W+F Bern Swiss K31 - sn 999xxx
This Swiss K31 is in excellent condition with 95% original finish. 5/5 Bore, 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard have matching serial numbers. Bolt matches serial number. Magazine matches serial number. Receiver is P stamped. Wood is in excellent condition with long, wavy grain patterns. Includes muzzle cover and leather sling. Discreet import engraving.
This K31 has a very high serial number and was manufactured in 1953, although this is not one of the last K31s to be manufactured as military production continued until 1958. After serial number 999999 was manufactured in 1953, production continued with serial number 215001.
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.