W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 588xxx
Swiss K31 carbine, produced in 1939, in very good condition with 80% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
There are numerous pressure marks seen throughout the furniture, as can be expected with a military issued firearm. The right side of the stock has many light to mild pressure marks from the butt to the grip and a couple of mild pressure marks near the rear barrel band. The left side of the stock has a scratch in between the rear sling mount and the butt near the heel, a vertical scratch halfway between the finger groove and the rear barrel band, and light gouging in front of the rear barrel band. On the underside of the stock at the toe are multiple light to mild pressure marks and a few small gouges, and some mild pressure marks forward of the rear barrel band. The handguard has light pressure marks throughout.
The receiver has edge wear around the loading slot and light bluing wear throughout. The left side of the receiver has mild bluing wear. Edge wear along the right side of the receiver, as well as some light scratches as if something abrasive had been rubbing against the receiver.
The rear barrel band has heavy finish wear on the right side and is nearly in the white, with fairly dark bluing on the left side around the sling loop. Dark bluing on the front barrel band with only light edge wear. Trigger plate has light edge wear around the front mounting screw. Mild edge wear on the trigger guard. The underside of the magazine has dark bluing on the bottom half but heavy finish wear on the front half.
Receiver is P stamped at the base of the barrel. 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.