W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 643xxx
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1941, in very good condition with 94% finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture does not appear to have been sanded as the Swiss military stamp on the right side of the stock is very deep and sharp, but there has been a non-factory clear coat applied to the furniture. Long wood grain pattern in the stock. Mostly light pressure marks are found scattered throughout the stock. On the left side of the stock there is a vertical pressure mark in front of the rear sling mount. There are some light pressure marks at the base of the grip. On the underside of the stock there are a few light pressure marks at the toe and a couple of small mild pressure marks just behind the front barrel band.
Receiver finish is very dark and solid. Minor to very light edge wear around the loading slot. There is some light discoloration in the bluing noted from the rear of the receiver to the rear edge of the loading slot; it's possible the previous owner may have attempted to apply a cold blue solvent for touch-up. Handguard ferrule, both barrel band, magazine plate, and the trigger guard appear to have been refinished and the finish is complete and appears black in coloration. Magazine has light finish wear on the underside.
Receiver is P stamped.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
C&R Eligible. Discreet import engraving. See our How To Order page for ordering instructions.
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.