Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1934, in good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 1/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture has worn finish and exhibits heavy wear. Heavy pressure marks found throughout, along with many gouges. Wood is very dry. Handguard has an unrepaired crack on the top side in between the two barrel bands.
Mild finish wear overall on the receiver, mostly found at the rear. There are a few marks in the metal on the top side, just behind the loading slot. Rear barrel band has dark bluing, with edge wear on the underside at the mounting screw. Front barrel band has finish wear on the top side, moderate finish wear on the left side at the hinge, mild finish wear on the right side at the mounting screw, and edge wear on the underside at the bayonet lug. Trigger plate has mildly worn bluing. Trigger guard has edge wear and lightening bluing on the underside. Magazine has finish wear on the underside.
Receiver is P stamped.
Includes leather sling. Soldier's tag found under butt plate.
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.