W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 792xxx
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1944, in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Furniture is fairly clean with a good shine in the finish, but there are some heavy pressure marks scattered throughout the stock. The handguard has very little handling marks; the only notable mark is on the left side near the front barrel band. There are a few small heavy pressure marks on the left side of the stock below the receiver and a couple of small heavy pressure marks below the comb. The right side of the stock has a few heavy pressure marks below the comb, a mark to the right of the finger groove, and a mark about midway between the end of the finger groove and the rear barrel band. On the underside of the stock, there is a line-shaped dent at the toe, a small gouge to the left of the trigger plate, and a gouge forward of the trigger plate.
Receiver has dark bluing, with edge wear around the loading slot and finish wear on the left side. Rear barrel band bluing is very worn and nearly in the white. Front barrel band has finish wear on the left side at the hinge, on the right side at the mounting screw, and edge wear on the bottom at the bayonet lug. Bluing wear on the top of the exposed barrel in front of the furniture and on the front sight. Trigger plate has a slight mottled appearance and some light finish wear. Trigger guard also has some mottling as well as edge wear. Bluing on the magazine base is heavily worn on the left, right, and top sides with some spotting. P stamped receiver. 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.