W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 970xxx
Swiss K31 carbine, produced in 1951, in very good condition with 95% finish (refurbished). 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture is a very bright blonde beech, which causes the overall light handling wear to stand out. On the right side of the stock there is a small scratch near the finger groove and a scratch in between the stock and handguard. On the left side of the stock there is light wear along the woodline below the receiver. The underside of the stock has the typical wear along the toe, along with two small gouges. There is also a small gouge on the left side of the forearm. The handguard has light pressure marks along the top side, and a gouge on the left side near the woodline.
Receiver has very dark bluing and appears to have been refurbished. Minor edge wear around the loading slot. Light finish wear on the left side at the rear. Both barrel bands have dark bluing with light finish wear and light patina. The rear barrel band has wear on the underside at the mounting screw. The front barrel band has light finish wear on the left side at the hinge, along the top side, on the right side at the mounting screw, and minor edge wear on the underside at the bayonet lug. Trigger plate, trigger guard, and magazine have excellent bluing
Receiver is P stamped.
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.