W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 982xxx
Swiss K31 carbine, produced in 1952, in very good with 85% (actual 87%) original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture exhibits fair handling wear overall. On the right side there is wear around the butt, with a few surface gouges and one larger gouge at the heel. There are some scattered light to fair pressure marks on the forearm. On the left side of the stock there is a thin surface gouge on the comb in front of the heel. Various handling marks and pressure marks throughout the main body and forearm of the stock. On the underside of the stock there are various small nicks and handling wear along the toe. There are a couple of small but deep gouges on the left side of the stock next to the magazine. Handguard has various pressure marks throughout, with heavier pressure marks in between the two barrel bands on the left side.
Receiver has good bluing with light finish wear. Light edge wear around the loading slot. Light finish wear on the left side of the receiver at the rear. Rear barrel band has light patina and light to fair finish wear on the top and right side. Heavier finish wear on the bottom at the mounting screw. Front barrel band has light finish wear overall with finish wear on the left side at the hinge, across the top side, on the right side at the mounting screw, and edge wear on the bayonet lug. Exposed area of the barrel has mild finish wear, and edge wear on the front sight. Trigger plate has good bluing. Trigger guard and magazine base have light edge wear.
No P stamp on receiver. Soldier's tag found under butt plate.
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.