W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 587xxx
This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1939, is 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. Furniture overall is very clean, but there are a few heavy handling marks, mostly in the form of heavy pressure marks found on the left side of the stock, below the rear sling mount. There is also a crack on the left side of the stock, in front of the rear barrel band, that has been armory repaired. There are a few scratches on the left side of the handguard, just above the stock. Receiver bluing is very dark. There is some edge wear around the loading slot, and there is wear in the finish on the left side at the rear. Bluing on the rear barrel band is heavily worn. The front barrel band's bluing is dark, with finish wear on the right side at the screw. Trigger plate bluing is very dark. Trigger guard bl uing is dark with edge wear. Bluing on magazine base is thinning. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. Includes muzzle cover. 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.