Swiss ZFK 31/42 KTA Trial Sniper Rifle - sn 4500xx
W+F Bern Swiss K31/42 Trials sniper rifle (SN#450026) in very good condition with 92% original finish. 5/5 Bore, 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Stock and bluing has light handle wear. Stock has long grain wood pattern. Includes integrated KERN optic, muzzle cover and leather sling. Includes an original military user manual (condition new). Import marked.
This particular example is from the first production run delivered to the Swiss Kriegstechnische Abteilung (KTA). Production outlines approximately 40 pieces from SN#450011- #450050 as Trial rifles. The KTA is the Swiss military procurement department tasked with assessment and testing military materials before order and induction for Swiss military adoption.
Also included with the rifle is a reference scan from Ernst Grenacher's text, Schweizer Militärgewehre Hinterladung, p.622. Ernst Grenacher outlines the serial number range produced and procured for KTA Trials.