Rifle Details: Modell 1911 Infantry Rifle

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Rifle Name:Modell 1911 Infantry Rifle
Manufacturer:Eidgenössische Waffenfabrik Bern (W+F)
Calibre:7.5x55 GP11
First Issued:1911
Number of Pieces:135000
Overall Length:1310 mm
Weight (unloaded):4600 g
Barrel Length:780 mm
Rifling:270 mm
Rifling Dir.:R
Grooves:4
Magazine Capacity:6 Rounds
Permission required:Ger: Schriftlicher Vertrag, Meldung an zuständige Polizeibehörde.
Modell 1911 Infantry Rifle Modell 1911 Infantry Rifle
 
Description:
Infantry Rifle 11, also known as Long Rifle 11.
 
Weapons with the numbers 350'001 to 365'000 have a barrel with 230mm twist.
 
Weapons with the numbers 349'001 to 350'000 were produced with an old, round butt plate and 270mm barrel twist.
 
barrels with 230mm twist
When already 21'000 barrels with 230mm rifling had been produced (ca. 1913), a conference was held at Waffenfabrik Bern, which dealt with the precision of the Modell 1911 Infantry Rifle and Modell 1896/11 Infantry Rifle. Experiments had shown that the barrels with 230mm twist were less precise over long distances than the barrels with 270mm twist. So the conference unanimously decided to use barrels with 270mm twist again. The conference also decided that the rifles with 230mm twist (15'000 Modell 1911 Infantry Rifle and 6'000 Modell 1896/11 Infantry Rifle) should be retained and later assigned to the Landwehr.
 
On July 1, 1913 the War Material Administration (KMV) issued the directive concerning the rifles with barrels with 230mm twist:
 
11 and 96/11 were shipped to the armouries in such a way that by the beginning of August 1913 there were enough rifles 11 and 96/11 with 230 and 270 rifle barrels for the 3rd and 4th divisions to be rearmed.
2. by September 1913 the necessary number of 96/11 rifles with rifle twist 270 is available to rearm the advancing team in the replay course of the two divisions.
3) The 6,000 rifles 96/11 with twist 230, stored in the armouries in Bern (K.-No. 1-5,000) and Langnau (K.-No. 5,001-6,000), remain provisionally reserved at their present place of storage for the Landwehr and are to be issued only in an emergency.
4. 15'000 rifles 11 with twist 230 No. 350'001-365'000 will be distributed evenly among the six divisions and will be given to the recruits first.
5. the production of new rifles 11 with twist 270 is held back and the change is accelerated instead.
Source: Die Repetiergewehre der Schweiz
 

Last production of regular infantry rifles on October 1, 1919; last production of the private series (P-numbers) according to sources on October 10, 1919; however, private long rifles 11 were sighted which show production data (on stock and breech) from 1924 and 1925.
 
The private infantry rifles 11 range from P.5000 to about P.12'000. The private numbers are not documented.
Private infantry rifles often have a woven strap instead of the military leather strap. Many private rifles also have a badge in the stock which bears the name of the owner. The receiver is also often stamped with the name of the arms dealer who sold the private weapon.
 
The production of the Modell 1911 Infantry Rifle was done by the Eidgenössische Waffenfabrik Bern (W+F). The barrels are also from "S.I.G.". (see Picture) and the company "Hämmerli und Hausch", short H&H (see Picture).
Langgewehr 11
 
 

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Dolchbajonett Mod. 1899
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Ammunition (Top):

Gewehr Patrone 11 (7.5mm GP11)
Manipulierpatrone GP11 (7,5 mm Man P 11)
Blinde Patrone GP11 (7,5 mm bl GP11)
GP11 Leuchtspur (7,5 mm LS GP11)
Blinde Patrone GP11 für MG11 u. MG51
GP11 Leuchtspur Versuch
Markierp. LMG 25 (7.5mm Mark Pat Lmg)
GP11 Stahlkern (St Ke Pat 11)
7.5mm Gw Treib-Pat 44
Gewehr Markierp. (7.5mm Gw Mark Pat 58)
7.5mm Gw Treib-Pat 66
Treib Patrone 77 für Dragon-Simulator
Gewehr Markierp. (7.5mm Gw Mark Pat 85)
7.5mm Gw Treib-Pat 08
7.5mm x 55 komerziell
 
 

Accessories (Top):

Lienhard Universal Matchapparat Mod. G
Owner Tag
Korrektoren Infanteriegew. 11 u. 96/11
 
 

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GER: Laufdeckel zu Infanteriegewehren

Four different muzzle covers for Infanteriegewehre, on the right side a muzzle cover for a Kadettengewehr 97. Four different muzzle covers for Infanteriegewehre, on the right side a muzzle cover for a Kadettengewehr 97. Four different muzzle covers for Infanteriegewehre, on the right side a muzzle cover for a Kadettengewehr 97.
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Four different muzzle covers for Infanteriegewehre, on the right side a muzzle cover for a Kadettengewehr 97.
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Four different muzzle covers for Infanteriegewehre, on the right side a muzzle cover for a Kadettengewehr 97.
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Four different muzzle covers for Infanteriegewehre, on the right side a muzzle cover for a Kadettengewehr 97.
 

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Disassembled bolt

Bolt for Modell 1897 Cadet Rifle, Infanteriegewehre 89/96, 96/11, 11 and Karabiner/Kurzgewehre 00, 05, 00/11, 11 Bolt for Modell 1897 Cadet Rifle, Infanteriegewehre 89/96, 96/11, 11 and Karabiner/Kurzgewehre 00, 05, 00/11, 11 Bolt for Modell 1897 Cadet Rifle, Infanteriegewehre 89/96, 96/11, 11 and Karabiner/Kurzgewehre 00, 05, 00/11, 11 Bolt for Modell 1897 Cadet Rifle, Infanteriegewehre 89/96, 96/11, 11 and Karabiner/Kurzgewehre 00, 05, 00/11, 11
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Bolt for Modell 1897 Cadet Rifle, Infanteriegewehre 89/96, 96/11, 11 and Karabiner/Kurzgewehre 00, 05, 00/11, 11
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Bolt for Modell 1897 Cadet Rifle, Infanteriegewehre 89/96, 96/11, 11 and Karabiner/Kurzgewehre 00, 05, 00/11, 11
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Bolt for Modell 1897 Cadet Rifle, Infanteriegewehre 89/96, 96/11, 11 and Karabiner/Kurzgewehre 00, 05, 00/11, 11
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Bolt for Modell 1897 Cadet Rifle, Infanteriegewehre 89/96, 96/11, 11 and Karabiner/Kurzgewehre 00, 05, 00/11, 11
 

Different straight-pull bolts

From left to right:
1. Bolt Modell 1889 Infantry Rifle
2. Bolt Modell 1897 Cadet Rifle (same as 3.)
3. Bolt Infanteriegewehre 89/96, 96/11, 11 and Karabiner/Kurzgewehre 00, 05, 00/11, 11
4. Bolt Modell 1931 Carbine, Modell 1931/42 Sniper Carbine, Modell 1931/43 Sniper Carbine From left to right:
1. Bolt Modell 1889 Infantry Rifle
2. Bolt Modell 1897 Cadet Rifle (same as 3.)
3. Bolt Infanteriegewehre 89/96, 96/11, 11 and Karabiner/Kurzgewehre 00, 05, 00/11, 11
4. Bolt Modell 1931 Carbine, Modell 1931/42 Sniper Carbine, Modell 1931/43 Sniper Carbine Left: Disassembled bolt for Modell 1897 Cadet Rifle, Infanteriegewehre 89/96, 96/11, 11 and Karabiner/Kurzgewehre 00, 05, 00/11, 11
Right: Disassembled bolt for Modell 1931 Carbine, Modell 1931/42 Sniper Carbine and Modell 1931/43 Sniper Carbine
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From left to right:
1. Bolt Modell 1889 Infantry Rifle
2. Bolt Modell 1897 Cadet Rifle (same as 3.)
3. Bolt Infanteriegewehre 89/96, 96/11, 11 and Karabiner/Kurzgewehre 00, 05, 00/11, 11
4. Bolt Modell 1931 Carbine, Modell 1931/42 Sniper Carbine, Modell 1931/43 Sniper Carbine
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From left to right:
1. Bolt Modell 1889 Infantry Rifle
2. Bolt Modell 1897 Cadet Rifle (same as 3.)
3. Bolt Infanteriegewehre 89/96, 96/11, 11 and Karabiner/Kurzgewehre 00, 05, 00/11, 11
4. Bolt Modell 1931 Carbine, Modell 1931/42 Sniper Carbine, Modell 1931/43 Sniper Carbine
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Left: Disassembled bolt for Modell 1897 Cadet Rifle, Infanteriegewehre 89/96, 96/11, 11 and Karabiner/Kurzgewehre 00, 05, 00/11, 11
Right: Disassembled bolt for Modell 1931 Carbine, Modell 1931/42 Sniper Carbine and Modell 1931/43 Sniper Carbine
 

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GER: Privates Infanteriegewehr 11, Nummer 8019

GER: Spezieller Mündungsschoner aus Leder (Jahrgang 1916), welcher die ganze Gewehrmündung bedeckt. GER: Spezieller Mündungsschoner aus Leder (Jahrgang 1916), welcher die ganze Gewehrmündung bedeckt. GER: Spezieller Mündungsschoner aus Leder (Jahrgang 1916), welcher die ganze Gewehrmündung bedeckt. GER: Plakette des Besitzers des Gewehrs ("Hermann Lichti, Bözingen") GER: Privates Infanteriegewehr 11 mit Privatnummer. Der Lauf wurde ausgewechselt und trägt keine Nummerierung. Ebenso ist die Brünierung des Laufs anders wie die Brünierung der restlichen Waffe.
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GER: Spezieller Mündungsschoner aus Leder (Jahrgang 1916), welcher die ganze Gewehrmündung bedeckt.
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GER: Spezieller Mündungsschoner aus Leder (Jahrgang 1916), welcher die ganze Gewehrmündung bedeckt.
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GER: Plakette des Besitzers des Gewehrs ("Hermann Lichti, Bözingen")
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GER: Privates Infanteriegewehr 11 mit Privatnummer. Der Lauf wurde ausgewechselt und trägt keine Nummerierung. Ebenso ist die Brünierung des Laufs anders wie die Brünierung der restlichen Waffe.
 
Modell 1911 Infantry Rifle GER: Die Waffe wurde durch den Waffenhändler Gebrüder Widmer in Biel verkauft. GER: Privates Infanteriegewehr 11 mit Privatnummer. Der Lauf wurde ausgewechselt und trägt keine Nummerierung. Ebenso ist die Brünierung des Laufs anders wie die Brünierung der restlichen Waffe. Modell 1911 Infantry Rifle
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GER: Die Waffe wurde durch den Waffenhändler Gebrüder Widmer in Biel verkauft.
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GER: Privates Infanteriegewehr 11 mit Privatnummer. Der Lauf wurde ausgewechselt und trägt keine Nummerierung. Ebenso ist die Brünierung des Laufs anders wie die Brünierung der restlichen Waffe.
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GER: Privates Infanteriegewehr 11, Nummer 8292

Private series (not privatized!) Infanteriegewehr ("Langgewehr") 11. Smaller serial number with preceding P.
The rifle has been sold by the gunstore M. Brunner from Brugg AG. Modell 1911 Infantry Rifle Modell 1911 Infantry Rifle Modell 1911 Infantry Rifle
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Private series (not privatized!) Infanteriegewehr ("Langgewehr") 11. Smaller serial number with preceding P.
The rifle has been sold by the gunstore M. Brunner from Brugg AG.
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GER: Privates Infanteriegewehr 11, Nummer 9632

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