This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1940, is in excellent condition with 95% finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. This rifle has been armory refurbished. Furniture has some handling marks, including pressure marks and small gouges. Some dents are found on the left side of the stock at the comb, right side of the stock near the butt, the toe of the stock, and on the top of the handguard in between the beginning of the handguard and the rear barrel band. There is a "4" in a circle stamped on the stock, forward of the rear sling mount. The refurbished bluing is very dark. The receiver has very little finish wear, not even edge wear around the loading slot. There is some bluing wear at the barrel step. Both barrel bands have dark bluing. Trigger plate, trigger guard, and magazine finish are all complete with little to no wear. "BL" is stamped on the tang, which indicates refurbishment was performed at the armory located at Basel-Landschaft. Includes muzzle cover and sling. 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.