W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 837xxx
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1944, in good condition with 80% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture has many pressure marks throughout, ranging from mild to heavy in severity, as well as some gouges. Wear in the finish around the butt, typical with military use; finish wear is predominantly on the left side. The left side of the stock has various pressure marks around and below the comb as well as on the grip. The right side of the stock has a patch of multiple light pressure marks just rear of the grip. Mild pressure marks on the right edge of the finger groove. Many scratches and pressure marks along the side of the fore-arm, including some heavy pressure marks just in front of the rear barrel band that extend to the handguard. On the underside of the stock, there are many pressure marks, a gouge, and a small mark of white paint transfer along the toe. The pressure marks on the right side of the stock at the fore-arm extend to the underside, along with a few light gouges.
The handguard has multiple pressure marks along the top and right sides. There is an area of red resin before the front barrel band. Heavy pressure mark on the left side of the handguard near the base. Scratch in the wood on the left side in front of the rear barrel band.
Receiver bluing has an even, light wear. Light edge wear around the loading slot.
Rear barrel band has heavy patina throughout. Front barrel band has light edge wear on the hinge, a few spots of finish wear on the top side, edge wear on the right side at the mounting screw, and minor edge wear on the bayonet lug. Trigger plate has light finish wear around the magazine well. Trigger guard has light edge wear. Magazine has good bluing.
Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
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.