W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 854xxx
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1945, in good condition with 85% finish. 2/5 Bore (dull bore, worn rifling, light to mild pitting at the beginning of the rifling). 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt has refurbished bolt with matching electro-pencil serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Right side of the stock has several small, light gouges and pressure marks at the forearm between the end of the finger groove to the rear barrel band. Left side of the stock has heavy finish wear and handling wear along the left side of the comb and the butt, running from the heel to the toe. There are a couple of light to mild pressure marks at the top of the grip, above the magazine and trigger area. Long surface gouge below the bottom right side of the finger groove. Heavy gouging on the underside of the stock at the forearm, before the rear barrel band. Handguard has a few light scrapes and pressure marks.
Receiver finish is solid. Light edge wear around the loading slot and light finish wear on the rear left side of the receiver. Rear barrel band has light finish wear and heavy patina. Front barrel band has dark bluing and may be refurbished. Light edge wear around the front sight. Magazine plate finish is dark with a small mark near the magazine catch. Trigger guard has light to mild edge wear and light pitting on the underside. Magazine has very light finish wear as well as several small impact marks.
Receiver is P stamped. "51" stamped on the tang, indicating armory refurbishment in 1951.
Includes muzzle cover.
C&R Eligible. Discreet import engraving. See our How To Order page for ordering instructions.
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.