W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 244xxx
Swiss K31 carbine, produced in 1955, in very good condition with 85% original finish. 4/5 Bore (lightly dull bore, light pitting near muzzle). 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture overall is fairly clean with light handling wear. Right side of the stock has a light scratch on the grip, a light, long and thin pressure mark forward of the finger groove, and a small chip at the woodline in front of the front barrel band. The left side of the stock has a small pressure mark on the bottom edge of the finger groove. The underside of the stock has typical wear and pressure marks along the toe, a small scrape at the bottom of the pistol grip, and scattered pressure marks on the front half of the stock. The handguard has some scattered light pressure marks and a small gouge on the right side near the woodline in between the two barrel bands.
Receiver bluing is fairly dark, with typical edge wear around the loading slot and light bluing wear along the top. The left side of the receiver has mild bluing wear at the rear. Edge wear in the bluing on the right side of the receiver.
Rear barrel band has mild bluing wear on the right side and on the underside at the mounting screw. Dark bluing on the front barrel band, with finish wear on the left side at the hinge, on the right side at the mounting screw, and edge wear on the bayonet lug. Mild edge wear on the front sight. Dark bluing on the trigger plate. Edge wear on the trigger guard. Magazine base has light edge wear but otherwise dark bluing.
No P stamp found on receiver. Soldier's tag found under butt plate.
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.