W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 623xxx
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1940, is in very good condition with 93% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Furniture is very clean with a limited amount of light handling marks. The Swiss military acceptance stamp on the right side of the stock is very sharp. Stock has an armory repair, a trapezoid-shaped splice, located on the right side of the stock, directly below the bolt release lever. Receiver has dark bluing with some wear found on the left side toward the rear. Rear barrel band has dark bluing, with a small amount of finish wear on the top and some finish wear on the bottom at the screw and on the left on the sling ring. Front barrel band has very dark bluing with light finish wear on the right side at the screw and on the forward edge of the bayonet lug. Trigger plate bluing is dark with very little finish wear. Trigger guard has some edge wear. Magazine base has some edge wear on the left and right sides. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. Includes muzzle cover and 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.