Rare Swiss ZFK 31/43 sniper carbine, produced in 1943, in very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture exhibits mild to moderate handling wear overall. The right side of the stock has a gouge in front of the finger groove and a long pressure mark in front of that gouge. The left side of the stock has a pair of long, vertical pressure marks in front of the rear sling mount. There are multiple mild to moderate pressure marks found in between the top of the grip and the scope cut-out. On the underside of the stock there are a few scattered light pressure marks near the toe. There are two small gouges at the forearm, forward of the trigger plate, and a gouge in between the two barrel bands. The handguard has several small scrapes on the top side in between the two barrel bands.
Receiver bluing is very good with some light finish wear noted near the Swiss shield. The attached KERN optic has light edge wear on the top edge in front of the tangent sight, moderate finish wear on the tangent sight itself, mild finish wear at the rear of the sight, and heavy finish wear on the periscope end, which is nearly in the white. Light finish wear on both barrel bands. Trigger plate has dark bluing. Light edge wear on the trigger guard. Dark bluing on the magazine base.
Built-in KERN 2.8x optic has a tangent sight with gradations up to 700 meters. No cloudiness noted with the optic.
No P stamp found on receiver.
Includes matching serial number model 1918 bayonet manufactured by Waffenfabrik Neuhausen with steel scabbard; leather frog is not included. There are multiple nicks found around the edge of the blade.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
C&R Eligible. Discreet import engraving.
The Karabiner Model 1931 (K31) is a magazine fed, straight pull, bolt action rifle chambered in 7.5x55mm Swiss Gewehrpatrone 1911 (GP11) that was the standard issue rifle of the Swiss Armed Forces from 1933 through 1958. The K31 was made by Eidgenossische Waffenfabrik Bern, a Swiss federal armory, and is one of the last carbines employed by the Swiss military that is based on the designs by Schmidt and Rubin. The ZFK31/43, along with the ZFK31/42 is a rare sniper carbine variant of the K31, and 2,241 pieces total were produced.