W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 886xxx
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1947, in very good condition with 90% original finish. 3/5 Bore (dull bore, light pitting throughout bore). 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture has been sanded and refinished by the previous owner. The finish on the wood, either some sort of varnish or dried cosmoline, was applied very poorly as it is uneven with heavy runs and particles in the coating. On the right side of the stock, there is a scrape above the finger groove. On the left side of the stock, there is a pressure mark to the right of the upper sling mount screw. Behind the grip at the comb there is a large concave area, possibly from an attempt to sand away one or more gouges. There is a heavy gouge on the underside of the stock at the toe. Handguard has a heavy pressure mark on the top side near the front barrel band.
Receiver has light finish wear on the left side at the rear. Light edge wear on the right side. Rear barrel band has finish wear and is also covered in the same coating that was applied to the furniture. Front barrel band has light finish wear on the top and on the right side at the mounting screw, and light edge wear on the bayonet lug. Light to mild edge wear on the front sight. Magazine plate has a mark next to the magazine catch and some edge wear at the rear screw. Trigger guard has mild edge wear and light finish wear on the underside. Magazine has light finish wear.
Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
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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.