W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 556xxx
This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1936, is in good condition with 85% original finish. 3/5 Bore. 2/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bore is lightly dull with light pitting present. Furniture shows heavy wear. There are numerous dents and some gouging throughout. The handguard has two to three cracks that have all been armory repaired. The stock shows particularly heavy wear on the left side at the comb, with many deep pressure marks. There is a small, unrepaired fracture on the left side of the stock, below the receiver's serial number. Receiver has fairly dark bluing, with typical edge wear around the loading slot. There is heavier finish wear on the rear left side of the receiver. Both barrel bands have very dark bluing with some small spots of finish wear. Trigger plate has dark bluing. Trigger guard is dark with light edge wear. Magazine finish is thinning with some edge wear on the left and right sides. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag is found under the butt plate. 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.