W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 575xx5
This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1938, is in very good condition with 90% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Lightly dull bore. Furniture is fairly clean with light handling marks present. There are three armory repairs found in the furniture, with two in the stock and one in the handguard. On the stock, there is a splice near the butt of the stock at the toe on the right side, and there is another splice on the right side of the stock, about midway between the finger groove and the rear barrel band. The handguard has a splice located directly above the splice on the right side of the stock. Receiver has edge wear around the loading slot as well as wear around the rear left side. Front barrel band has dark bluing with a few marks in the finish. Front barrel band also has dark bluing with only minor finish wear present. Trigger plate has light finish wear on the right side next to the magazine, and at the rear left side at the rear left corner of the magazine. Trigger guard has edge wear. Finish on the magazine base is worn and thins toward the front, with edge wear on the left and right sides. Receiver is P stamped. 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.