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What model of Swiss?

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:04 pm
by Hammerdown
Is there any way to tell an 1896, 1896/11 and a 1911 rifle apart form one another? Are Magazines hard to get and do they all take the same type of mag? Thank you.

Re: What model of Swiss?

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:08 am
by professrh
A good place to start is at Swissrifles.com. They have a quick comparison page, detailing the major differences you asked about: http://www.swissrifles.com/sr/detail/

Easiest way I know to tell a 96/11 from a G1911 is the spliced-in pistol grip on the 96/11.

A few years ago Wideners had a sale: 5 Swiss rifles in series for a pretty good price. Kinda wish I'd jumped on it. . . ..

Re: What model of Swiss?

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:40 pm
by Hammerdown
There's no splice to the stock and all the other stats are to close to tell any other way so I guess its a 1911 rifle.

Re: What model of Swiss?

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:34 pm
by Rapidrob
Of the Swiss rifles and carbines I have in the collection, the M1911 long rifle is my favorite,hands down. It has the best trigger pull and is just scary accurate at 800 yards.
The quality of the rifle is first rate. You'd be very happy with one.

Re: What model of Swiss?

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:41 pm
by Hammerdown
Can GP11 ammo be fired safely out of a 1896/11 if it isn't a 1911?
Its missing the mag and the ones I've seen are $125-150.

Re: What model of Swiss?

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:56 am
by professrh
Out of a 96/11, yes. But not out of an 1896.

Re: What model of Swiss?

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:08 pm
by Hammerdown
I've found a post on another forum that states "All 1911 long rifles will have a serial number over 355,000 and 96/11 will be under 350,000". Is that correct?