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Picked up a Swiss 1896/11 this week , its all matching and has the P mark on the receiver , the bore in great condition and came with sling and muzzle cap...
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Great rifles! I was shooting mine today on steel silhouette @ 500 yards.

Couldn’t miss!

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ammolab wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:22 pm
Great rifles! I was shooting mine today on steel silhouette @ 500 yards.

Couldn’t miss!
Mine as well.
They are great long range shooters.
Love shooting mine as well. More than the K31 if thats possible
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+1,

I like the 1911 long rifles and the 1896/11's more than the K-31s (although I like the K-31's too). My old eyes appreciate the longer sight radius. I have a Private series also (P Marked ). Great rifles! I can't say enough good things about them.
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OldGrouchyGuy wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:15 pm
+1,

I like the 1911 long rifles and the 1896/11's more than the K-31s (although I like the K-31's too). My old eyes appreciate the longer sight radius. I have a Private series also (P Marked ). Great rifles! I can't say enough good things about them.
My old man eyes like the longer sight radius too. Just in front of the P mark is a 38, I was wornding if that could be the year the rifle left military service?...
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Tommy Fox Stone wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:09 am
OldGrouchyGuy wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:15 pm
+1,

I like the 1911 long rifles and the 1896/11's more than the K-31s (although I like the K-31's too). My old eyes appreciate the longer sight radius. I have a Private series also (P Marked ). Great rifles! I can't say enough good things about them.
My old man eyes like the longer sight radius too. Just in front of the P mark is a 38, I was wornding if that could be the year the rifle left military service?...
I believe on the 1896/11 and 1911 long the year of when the rifle was pensioned off is on the receiver next to the "P"
I need to check mine again but both of mine are marked this way
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Well I was wrong

only one had the P and year of retirement stamped on the receiver, this was on the 1911 long.
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But on the 1896/11 it does not have the "P" and date but has the previous? owners name stamped on the receiver
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Since your rifle was given to the soldier who had had it issued to him, you can bet it has been well taken cared for. Make sure to check for a troop tag under the butt plate.
Of all the Swiss "bolt" rifles I own, the M-1911 is the most accurate rifle hands down. Mine will out shoot any of mine or the club members K-31's. every time. I have won the long range matches ( 800 yards) with this rifle more than any other. With the M-118 or Sierra Match King bullets of 175 grains over 42 grains of Reloader-15, you'd be king of the range at any distance.
Norma N-130 powder woks very well also,if you can find it.
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I took it apart cleaned it,I checked it didn't have a troop tag...
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vandle wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:48 am
But on the 1896/11 it does not have the "P" and date but has the previous? owners name stamped on the receiver

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Wish mine had the owners name on it...
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My rifle did have a troop tag And our departed friend Guisan found a relative for me 28 years ago when I first got the rifle. The original soldier has long since been gone but his grandson was still alive and I sent him a nice photo of the tag and the rifle being shot at long distance.
A couple of my K31 owners were still alive as well.
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