W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 714xxx
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1942, in good condition with 70% original finish. 4/5 Bore (bright bore, sharp rifling, light pitting in the grooves). 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine non-matching serial number (sn 714704, later 1942 production).
Furniture is worn, with heavy handling wear around the butt of the stock and various pressure marks found throughout. On the right side of the stock there is some scraping rear of the pistol grip and a gouge below the comb. There are various mild to moderate pressure marks and some light gouging around the finger groove area, and a gouge before the rear barrel band. On the left side of the stock there are several gouges found below the rear sling mount and a gouge below the comb. Moderate to heavy handling wear starting from the grip and running along the woodline below the receiver, ending before the finger groove. On the underside of the stock there are many mild to moderate pressure marks along the toe and a small gouge on the pistol grip. Several light to mild gouges and mild pressure marks found along the forearm. The handguard has many scattered light to mild pressure marks.
Receiver has heavy finish wear. Light to mild edge wear around the loading slot. Rear barrel band has a small, light scratch in the finish on the top side but otherwise has very good finish. Front barrel band has mild finish wear on the top side. Mild to moderate edge wear on the front sight. Magazine plate has good finish, with a light mark near the magazine catch and light edge wear around the mounting screws. Trigger guard has light edge wear. Magazine has mild to fair edge wear.
No P stamp.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
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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.