This is a rare Swiss K31 Carbine, originally produced in 1947, then repurposed as a Jubilee / Commemorative model celebrating 700 years of the Swiss Confederation (1291-1991). Even more rare, this K31 is chambered in .22LR, and has a single shot bolt that accepts .22LR with the original 7.5x55 barrel sleeved to accept .22LR. It is in near mint condition with 97% finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Furniture has little to no handling wear; the only blemishes are two to three small scuffs by the receiver and handguard. The stock and handguard has "264" written on the inside with marker. Right side of the stock has an inlaid commemorative medallion. Overall bluing is very dark with very few blemishes. Receiver has gold inlay: the Swiss shield is gold; number 222 (of 500); right side says "K K - Karabiner" (Small Bore Carbine); left side says "Jubileums" (Jubilee). Included is a charm of this rifle's 10-shot grouping at 50 meters. Receiver is P stamped. Includes muzzle cover and woven leather sling. Not C&R Eligible. Discreet import engraving.
One of only 500 pieces from 1990-1991 to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the Swiss Confederation by the Association of Swiss Gunsmiths. This is a single shot, bolt action rifle; the original magazine is installed but does not feed .22LR.
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.