W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 589xxx
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. Magazine matching serial number.
Various light to mild pressure marks are found throughout the furniture, consistent with military service. On the right side of the stock, there are a couple of scratches below the comb, near the butt of the stock. Below the left half of the finger groove is a small rough area. On the left side of the stock, there is light finish wear noted around the butt and there is an area of lightly worn finish at the comb where the soldier's cheek would make contact while shouldering the carbine, as well as a pressure mark. In front of this there is a scratch in the wood. On the underside of the stock there is a small gouge at the toe. The handguard has a heavy pressure mark on the left side in between the base and the rear barrel band, and on the right side of the handguard there is a vertical gouge in between the rear and front barrel band.
Receiver has light edge wear around the loading slot. Light to mild finish wear on the left side of the receiver. There are a couple spots from pitting found to the right of the Swiss shield. Rear barrel band has heavy finish wear all around, but particularly on the top side. Front barrel band has light finish wear, mostly found on the top side, and light edge wear on the bayonet lug. Mild finish wear on the barrel and mild finish wear on the front sight. Good bluing on the magazine plate, with a small mark next to the magazine catch, a small mark in front of the magazine, and a couple of marks around the rear screw. Trigger guard has edge wear, light to mild finish wear on the underside, and there is a small area of heavy pitting on the inside of the trigger guard. Magazine has mild to fair finish wear on the base.
Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
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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.