W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 651xxx
Swiss K31 carbine, produced in 1941, in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture has small pressure marks found throughout, as well as a few light gouges. On the right side of the stock, there are several light pressure marks, including a long mark below the comb above the pistol grip, and a long scratch toward the rear. There are numerous light scratches/light gouging near the top of the grip. Forward of the finger groove are a pair of round pressure marks. On the left side of the stock are a few scattered light pressure marks below the comb. The underside of the stock at the toe has typical handling wear in the way of pressure marks. Handguard has a few light pressure marks on the top at the base of the handguard, and a gouge on the right side. There is a long armory-repaired crack in between the two barrel bands.
Receiver bluing has light to mild wear. There is the expected edge wear around the loading slot. Bluing is thinning at the rear of the receiver on the left side. Light edge wear along the right side of the receiver.
Rear barrel band has heavily worn bluing with patina. Front barrel band has dark bluing with light edge wear. The exposed portion of the barrel has mild bluing wear and the front sight has edge wear throughout. Trigger plate has dark bluing, with finish wear on the left and right sides. Trigger guard had edge wear. Base of magazine has heavy finish 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.