W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 606xxx
Swiss K31 carbine, produced in 1940, 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.
On the right side of the stock there are multiple marks and light to mild pressure marks found at the butt and below the comb. There is a round area where a decal was once affixed. There are a pair of mild pressure marks on the grip. There is some light finish wear from handling around the grip. On the left side of the stock, there are some marks at the forearm, in between the two barrel bands. Relatively few marks on the underside of the stock at the toe. Mild pressure mark at the forearm on the left side near the front barrel band. Small marks throughout the comb. Handguard has light pressure marks throughout as well as some light finish wear.
Receiver has very good bluing. Light edge wear around the loading slot. Light finish wear along the left side of the receiver. Rear barrel band has spots of light finish wear with patina. Front barrel band has light edge wear on the left side at the hinge, right side at the mounting screw, and on the bayonet lug. Trigger plate has good bluing with a small mark adjacent to the magazine catch. Light edge wear on the trigger guard. Light edge wear around the magazine base with light finish wear.
Receiver is P stamped. 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.