W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 824xx1
This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1944, in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Refurbished bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Furniture has expected handling marks, including pressure marks throughout. The butt of the stock has heavy finish wear, which is consistent with military service and drilling. There is also finish wear on the left side of the stock in front of the rear sling mount where the button on the sling would have rubbed. There are many pressure marks found on the heel and toe of the stock. Gouge on the underside of the stock, rear of the front barrel band. Handguard has tiger striping pattern. Handguard is chipped underneath the front barrel band. Receiver has finish wear around the loading slot as well as at the rear left side. Rear barrel band has finish wear on the underside at the mounting screw as well as expected wear on the sling loop. Front barrel band has some small marks of finish wear at the left side hinge, on the right side at the mounting screw, and edge wear on the bayonet lug. Trigger plate has minor finish wear on the left side and near the magazine catch. Trigger guard has edge wear. Bluing on the magazine base thins toward the front and has edge wear. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. Includes muzzle cover. 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.