W+F Bern Swiss K31 Private Series - sn P408xxx
Swiss K31 Carbine, Private Series, was produced in 1944. It is in very good condition with 93% bluing. 2/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Both stock and handguard do not match the receiver serial number. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bore is bright but the rifling is very worn. Furniture is very clean with limited handling wear. The furniture has evidence of being refinished, however the Swiss cartouche on the right side of the stock is well defined. There are a few scuff marks in the wood. There is a small dent at the toe of the stock and on the left side of the handguard, in front of the front barrel band. The bluing has been refinished. Receiver has a couple small spots of finish wear. Rear barrel band has excellent bluing. Front barrel band finish is dark with a white mark on the top left side of the barrel band. Patina on the safety ring. Trigger plate bluing is excellent. Trigger guard has a small mark of finish wear on the bottom and light edge wear. Magazine has dark bluing with a small spot of finish wear and a short, light scratch. Includes muzzle cover. 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.