W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 646xxx
This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1941, is in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Furniture has various heavy handling marks throughout, particularly concentrated around the butt of the stock. There are quite a lot of small pressure marks and some light gouging around the butt of the stock on all sides. There is a dot of white paint on the right side of the stock near the butt. An oval shaped gouge is on the right side of the stock, behind the rear barrel band. Handguard has mostly light pressure marks, with two slightly heavier pressure marks on the top side. Rear barrel band has heavy finish wear on the right side. Receiver finish is dark, with finish wear on the rear left of the receiver and typical edge wear around the loading slot. Front barrel band has dark bluing with little wear and may have been refinished. Trigger plate has dark bluing. Trigger guard has edge wear and some light surface pitting. Magazine finish is thinning and has a mottled appearance, with heavy edge wear. Receiver is P stamped. 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.