W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 840xxx
This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1945, is in very good condition with 85% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bore is bright with lightly worn rifling. Furniture has some heavy handling marks seen throughout, as well as some dulling in the wood finish. There are various areas of dark discoloration, as well as some heavy dents and small gouges seen throughout, including at the toe of the stock, around the grip, and below the receiver. There is also a heavy dent on the right side of the stock, just rear of the rear barrel band. Receiver finish is lightening, but it is fading fairly evenly. Both barrel bands have very dark bluing, with the rear barrel band showing finish wear on the bottom at the screw, and the front barrel band has light finish wear on the left side at the screw and on the right side at the hinge. Trigger plate has dark bluing, with a mark in the bluing next to the magazine release, and some wear in front of the magazine. Trigger guard has edge wear. Magazine has dark bluing with some edge wear on the bottom. P stamped receiver. 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.