W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 596xxx
This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1939, is in very good condition with 85% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bore is lightly dull with light pitting. Left side of the stock has a large splice below the receiver. Stock has been refinished and clear coated. There are mild dents and light scratches found throughout the furniture. Right side of the stock has some white streaks of paint transfer, below the right side finger groove, which may be attributed to its previous storage conditions. Receiver has some edge wear on the right side and around the loading slot, and finish wear at the rear, adjacent to the bolt plug. Rear barrel band's finish is worn with patina. Front barrel band finish is dark with edge wear on the left side at the hinge and wear on the right side at the screw. Trigger plate finish is dark with minor finish wear. Trigger guard has light finish wear with edge wear. Magazine base bluing is lightly thinning, with edge wear and patina. No P stamp. 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.