W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 897xxx
This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1947, is in very good condition with 90% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial number. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine non-matching serial number. Bore has lightly worn rifling. Furniture overall is very clean with few handling marks, but there are a small number of small gouges in the stock; there are two gouges at the comb and one on the underside of the stock by the trigger plate. Receiver bluing is dark with light edge wear around the loading slot and a few small surface marks. Rear barrel band has finish wear on the bottom at the screw. Finish on front barrel band is worn. Trigger plate has some finish wear around the magazine. Trigger guard has edge wear. Magazine finish is dark. No P stamp on receiver. 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.