Swiss K1911 Carbine Straight Pull Rifle 7.5x55 23.3" Barrel - Very Good Surplus Condition - C&R Eligible


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Bolt Action
Barrel Length:
23.3 in
7.5x55mm Swiss
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Country of Mfg.:
Very Good

Introducing the Swiss K1911 Carbine, a remarkable 7.5x55mm rifle known for its precision and historical significance. Crafted with precision in Switzerland, this rifle seamlessly combines classic aesthetics with exceptional accuracy. Whether you're an avid collector seeking a cherished piece of firearm history or a passionate shooting enthusiast looking for a unique experience, the Swiss K1911 Carbine is your perfect choice. With its 7.5x55mm caliber, you can expect reliable performance in various shooting scenarios. Elevate your collection or enhance your shooting experience with this iconic representation of firearms heritage.

The Swiss K1911 and G1911 rifles are both variants of the Schmidt-Rubin design, which was a series of rifles used by the Swiss military for many years. The primary differences between the K1911 (Karabiner Model 1911) and the G1911 (Gewehr Model 1911) are related to their size, weight, and intended use.

Here are the main differences:

1. Designation:

  • K1911: "Karabiner" in this context essentially means "carbine," which is a term typically used for shorter rifles.

  • G1911: "Gewehr" translates to "rifle" and typically denotes a longer, full-length rifle.

2. Barrel Length and Overall Length:

  • K1911: Being a carbine, the K1911 has a shorter barrel and overall length compared to the G1911. The barrel length is usually about 59 cm (around 23 inches).

  • G1911: As a full-length rifle, the G1911 has a longer barrel, typically around 78 cm (approximately 30.7 inches).

3. Weight:

  • K1911: Due to its shorter size, the K1911 is somewhat lighter than the G1911.

  • G1911: Being a longer rifle, it's naturally heavier than its carbine counterpart.

4. Intended Use:

  • K1911: The shorter, more compact size of the K1911 made it more suitable for roles where a more maneuverable rifle was beneficial, such as for cavalry units, artillery troops, and other non-infantry roles.

  • G1911: The G1911 was more oriented towards infantry use, where the benefits of a longer barrel (like increased muzzle velocity and accuracy over distance) were more valuable.

5. Sights:

There might be minor differences in the sights due to the difference in barrel lengths, affecting the sight radius (the distance between the front and rear sights).

Both rifles utilize the straight-pull bolt action, which is a hallmark of the Schmidt-Rubin design. This design allows for quicker cycling of the bolt compared to traditional turn-bolt designs. Additionally, both the K1911 and G1911 are chambered for the 7.5x55mm Swiss cartridge, known for its accuracy and efficiency.

When collecting or shooting, the condition of the rifle, its bore, and the quality of ammunition are all factors to consider, regardless of whether you choose the K1911 or the G1911. Always ensure firearms are safely handled and maintained.

This rifle has matching numbers on the receiver, bolt and magazine.



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  • 5

    Posted by Shane Brown on Feb 5th 2024

    Ordered one of these and a G1911 Both of the rifles where beautiful and in absolutely amazing condition. The G1911 didnt look like it has seen much use at all. All matching. This K1911 was it great shop. Not quite as nice as the G1911, but that was only because this one had a little surface rust on the receiver. But stock, and bore where amazing. Was all matching. Seriously considering buying another of each.

  • 5

    Posted by John Lane on Jan 22nd 2024

    Gorgeous rifle. I don’t think its ever had a sling on it. Now, it’s a miracle that it made it to me in one piece. The shipping box was heavily damaged. FedEx wouldn’t let me open it to check. I had two options, accept it or refuse it. I rolled the dice and excepted it and fortunately it worked out.

  • 5
    Worth the Money

    Posted by Tristan Mathews on Jan 7th 2024

    Ordered after the christmas holiday. Received an excellent condition matching 1925 K1911 rifle. Was additionally stamped with a privatization mark for 1964. Definitely one of the best deals on swiss rifles at the moment.