W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 583xx8
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1939, in very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Stock is likely to have been sanded and refinished at some point as there is no Swiss military acceptance stamp on the right side of the stock. Furniture has pressure marks throughout of varying severity; they are mostly light to moderate, with a couple of heavy pressure marks. There are some moderate pressure marks on the left side of the stock below the receiver. The right side of the stock has a few heavy pressure marks: there is a long, vertical pressure mark just rear of the grip, many pressure marks around the finger groove, and a thin but long pressure mark running from the end of the finger groove to the base of the handguard. The comb of the stock near the grip has a series of small but heavy pressure marks. There is a small gouge on the right side of the stock at the toe. There is a large, round dark discoloration on the left side of the stock, rear of the grip.
Receiver bluing is very dark, with edge wear around the loading slot and finish wear at the rear left side. Rear barrel band has dark bluing, with finish wear on the top side and on the bottom at the mounting screw. Front barrel band has light edge wear on the left side at the hinge, on the right side at the mounting screw, and light edge wear on the bayonet lug. Trigger plate bluing is dark, with light edge wear on the right side of the mag well. Trigger guard also has dark bluing with light edge wear. Magazine bluing is dark with light edge wear on the left and right side.
Receiver is P stamped. 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.