W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 812xxx
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1944, in very good condition with 80% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture has various mild pressure marks found throughout, as well as a small number of small but deep gouges. Heavy handling wear on both sides of the stock from the butt to the midpoint of the stock. On the right side of the stock there is some gouging in front of the finger groove, below the base of the handguard. The left side of the stock has particularly heavy handling wear from the grip to the right edge of the finger groove, including a light but large pressure mark on the left side of the grip. The handguard has various light to fair pressure marks over its entire surface.
Receiver finish is lightly worn throughout. Light to mild edge wear around the loading slot. Mild finish wear on the left side of the receiver toward the rear. Light to mild edge wear on the right side. Rear barrel band has heavy finish wear on the right side and on the underside at the mounting screw. Front barrel band has light finish wear, light edge wear around the bayonet lug, and some light scratches and tool marks. Very light to light edge wear around the front sight. Magazine plate has good bluing with light edge wear on one of the corners of the magazine opening and a light mark next to the magazine catch. Trigger guard has mild edge wear and light finish wear on the underside. Magazine has mild edge wear and light finish wear on the underside. Butt plate has a small area of heavy pitting and heavy tool marks on and around the top butt plate screw.
Receiver is P stamped.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
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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.