W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 808xxx
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1945, in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Finish on the stock is heavily worn in some areas, particularly at the butt. Several gouges in the stock: on the left side of the stock, there is a gouge found below and to the left of the rear sling mount, above the toe, there is a gouge on the underside, rear of the pistol grip, and there is a gouge on the underside of the stock, at the forend behind the rear barrel band; On the right side of the stock there is a gouge on the pistol grip, and two gouges on the forend behind the rear barrel band. Receiver has edge wear around the loading slot as well as finish wear across the left side. Rear barrel band has heavy finish wear and is approaching white on the right side and on the bottom at the mounting screw. 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 bayonet lug. Finish wear on the front sight and the exposed area of the barrel. Trigger plate has some finish wear on the top right corner of the magazine well and a line next to the magazine catch. Trigger guard has heavy edge wear. Bluing on the magazine base is well worn and is nearly completely in the white. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. 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.