W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 884xx1
This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1947, is in very 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. Bright bore with lightly worn rifling. Furniture has heavy wear with discolored wood and many heavy handling marks and multiple gouges throughout. There is heavy wear at the butt of the stock, particularly on the right side, which is consistent with military service and drilling. An Edelweiss flower has been carved into the underside of the stock at the toe. There are a few gouges on the left side of the stock in between the comb of the stock up to the area below the receiver. There is a gouge on the right side of the stock in front of the rear barrel band. Receiver has fairly dark bluing, with edge wear around the loading slot and heavier finish wear on the left side at the rear. Both barrel bands have very worn bluing. Rear barrel band's finish is particularly worn on the right side. The stacking lug on the front barrel band is slightly bent to the left. Trigger plate has fairly dark bluing. Trigger guard has edge wear. Finish on magazine base lightens toward the front, with edge wear on the left and right sides. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. 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.