W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 712xxx
This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1942, is 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 some handling marks found throughout, including small dents and other pressure marks scattered throughout the wood, consistent with military service. There is a particularly deep dent on the left side of the stock, below the finger groove. There are also some armory repairs evident in the stock. On the left side of the stock, below the rear sight, there is a dovetail repair in the stock that extends into the forward third of the finger groove. There was a crack on the right side of the grip that has been repaired. Near that is a third repair that presents as a wood knot. Receiver bluing is dark, with some edge wear around the loading slot, and the bluing fades toward the rear left side. Rear barrel band bluing is worn and nearly in the white with patina. Front barrel band has dark bluing with wear on the right side. Trigger plate bluing is dark with some light wear near the magazine latch. Trigger guard has dark bluing with edge wear. Magazine bluing is dark with some edge wear on the sides and some surface frost. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. Receiver is P stamped. Includes muzzle cover and 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.