W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 674xxx
This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1941, is in very good condition with 90% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Furniture has heavy handling marks. Bright bore with lightly worn rifling. Wood is worn around the butt of the stock, consistent with military service and drilling. In addition to the various pressure marks, there are also some gouges in a few areas, including, but not limited to: the left side of the stock has a gouge located to the rear of the finger groove and there are three deeper gouges forward of the rear sling mount. There is a gouge on the underside of the stock on the right side. There is a gouge on the right side of the stock, below the Swiss stamp. Receiver bluing is lightly thinning, with edge wear found around the loading slot, at the front of the receiver adjacent to the barrel step, and edge wear on the right side of the receiver. Both barrel bands have good finish, with typical finish wear on the installation screws and around the front barrel band's hinge. Trigger plate has a few spots of finish wear. Trigger guard has edge wear. Bluing on the magazine base is lightly thinning, with light edge wear on the left and right sides. 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.