W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 529xxx
This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1934, is in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Furniture has heavy handling marks, with many pressure marks throughout, along with a few scattered small gouges. The right side of the stock shows heavier wear than the left side. The handguard has a light tiger striping pattern. Receiver finish is lightly worn and slightly discolored, with slightly heavier finish wear on the rear left side. Rear barrel band has excellent finish with little wear. Front barrel band has finish wear on the left side hinge and right side screw. Trigger plate has mostly complete bluing, with some wear by the magazine release and on the right side. Trigger guard has minor edge wear. Magazine base has little finish wear. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. Includes 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.