W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 810xxx
This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1944, is in very good condition with 90% finish. 4/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Furniture is very clean with limited handling wear. The right side of the stock has a very interesting wood grain pattern. Receiver finish is very dark, with light edge wear around the loading slot and mild finish wear on the rear left side. Rear barrel band has dark bluing with some patina found on the top side, and finish wear on the underside at the screw. Front barrel band finish is very dark with little wear. Trigger plate has little finish wear. Trigger guard also has dark bluing with edge wear. Magazine base is lightly thinning with some light edge wear. Receiver is P stamped. Tang is stamped with "55" indicating a factory refurbishment in 1955. 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.