swiss citizen soldier was not in a front line unit and this could explain the excellent condition of this rifle.

    In closing I couldn't be more happier with this rifle. Thank you to the Classic team. I look forward to doing more business with you....Semper Fi!!!
    SWEET RIFLE
    Review by Brian J on 7/7/2015
    Quality
    I was very happy with this purchase...I really love the old rifles and this one was well worth it.... I paid the extra $20 for a select one with a sling!!! I can't wait to go shoot this one!!!
    Outstanding!
    Review by Scott on 6/13/2015
    Quality
    What a great rifle... As soon as the k31 is available again I will buy one... The Swiss are amazing!
    Happy Happy Happy
    Review by Oscar on 5/11/2015
    Quality
    Got my K11 today and looks good to me. It is a 1920 K11 per the SN#. Stock is a bit banged up but this is a mil surp and I can't say I'd want it any other way. No cracks, splits, or gouges. The plastic knob for the bolt is solid with no cracks. It does have a sling. The bore is clean, shiny and bright. Yup. I'm happy.
    Wow, super nice rifle
    Review by stephen on 3/25/2015
    Quality
    Received my Swiss K11 Carbine from Classic Firearms today. Serial number dates rifle was manufactured in 1926. Looks fantastic, even better condition than any of my 3 K31's. Could not be more pleased, great job again by Classic!!
    great addition to collection
    Review by justin on 3/21/2015
    Quality
    Received my k11 and I am pleased with the condition. Minor problem with my tracking number and a quick call and conversation with a very polite and professional woman fixed my problem. Great service and a great rifle
    Very pleased with the purchase.
    Review by Victor on 3/21/2015
    Quality
    I've just received my rifle. I had never owned a Schmidt-Rubin but after firing a k31 at the range I was impressed with its accuracy and wanted a carbine with a straight pull action. I also wanted to have some historical value behind it and that was the reason I purchased a K11;I opted for hand select option.. On mine bluing is about 70% still intact, nu rusted parts, bore is shinny, action is smooth, with its hard wood stock in good condition, no cracks but numerous small dents acquired during the years of normal use.
    It was built in 1924 with all the serial numbers matching, it came with a leather sling and also I discovered the name and address of its owner under butt plate.
    Overall this is a rifle which has been taken care of, lightly oiled just ready to go to range ;for a rifle which is almost a hundred years old, I cannot be happier.

    Thank you Classic!
    great k11 rifle
    Review by griffin on 3/13/2015
    Quality
    Purchased the k11 on the 27 of feb. and it was at my FFL shop in a week.Awesome tiger striped wood and also got a troop tag under the butt.I will be purchasing from classic firearms from now on.
    K11 fun
    Review by C on 3/10/2015
    Quality
    Another great buy from Classic. Haven'the had it out yet, but looking forward to it!
    Shopping a little slowerror than usual, 7 days or so, guess business is good.
    Well pleased with condition of rifle.
    Review by Tjsuchy7 on 3/8/2015
    Quality
    Received my K11 a couple of days ago. Paid extra for the hand pick. According to the serial number, it was made in 1932. Just like the write-up said, it was in very good condition. The bore is bright and shiny, plenty of blueing left, and the stock, although it has its share of marks, looks very good. The gun really didn't even need cleaned, but I couldn't resist taking it apart and giving it a once over. I'll tell you, the condition of the wood underneath the stock and forend pieces after removing the barreled receiver was like new. I'm now tempted to buy a K31.
    So pleased I just ordered another.
    Review by Red Devil 69 on 3/6/2015
    Quality
    This carbine was clean, was able to take it right to the range. Was so impressed with the accuracy I came home and ordered another. Highly recommend.
    Wow
    Review by James on 5/21/2014
    Quality
    Figgin love this rifle. Not much cleaning needed. This thing is accurate to the point that you could shoot the hair off of a pimple on a bull frogs butt. I am definitely debating on buying another one.
    Got mine in, finally
    Review by BigT on 5/17/2014
    Quality
    Really guys this is just an average buy. Paid extra for the hand pick, definitely NOT worth the extra. The bore looks good but exterior is rough as a cob. Not sure what average looks like. And it only took 3 WEEKS to get here.
    I'd really give it two stars but low ratings don't seem to get posted.
    !929 K11 Carbine
    Review by Deadly in OKC on 5/2/2014
    Quality
    With a walnut stock with some drill marks, but in very good condition, this 1929 K11 was ready to shoot when picked up at the FFL. All numbers matched and the Troop Tag was under the butt plate. This carbine had a bright, shiny barrel, over 90 percent bluing, all parts in pristine condition were clean and lightly oiled, so I took it to the range immediately. It had a much lighter trigger than my K31, but was just as accurate as my K31. Put 24 rounds through it flawlessly. Very easy to clean after shooting, I then again applied Eastwood's Metal Blackening Solution which brought out the bluish green receiver color of these Swiss rifles.The Eastwood's was also used to touch up all other parts, so now, like the K31, it looks like a brand new rifle. Thanks again Classic for another great rifle!
    Awesome K11
    Review by John on 5/1/2014
    Quality
    I just unwrapped my K11 from Classic Firearms and all I can say is "WOW" !!!! Absolutely beautiful rifle from the wood stock to the bolt/barrel. Cannot believe the incredible condition it is in. Thanks Classic Firearms. Will definitely be doing business with you again.
    Nice
    Review by Rich on 4/22/2014
    Quality
    I'm new to military surplus. This was only my second purchase. The first was a Mosin Nagant I got from my FFL six months ago. I was able to really give it the once over using a checklist based on a ton of Youtube videos. I was really hesitant about ordering on line.

    I took the plunge (I paid the extra $20) and am glad I did. I received a confirmation email with a tracking number so I could keep tabs on the progress. I even received an email from Classic the day it hit my FFL. The carbine was delivered in seven days. The packageing was good - I had to hold the box while my FFL guy pulled overcome the bubblewrap.

    The first thing I checked was the serial number - mine was built in 1917. Everything else looked good at the store.

    When I got home, I showed the carbine to my father (who had never heard of this rifle) - he was very impressed with the metal work on the bolt (he used to work in a machine shop).

    I stripped the whole thing down and cleaned the wood with Old English oil. The stock is well used with small dents all over the place. There are NO cracks or major dents that would make me want to refinish the stock - it is functionally perfect. This is milsurp - if minor dents make your eyes cross than buy a new rifle. The cutouts for the metal parts are very sharp and accurate - not like my mosin, which looks like it was carved out with a teaspoon.

    There was NO corrosion anywhere, with one minor exception. To the rear of the rear sight, there are two copper rivits. These hold a spring steel clamp which attaches to the top of the barrel. There was some green on the barrel side of these rivets. A very little green was on the barrel. This all wiped off with no damage. I'll worry about this in another 97 years. NOTE - when removing the top handguard, do not just yank it off - remove it gently to overcome the clamp!

    Blueing was pretty good - and mostly there (not the buttplate - it had no blueing). For me, it does not need any touchup.

    The barrel was amazing - when my father (a retired cop) looked at it with a borelight and said it looked like it had never been fired.

    I took apart the bolt and it look almost new. A testement to how the Swiss keep their stuff.

    Mine came with a sling - it is in very good condition - no cracks or tears. It is really dirty, though. I plan to attack it with some saddle soap.

    All in all, this was nice. My plan is to have a little collection of different bolt actions. My next one will be a Mauser, and that (since I'm retired) will be it...perhaps...maybe...I wonder if Classic will be getting any more K-31's in?
    Beautiful Rifle
    Review by william l. on 4/14/2014
    Quality
    This is a beautiful rifle. the stock is very nice looking & the bluing is great. ver good job classic!
    Fine carbine
    Review by Thomas on 4/12/2014
    Quality
    This has the real Schmidt-Rubin straight pull action. Arrived at my dealer clean and in good condition. I haven't any Swiss ammo yet, but will soon get out to shoot it. Nice historic gun.
    A Little Disappointed
    Review by Rick on 4/3/2014
    Quality
    Got my rifle today and the gun is as described with about 75 % blue except for the buttplate which had none. The gun was bone dry not a drop of oil, no preservatives of any kind but no rust. The numbers did all match. The stock however looks like it was used for a club instead of a gun as it’s beat up bad. Numerous dents, scratches, gouges and even pitting in the wood. I chose hand select, clearly a waste of money in this case. Hard to believe it was hand selected best of ten for cosmetics. There must not be much left. I expected something similar to what others here have described but it was not to be.
    OK to Good Rifle
    Review by WindySidney on 4/2/2014
    Quality
    Received a 1917 rifle. It has about 30% blue, or less, but bore is shiny and lands are sharp. Stock is rough, finish on the stock is non-existing with dozens of small dings and a couple of large gouges. It came with a leather sling. Butt plate has no blue on it, does have a service tag under the plate which is cool. I chose the hand pick option, don't think I will pay the extra in the future for this option. Have not shot the rifle yet, I don't for-see any problems. Overall a good surplus rifle
    Nice rifle
    Review by Kevin on 3/26/2014
    Quality
    Got a 1925 rifle. It has about 50% blue, or less, but bore is shiny and lands are fairly sharp. Stock has an arsenal repair, a 2.5" x 1.5" rectangular patch just above and straddling the rear of the trigger guard, below the bolt handle. Finish on the stock is like glass, except for a few drips in the varnish and dozen or so small dings. It came with a leather sling. I have not been able to break the screws loose on the butt plate, yet, so don't know if there is a soldier's tag under it. Butt plate has no blue at all on it. Has a very recent string of gouges along one side of the trigger guard. Looks like it may have been re-crowned a few decades ago. For a surplus rifle, it is in pretty good condition. Won't be able to shoot it for a while, but don't see why it shouldn't uphold the reputation for accuracy that these rifles enjoy. A good purchase.
    92 year old gem
    Review by jcstad on 3/24/2014
    Quality
    First purchase from Classic. Impressed. 1922 version of a straight pull. Took it to the range, flawless. Shoots great, looks great, and other shooters like the straight pull design. Packaged well and clean. All #s matching. A real beauty. Thanks Classic.
    Another great purchase from Classic!!!
    Review by grannie on 3/19/2014
    Quality
    A very nice milsurp-minor dents,dings,and a few scratches, but an excellent bore! and customer service second to none. Thanks again Classic firearms!
    Buy One
    Review by Bookmanwv on 3/18/2014
    Quality
    If you like surplus rifles you have to own a Swiss straight pull variant. My rifle arrived in one week. All matching numbers. Tack driving accuracy. Very Good condition. Excellent value.
    Good to very Good
    Review by 1128stephenw on 3/14/2014
    Quality
    I recieved a swiss-K11 hand pick rifle made in 1925 with sling. The stock is good with some dings, nice grain.The blue is probably 70%-75%. Disasemmbled rifle and it looked very good all numbers match, and everything is numbered even the knobs on the bolt.Almost no blue on the butt plate, no troop tag. EXCELLENT TRIGGER shoots great, very well made rifle,the machining and fit are excellent. Thank you Classic.
    Great Purchase
    Review by Jose on 3/14/2014
    Quality
    Just got my K11 Carbine and I'm impressed with the condition for such an old Rifle and all numbers match. Very happy and can't wait to take her out to the range.
    Great !
    Review by Paris on 3/12/2014
    Quality
    I want to add that I remover the butt plate and found a strip of paper the told who the original issue went to :-) I can't read Swiss :-(
    Excellent swiss k11 carbine
    Review by Erock75 on 3/8/2014
    Quality
    I received an excellent k11 carbine. It has some dings and dents but all are very minor. bluing is worn some but for a rifle built in 1930 overall very good condition. Did not come with a sling but does have a troop tag in the stock which is an added bonus! And all numbers match on the rifle also. Thank you classic firearms for another great rifle!
    A rock solid piece of history...
    Review by JJE007 on 3/6/2014
    Quality
    My grandfather was Swiss, a very precise yet elegant man from hardy stock. This gun feels like it's come to me from his own hand.

    The stock is a bit banged up but the walnut has some nice grain. The sling is quite nice and very comfortable. I'm looking forward to good times with it on the range...
    Great !
    Review by Paris on 3/3/2014
    Quality
    Received mine last week :-) Does not seem to have been in battle because the wood is in great shape :-) No a hand pick either. Had sling as well :-) Has bluing wear but no rust. Had a very light coat of heavy cosmo grease :-) I plan to wipe it gown with a clean rag as to leave the protection. I don't know if I should touch up with cold blue ? What do you all think ? Can't wait to shoot it :-) It's a lead sled which I think that it's great because of recoil and stabilization :-)

    Great purchase :-)
    Review by Paris on 2/28/2014
    Quality
    Got mine 2 day :-) Smiles all a long toooo U ns B great :-) ! I need some ammo ? Very clean and seemes almost new :-)
    What do you expect from the Swiss?
    Review by Gary on 2/21/2014
    Quality
    Although this is no longer the front line Swiss
    rifle it is still an accurate hitter and the fit and finish are excellent as you would expect from a country that prides itself on technical superiority. The straight pull takes a little getting used to but with some practice you can become quite proficient. The ammunition I have is Swiss surplus and is packaged to last a long time and also appears to be another Swiss quality product. You may not be able to afford a Swiss watch but you can afford the K11.
    inspiration to a free nation..
    Review by Drew on 2/21/2014
    Quality
    This is why you should buy these guns and why Switzerland was never invaded when the Germans could have.... Inspiration to the fighting spirit of a free Nation unwilling to be conguored ...Well first, banks had no way to threaten the Germans as they would go into the banks in lands they conquered and take what they wanted and kill anyone who opposed them. It wasn't Switzerland's insignificance either as conquering the Swiss would have prevented access to funding for many of the 3rd Reich's enemies.

    During the war over 1,700 allied fighter pilots found refuge in Switzerland, and many anti-war protesters (like seen in the Sound of Music) fleeing the draft also went to this nation.

    During the war Swiss planes shot down at least 11 or more German fighters flying over their airspace (Swiss used German manufactured fighters to do this). Hitler even sent saboteurs into Switzerland to disable their runways at key times but they were often captured (the German spies tended to dress alike and stood out).

    In my opinion Switzerland avoided occupation by use of a very integrated armed civilian force. Essentially the Swiss armed everyone with a rifle and some ammo. With a rifle in every home and the alps terrain an assult would be difficult. Switzerland had a decentralized democracy that could not be surrendered by a few elitist politicians. Hell, some Swiss didn't even know the name of the power weak president. So Hitler had no way to force a surrender by capturing a key city or a key politican (No flag to capture so to speak).

    This had not been new, in 1912 a German Kaiser asked what a 1/4 million Swiss would do against 1/2 a million germans, the Swiss replie that they would shoot twice and go home. This was also told to Hitler by the King of Switzerland. In 1938 when Hitler Annexed Austria Switzerlands military declared a "fight to the last man" doctrine. In 1939 when Poland was invaded Switzerland's General Guisan ordered the citizen army to resist any attack until the last cartridge. After Denmark and Norway fell in 1940, Guisan and the Federal Council gave the order to the populace: "Aggressively attack invaders; act on your own initiative; regard any surrender broadcast or announcement as enemy propaganda; resist to the end." This was published as a message to the Swiss and a warning to the Germans; surrender was impossible, even if ordered by the government, for the prior order mandated that any "surrender" be treated as an enemy lie.

    When France collapsed, detailed Nazi invasion plans with names like "Case Switzerland" and "Operation Tannenbaum" were prepared for the German General Staff. They only awaited the Fuehrer's nod.

    Threatened with attack from German and Italian forces from all sides, General Guisan devised the strategy of a delaying stand at the border, and a concentration of Swiss forces in the rugged and impassable Alps. This chosen place of engagement was called the Réduit national, meaning a national fort within a fort. German tanks and planes, Panzers and Luftwaffe, would be ineffective there.

    A fifth of the Swiss people, 850,000 out of the 4.2 million population, was under arms and mobilized. Most men were in the citizens army, and boys and old men with rifles constituted the Home Guard. Many women served in the civil defense and the anti-aircraft defense. Actually the Swiss didn't really have an army per say but rather was an armed nation of citizens.

    Hitler called the Swiss "the most despicable and wretched people, mortal enemies of the new Germany"; in the same breath he fumed that all Jews must be expelled from Europe. His plan to annihilate the Jews would have faced a special obstacle in Switzerland, where every Swiss Jew (like every other citizen) had a rifle in his home. In the heroic Warsaw ghetto uprising of 1943, Jews demonstrated how genocide could be resisted with only a few pistols and rifles. Hitler boasted that he would liquidate "the rubbish of small nations" and would be "the Butcher of the Swiss." But the dictator was more comfortable with liquidating unarmed peoples and was dissuaded from invading Switzerland. There was no Holocaust on Swiss soil.

    Switzerland was filled with Allied and Axis military personnel there essential as either members of the embassy or as survivors clinging to Switzerland as a lifeboat. In one show of force, when Vichy France was occupied, German soldiers with submachineguns took over the American embassy. The Swiss minister, brandishing his Swiss army knife, drove them out.

    At Hitler's insistance a Nazi SS invasion plan, recommended for execution in 1944, warned the German general staff that the Swiss fighting spirit was high and shooting instruction good; German loses would be heavy, and a conquered Switzerland would require a strong occupation force.

    During WWII Switzerland served as a lifboat to over 500,000 refugee's taking up sanctuary in private homes at owners expense.
    Trials and tribulations of a fine Swiss weapon
    Review by John on 6/29/2013
    Quality
    When I first saw this rifle in the box, I was pleased. It looked really nice, tiger striped stock that wasn't dinged up too bad, some blueing wear, but no rusting or pitting. Got it home and started cleaning it up and noticed it did not have a front sight blade. Several phone calls back and forth with the people at Classic left me two choices: 1.) Keep the rifle and find/make a front sight blade for it or 2.) send the rifle back to Classic for a refund as they didn't have anymore. As it was a pretty nice rifle, I elected to keep it. After all, how dificult could it be to find a front sight blade? After nearly 6 months, I finally managed to find one on gunbroker, got it installed last week. Took the rifle to the range, anxious to try it out. Tried to chamber the first round, and it was nearly 1/4" from chambering. More frustration! Six diferent qualified people scrutinized the chamber and bore with lights, etc and pronounced it clean. Took the rifle home, mad as heckk, determined not to let it get the better of me. Soaked the chamber in solvent for about 30 mins, used a chamber on it, then saturated a doubled up patch with more solvent, jammed it in the chamber, and let it soak another 30 mins or so. Pulled the patch, ran a clean patch in the chamber and got nothing more than a small very light grey patch. Tried a round in the chamber and it dropped right in, and fell right back out. The next day, back to the range we went. First shot was about 8 1/2" high and 2" to the left at 25 yds. Next round was 2 1/4" left and 1/4" low. Third round was less than a 1/2" high and 1/2" right of dead center on the 4" red circle! Good enough for me! Loaded up a full magazine to check the functioning rapid fire. All 5 rounds inside a 5"x5" area, even with the sweat rolling in my eyes and my poor vision. Got her home and began the process of stock cleaning, after cleaning and oiling the rifle. Bottom line, I wish I had bought more, even though it's been a royal pain! She'll be really sweet once I get the stock refinished and the metal parts re blued.
    one of the greats.
    Review by Michael on 5/9/2013
    Quality
    I got one of these from my parents for my 16th birthday and hunted with it using Norma cartridges. This thing has no forgiveness on deers I've shot up to almost 3 hundred pounds. Like a dummy I sold it. Classic got some in and I found out. Bought one after not having one over thirty years. It is still one of the most accurate army surplus rifles you can buy and can't be beat at the price. If you want a rifle with the knock down of a .308 or more this is the one. With 15 hundred meter iron sights that says something in it self. This a bad boy and Classic is selling them at a very good price. Pay the extra 10.00 for hand select and you won't be sorry. Thanks classic for making a wish come true.
    very nice
    Review by paul on 12/17/2012
    Quality
    i ordered the 1911 carbine from your site and was very impressed gun is in excellent condition for something made in 1924. will be refinishing the stock though it apears to be painted ? other than that small thing am very pleased thank you very much.
    Wish I had ordered this rifle earlier.
    Review by Wayne on 11/20/2012
    Quality
    I chose hand select option and I guess I waited too late. The rifle is in "good" condition but the 1911 Long and the K31 that I ordered earlier were in better condition. Metal has some light rust and pitting. I think the bolt will look better after polishing. I'm a little disappointed but I'm still a fan of Classic Firearms. Shipping is always fast and customer service is very good.
    swiss k-1911 carbine
    Review by john on 11/14/2012
    Quality
    This is my second rifle I have ordered from Classic Firearms. My first was the Russian PU sniper. Great gun and a great deal. My second was the Swiss k-1911 carbine. I ordered it with the hand select. The rifle was shipped promptly, ordered it Tuesday and received it Friday. When I opened the box the rifle was dusty, had a light coating of surface rust on it, the safety ring was rust covered, and the stock had been replaced and repaired in the past. The stock is cracked starting at the top of the left side down to trigger guard and runs past the magazine well, The stock still seems solid though. All the numbers match to include the magazine. the rifle clean up fine and I am looking forward to shooting it. My only concern is with the hand select. I was looking forward to receiving one in a little better condition than I did. More than likely if I would have seen this rifle before I bought it. I would have past on it do to it's condition.
    Wow! Fantastic Rifle!
    Review by Michael on 10/4/2012
    Quality
    I just picked this rifle up today and I could not be happier. The condition of it was fantastic, which has been the case with everything I've purchased from Classic. The wood is in beautiful shape with little in the way of wear on it, and the barrel is bright and beautiful. I checked the serial number and found it was made in 1917. Hard to believe I was holding something so old in such beautiful shape. Get one! You will not be disappointed. I spent the extra money for hand select and was very happy I did.
    don't miss out!
    Review by TR on 10/1/2012
    Quality
    I ordered a K1911 long rifle and at first got the carbine instead. oops. was going to send it back but when I got it out of the packaging I was amazed. Walnut stock, in excellent condition - actually the cosmetics are better than any other Swiss rifle I own (and I own a few). 1932 dated receiver - 2nd to last year of production....all matching - 98% blue - bore is pristine. Sorry guys - you can't have this rifle back, its mine now ........ :-) TR
    Another Winner
    Review by Flash on 8/28/2012
    Quality
    Another great purchase from Classic. Went hand select and received an awesome rifle. Can't wait to get this to the range. I would rate it excellent for it's age. Thanks again Classic!!! Your the best.
    Great rifle
    Review by Larry on 8/24/2012
    Quality
    Ordered one with walnut stock. Beautiful "tiger stripes" in the grain. Gun looks unfired and is tight. Haven't shot it yet but looking forward to it.