W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 956xxx
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1951, very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Furniture is fairly clean with some small areas of handling wear and finish wear around the butt, but there are a few gouges present on the right side of the stock around the forend. There are a couple of small pressure marks on the grip, and to the left of the rear barrel band is a small, light vertical gouge. In between the front and rear barrel bands is a vertical gouge that runs between the stock and handguard. The left side of the stock has some wear in the finish from the button on the sling rubbing against the stock. There are a couple of small marks in the wood finish at the rear of the comb. The handguard has some small scratches and light pressure marks found in between the front and rear barrel bands.
Receiver has edge wear around the loading slot, finish wear on the left side which grows heavier at the rear, and there is also some light pitting at the rear of the receiver. Rear barrel band has finish wear on the right side and on the underside at the mounting screw. Front barrel band has some light marks in the finish on the top, finish wear on the left side at the hinge, on the right side at the mounting screw, and edge wear around the bayonet lug. Bluing wear on the sides of the front sight and on the top of the wings. Trigger plate has dark bluing with a few spots of finish wear. Trigger guard has heavy edge wear. Bluing on the magazine base is fairly dark with edge wear on the left and right sides. Receiver is P 58 stamped on the tang. Includes 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.