This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1953, is in very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Receiver finish is very dark with a few light marks where the finish has been worn. Bluing on both barrel bands is fairly dark, with the front barrel band exhibiting finish wear on the right side at the screw and the rear barrel band exhibiting wear also on the right side. Bluing on trigger plate is dark. Trigger guard has light edge wear. Magazine base plate also has light edge wear. Furniture exhibits some heavy finish wear around the butt, which is consistent with military service. Stock also has heavy handling marks found on the right side of the butt. Light tiger striping on the handguard. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. Includes muzzle cover and 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.