W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 553xxx
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1936, in very good condition with 90% original finish. 3/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bright bore with worn rifling and light pitting. Furniture has many pressure marks throughout, especially around the butt of the stock, typical with military service. A few heavy pressure marks can be found on the comb and toe of the stock. There is a heavy handling mark on the underside of the stock at the pistol grip. Receiver has some finish wear found forward of the loading slot as well as on the rear left side. Rear barrel band has lightly thinning bluing on the top and right side, with finish wear on the underside at the mounting screw and expected finish wear on the left side at the sling mount. Front barrel band has dark bluing with some finish wear on the right side at the mounting screw. Trigger plate has very light finish wear on the left side and is otherwise dark. Trigger guard has light edge wear. Magazine bluing is dark. P stamped receiver. 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.