This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1943, is in very good condition with 90% finish (refurbished). 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Stock has various handling marks, including many small pressure marks and gouges. Most of these can be found on the right side of the stock around the cheek piece and at the grip. The wood finish is worn in some spots around the toe, the pistol grip, and on the left side below the receiver's serial number where the stock would have made contact with the soldier's back while slung. Handguard is clean with only light handling marks found. The bluing has been refurbished. The receiver has good, deep bluing with light wear. Bluing on both barrel bands are dark as well, with light edge wear. Trigger plate's bluing is dark. Light edge wear on the trigger guard. Dark bluing on the magazine as well, with very light edge wear on the base. There is some patina on the safety ring. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. Includes muzzle cover. 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.