W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 730xxx
This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1942, is in good condition with 75% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bore is bright with very lightly worn rifling. There is very light pitting observed near the muzzle. Furniture has heavy handling marks, with many light to heavy pressure marks throughout. There are quite a few heavy pressure marks found on the right side of the stock from the comb to the grip, as well as a long scratch in the wood below the bolt release lever. Receiver has edge wear around the loading slot and finish wear on the right side. Some surface pitting is also present from previous rust. Rear barrel band finish is very worn and half of it is in the white. Front barrel band has dark bluing. Bluing on the exposed barrel is worn along the top. Trigger plate has finish wear present and light surface pitting. Trigger guard has edge wear. Finish on the magazine base is worn, with heavy edge wear, some streaks of finish wear on the bottom, and some light surface pitting on the bottom and sides. No P stamp on receiver. Includes 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.