W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 980xx6
This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1952, is in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Furniture is clean with light handling wear and some dark discoloration, particularly at the butt and on the right side of the forend of the stock and handguard. Receiver finish is fairly dark, with light edge wear around the loading slot. Bluing on rear barrel band is heavily worn. Front barrel band has some finish wear on the rear, on the left side at the hinge, and on the stacking arm. There is some pitting present on the exposed area of the barrel and the front sight. Trigger plate and trigger guard have light finish wear, with light edge wear on the trigger guard. Magazine base has some slight discoloration and light edge wear. Receiver is P stamped. 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.