W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 225xxx
This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1954, is in very good condition with 93% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Rifling is sharp but the bore is slightly dull; no pitting present. Furniture is very clean with limited handling marks. Nice tiger striping pattern found on the handguard. There is a very small mark on the left side of the stock, below the rear sling mount. Stock does not appear to be refurbished as the finger grooves have a sharp edge and the Swiss military acceptance stamp is still visible on the right side of the stock. Receiver finish is very dark with very light edge wear. Bluing on both barrel bands are very dark with few blemishes. Trigger plate finish is very dark with few blemishes. Trigger guard has edge wear. Magazine bluing is very dark, with edge wear on the base that tapers off toward the rear. Armory label on the left side of the stock at the butt. Receiver is not P stamped. 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.