W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 599xxx
This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1940, is in very good condition with 90% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bore is very slightly dulled with sharp rifling. Furniture has mostly light handling marks seen throughout, with a few heavier pressure marks. There are a couple of deep scratches on the right side of the stock below the comb, rear of the grip. There is also a gouge in between the handguard and the stock on the right side, in front of the rear barrel band. There is another small gouge on the underside of the stock, forward of the trigger plate. Receiver has a few spots of finish wear; there is edge wear on the right forward edge of the receiver, and a mark on the left side of the receiver, to the right of the serial number. Rear barrel band has dark bluing with finish wear on the underside at the mounting screw and expected finish wear on the sling loop. Rear barrel band spring has been polished. Front barrel band has finish wear on the top side, left side at the hinge, right side at the mounting screw, and edge wear around the bayonet lug. Trigger plate has dark bluing with some light finish wear on the right corner of the magazine well. Trigger guard has light edge wear. Magazine base bluing is dark. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. 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.