I got a sweet deal on this 1896/11. I've never owned a Swiss rifle, or handled one. But I got it cheap because it had no magazine. I like it, it's loooooooooong! But beautifully crafted, and the bore is pretty awesome for being about a century old. I did take it apart and clean it. All the parts, band, small parts, stock and hand-guard match, which I understand is the standard for these rifles.
How do I find what year it was built?
Any way to find a magazine?
Questions, comments and observations are very welcome.