W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 835xxx
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1944, 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 has numerous small pressure marks throughout, with a number of small gouges. The butt of the stock is discolored and the finish is worn, typical of military service. There are many pressure marks on the handguard and stock in between the two barrel bands. There are three heavy pressure marks on the left side of the stock below the receiver and rear sight at the wood line, and some heavy pressure marks to the right of the rear sling mount's top screw, below the comb. The right side of the stock has a series of heavy pressure marks at the comb and near the base of the handguard. On the underside of the stock, there are several scratches and heavy pressure marks on the toe and a few small gouges past the trigger plate.
Receiver bluing is lightly worn, with a small amount of edge wear at the loading slot, and heavier finish wear on the rear left corner. Rear barrel band has dark bluing with light finish wear on the underside 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 light edge wear on the bayonet lug. Trigger plate has mostly complete, dark bluing. Trigger guard has edge wear. Magazine bluing is lightly thinning on the bottom, with edge wear on the left side and light edge wear on the right side. Receiver has a lightly struck P stamp above the Swiss shield. 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.