W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 695xxx
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1942, very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Furniture has numerous light handling marks throughout, typical with military service. In addition to the light pressure marks, on the left side of the stock there is a long but light pressure mark running from the top wood line down to the magazine. There are many pressure marks on the grip and along the left side of the comb. On the right side of the stock, there are many heavy pressure marks running along the comb toward the grip, There are also many heavy pressure marks on the top of the stock at the comb. Many pressure marks on the underside of the stock at the toe, with a gouge and finish wear at the butt. Also on the underside of the stock are four gouges in front of the trigger plate. The handguard has a pressure mark near the base of the handguard and a white scuff near the rear barrel band. The bottom butt plate screw has worn threading.
Receiver has edge wear around the loading slot, light edge wear on the right side, and the bluing is faded on the left side. Trigger plate has dark bluing with a few spots of light finish wear. Rear barrel band has a mark of finish wear on the top side and light edge wear on the underside at the mounting screw. Front barrel band has two small marks in the finish on the left side on the hinge and light finish wear on the right side at the mounting screw. Trigger guard has edge wear. Magazine has lightly thinned bluing with edge wear; the edge wear is heavier on the left side compared to the right. P stamped receiver. 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.