W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 757xxx
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1943, in very good condition with 80% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Lightly dull bore with lightly worn rifling. Furniture has mostly light pressure marks throughout, with a few heavier pressure marks and a gouge. Left side of stock has a couple of heavy pressure marks at the grip. Right side of stock has a gouge to the left of the rear barrel band. There are a few heavy pressure marks on the toe of the stock. Receiver has heavy finish wear particularly on the left side. Thinning bluing on the barrel step. Rear barrel band finish is dull with dark patina. Front barrel band has a slight brown discoloration, as well as finish wear on the right side at the mounting screw. Trigger plate has fairly dark bluing with some finish wear at the magazine catch. Trigger guard has worn bluing with heavy edge wear. Bluing on the magazine base is worn, with edge wear and patina. P stamped receiver. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. Includes muzzle cover and 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.