This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1947, is in very good condition with 93% bluing. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Handguard has a competition participation sticker from "Aarg. Kantonalschützenfest Brugg" dated 24-27 June and 1-4 July 1988. Furniture is extremely clean with few handling marks. It does not appear to have been sanded down as both finger grooves are still sharp and the Swiss acceptance mark on the right side of the stock is well defined. The finish is very glossy and seems to be a protective coating applied by the previous owner. Overall bluing is very dark with few blemishes and is possible it may be refurbished. Receiver finish is very dark with light finish wear. Very light edge wear on the trigger guard. Light edge wear on the front and rear sights. Receiver is P stamped. Includes muzzle cover and sling; sling is directly threaded through rear sling mount. 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.