W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 560xxx
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1936, in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture has light to mild pressure marks throughout. On the right side of the stock, on the forearm in between the two barrel bands is a mark across the stock and handguard, a small gouge below the vertical mark, and a couple of mild pressure marks. On the left side of the stock, there is some finish wear at the butt and a light gouge at the grip. There are several pressure marks on the forearm around the rear barrel band and a scratch directly in front of the rear barrel band. There is the expected wear on the underside of the stock at the toe, with multiple pressure marks. Small gouge on the bottom of the pistol grip. There is a small gouge on the underside of the forearm behind the rear barrel band, as well as a few more small gouges before the front barrel band. There are multiple pressure marks along the comb of the stock and a small gouge near the tang. The handguard has multiple light to mild pressure marks.
The receiver bluing is heavily worn on the left side, likely from excess rubbing while slung on the soldier's back. Light to mild edge wear around the loading slot, and mild edge wear on the right side. Finish is heavily worn on the rear sight. Rear barrel band has good bluing with light edge wear on the underside at the mounting screw. Front barrel band also has good bluing, with light finish wear on the left and right sides and edge wear on the bayonet lug. Light edge wear around the front sight. Magazine plate has good bluing. Light to mild edge wear on the trigger guard. Magazine has heavy finish wear and the underside is approaching white.
Receiver is P stamped.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
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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.