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06-15-2012 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by BGold
Interesting question. My K11 was re-barrelled in 1915, having been an earlier pattern converted to K11 configuration. My new replacement barrel is by Hammerli, and like yours, the sight ladder and slide, although having been stamped with a three digit number, does not match the carbine number which is six digits.
Despite it not matching, I'm sure that in my situation the odd-numbered sight came with the Hammerli barrel, rather than being replaced later. This is only my opinion, of course, despite the Hammerli barrel being stamped with the rifle number, albeit not exactly using the original period stamps. For what it's worth, my sight number is 542.
At first glance they look the same, but there are minute differences in the serifs.
Take the carbine out of the stock and check for additional barrel numbers underneath.
Last edited by Uncle Ray; 07-12-2012 at 01:43 AM.
Originally Posted by Uncle Ray
That seems to confirms my previous suspicion: sights changed on conversion and/or introduction of GP11 ammo.