W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 565xxx
Swiss K31 carbine, produced in 1937, 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 pressure marks throughout. Right side of the stock has a vertical scratch rear of the pistol grip and a small nick at the comb. The left side of the stock has a series of marks running below the comb and multiple pressure marks above the pistol grip. There is evidence that the left side has been sanded down before as the finger groove is rounded. There is a small gouge on the comb of the stock on the right side. On the underside of the stock there are multiple small, light pressure marks along the toe, and three triangular shaped deep pressure marks at the forearm. The handguard has several moderate pressure marks on the top side in between the base and the rear barrel band as well as a few small gouges around the rear barrel band.
Receiver has mostly light finish wear. There is the expected edge wear around the loading slot. Mild finish wear on the left side of the receiver at the rear. Rear barrel band has mild finish wear with some patina. Front barrel band has light finish wear on the left side at the hinge, right side at the mounting screw, and edge wear on the bayonet lug. Good bluing on the trigger plate. Light edge wear on the trigger guard. Light edge wear on the magazine base with light patina.
Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate.
Includes muzzle cover and 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.