W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 795xxx
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1944, in very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt is a refurbished replacement and has an electropencil serial number matching the receiver. Magazine matching serial number. A tiger stripe pattern is visible around the middle of the stock. Furniture has many pressure marks found throughout. Notably, on the left side of the stock are a couple of moderate pressure marks below the receiver, and a series of vertical to slanted pressure marks spanning from the grip to the comb, above the rear sling mount. On the right side of the stock there is a cluster of heavy pressure marks below the rear sight. The receiver has edge wear around the loading slot, light finish wear toward the rear left side of the receiver, and edge wear on the right side. Rear barrel band has bluing wear all around, with heavier bluing wear on the underside at the mounting screw. Front barrel band's bluing is dark. Trigger plate has some light marks of finish wear around the magazine well and at the magazine catch. Trigger guard has edge wear. Bluing on the magazine base is thinning lightly and has edge wear. 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.