This is a scarce Hammerli model 551 single shot, short throw turn-bolt rifle, chambered in .22LR, patterned after the W+F Bern K31 Carbine. Also known as the KKSD-551. It is in excellent condition with 97% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial number. Bolt matching serial number. Bore is bright and sharp. Low serial number.
Furniture has a very limited amount of light surface scratching and light pressure marks, and is in excellent condition. The largest mark is found on the left side of the handguard, in front of the rear barrel band. There is a small, unmarked brass plaque installed into the right side of the stock.
All metal bluing is excellent with a nice polished finish. Hammerli logo is stamped on the top of the chamber. Very faint edge wear on the top of the front sight. Barrel step has a plum tint. Fine adjustment rear sight. Light edge wear on the rear sight. Minor edge wear on the bayonet lug. Minor edge wear on the trigger guard and a few small, light marks in the bluing.
Includes muzzle cover and leather rifle sling.
Year of manufacture is unable to be confirmed, therefore this is sold as non-C&R eligible. Discreet import engraving.
Please note: This was originally identified and imported as a "HAMMERLI K31" and is import engraved as such.