W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 938xxx
This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1950, is in very good condition with 93% finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. This K31 has been armory refurbished, but there are no armory refurbishment stamps found on the receiver. The furniture is very clean with few handling marks. A large armory repair (splice) is found on the left side of the stock, above the magazine and trigger, forward of the grip. There is a round gouge at the bottom of this repair, above the trigger guard. The left and right finger grooves have a nice sharp edge. The Swiss military acceptance stamp on the right side of the stock is shallow. The K31 has been reblued and the finished surfaces has extremely dark bluing. Both barre bands have a few light marks in the finish, and the front barrel band has a l ittle bit of edge wear on the forward edge of the bayonet lug. There are a couple of scratches in the finish at the rear of the trigger plate as well as on the bottom of the trigger guard. Receiver is P stamped. 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.