W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 721xxx
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 heavy handling marks, including various levels of pressure marks throughout the stock and handguard. There is a series of three gouges on the right side of the stock, rear of the finger groove. The handguard in between the two barrel bands has a large concentration of pressure marks. Receiver finish is mildly thinning, and even in its wear. Rear barrel band has fairly dark finish, with wear on the bottom at the screw, left side at the sling mount, and on top at the forward edge. Front barrel band also has fairly dark finish, with edge wear all around. Trigger plate has some thinning bluing in front of the magazine well. Trigger guard has edge wear. Magazine base finish is dark with some wear on the right side. P stamped receiver. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. 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.