W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 986xx1
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1952, in very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture is worn with various mild to moderate pressure marks and a number of gouges. The finish is worn around the butt. On the right side of the stock there is a round void where a Shutzenfest sticker may have been affixed. There are small surface gouges at the heel. There is a moderate pressure mark at the grip and on the bottom edge of the finger groove. Various small gouges and pressure marks found on the forearm between the finger groove and the rear barrel band. On the left side of the stock there are numerous marks in the mid-section, in between the grip and the start of the finger groove, including moderate pressure marks and gouges. There is heavy wear on the underside of the stick, with gouging at the toe. The handguard has scattered light to fair pressure marks and a small number of light surface gouges.
Receiver bluing is very good, with light edge wear around the loading slot. The left side of the receiver has mild finish wear at the rear. Light edge wear on the right side of the receiver. Rear barrel band has mild finish wear on all sides. Front barrel band has light finish wear on the left side at the hinge, very light finish wear on the top, finish wear on the right side at the mounting screw, and edge wear on the bayonet lug. There is moderate finish wear on the exposed area of the barrel and light edge wear on the front sight. Trigger plate has good bluing with a few marks in the finish. Mild finish wear on the trigger guard. Magazine has very good bluing with light edge wear.
Receiver is P stamped. 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.