W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 826xxx
This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1944, is in very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Furniture is very clean with light handling marks present. Furniture does not present as refinished as the finger grooves on both sides of the stock have sharp edges and the Swiss acceptance cartouche on the right side of the stock is still plainly visible. There are several pressure marks present on the right side of the stock at the top of the grip. The butt of the stock has some light discoloring. Receiver finish is dark, with light edge wear around the loading slot. Rear barrel band bluing is dark, with typical finish wear on the bottom mounting screw. Front barrel band also has dark bluing, with some light surface scratches, and light finish wear on the left side at the hinge, right side at the mounting screw, and edge wear on the forward area of the bayonet lug. Front sight has moderate finish wear on the left and right sides at the barrel. Trigger plate has dark bluing, with a mark of finish wear next to the magazine latch. Trigger guard has edge wear. Magazine base is dark with some light edge wear on the sides. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. Includes muzzle cover and 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.