W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 751xx6
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1943, in good condition with 75% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt is a refurbishment issue with matching electro-pencil serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture has numerous light to mild pressure marks throughout. On the right side of the stock are several light gouges, many light to mild pressure marks and some scrapes from the butt to the top of the grip. There is also some text in French scratched into the wood from the Swiss military stamp to the start of the grip that roughly translates to "memento of school recruits". Pair of heavy pressure marks in front of the rear barrel band. Left side of the stock has a gouge below the woodline near the receiver's serial number. A pair of small, light gouges found above and to the right of the finger groove. Heavy handling wear on the underside of the stock at the toe, along with some light gouging, and a few light gouges on the forearm. Moderate gouge on the top of the stock to the right of the receiver tang. Handguard has numerous light pressure marks along the top side. Mild to moderate pressure mark on the right side of the handguard in front of the rear barrel band. There is a scratch on the left side of the handguard in between the ferrule and the rear barrel band.
Receiver has moderate to heavy finish wear overall. Rear barrel band has heavy finish wear. Front barrel band has light to mild finish wear. Mild to fair finish wear on the exposed barrel and on the front sight. Magazine plate has light finish wear. Trigger guard has light edge wear and an area of light to mild finish wear on the underside. Magazine has light finish wear.
Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate.
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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.