W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 940xxx
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1950, in very good condition with 80% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 2/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Furniture is very clean with only a few small pressure marks present; there are two small dents on the left side of the stock below the receiver and a small pressure mark below the rear sling mount; on the right side of the stock there is a heavy pressure mark below the comb and two more in between the stock and handguard to the left of the rear barrel band. The underside of the stock has several small pressure marks located on and around the pistol grip. On the handguard, there is a pressure mark perpendicular to the base and one more pressure mark to the rear of the rear barrel band. There is evidence that the furniture has been lightly sanded and refinished. However, the stock has been graded a 2/5 due to the presence of an unrepaired crack found at the butt of the stock. The crack is located near the toe at the butt and is difficult to see, but is visible if you remove the metal butt plate. This crack is unlikely to preclude the ability to fire this K31 in its current condition, however a repair is recommended.
The receiver has many scratches and wear to the finish on the top side, with the heaviest wear visible on the rear left side, and edge wear on the right side. The rear barrel band has several marks in the bluing on the top and right sides, and finish wear on the underside at the mo unting screw. Front barrel band has heavy bluing wear on the left side at the hinge, light marks on the top, wear on the right side at the mounting screw, and finish wear on the bayonet lug. Trigger plate has dark bluing. Trigger guard has dark bluing with moderate edge wear. Bluing on the base of the magazine is thinning with heavy edge wear on the left and right sides and finish wear above the serial number. Receiver is P58 stamped on the receiver tang.
Includes muzzle cover and leather 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.