This Swiss K31, produced in 1949, is in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Very sharp and shiny bore. Receiver finish has some wear on the left side. Finish on the top of the barrel is worn and approaching white. Front sight's bluing is worn along the edges. Front barrel band's finish is dark with finish wear on the hinge, screw, stacking lug, and bayonet lug. Rear barrel band's finish is very light and almost completely in the white. Edge wear on the trigger guard and magazine. Stock finish is dull at the butt, typical with military service. There is a crack in the stock, on the right side, in front of the bolt release and extends into the opening of the right side finger groove, which runs parallel to the receiver/barrel. Small white mark on the right side of the stock, behind the pistol grip. 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.