This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1949, is in excellent condition with 95% finish (refurbished). 4/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bore is shiny with lightly worn rifling. Furniture has very few handling marks and is a bright blonde color. There is evidence that the stock may have been partially refinished as the edges of the finger grooves are rounded, however the Swiss military acceptance stamp on the right side of the stock is sharp and well defined. Overall bluing has been refinished. Receiver finish is very dark and consistent with little finish wear. Both barrel bands have very dark bluing with little wear; there is a little bit of yellow paint on the front barrel band on the right side. Trigger plate, trigger guard, and magazine all have very dark bluing with no finish wear evident. Patina on the safety ring. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. 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.