Swiss K31 carbine, produced in 1940, in very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Tiger striping noted in both the stock and handguard. Stock has scattered light pressure marks throughout. Right side of the stock has a few pressure marks located forward of the finger groove, below the handguard, as well as some pressure marks before the front barrel band. Left side of the stock has several pressure marks below the comb, along the grip, and at the woodline below the receiver's serial number. There are multiple thin, light pressure marks located forward of the finger groove. On the underside of the stock there are the typical handling marks along the toe. The top of the handguard has a patch of light gouging near the base and pressure marks before and after the rear barrel band.
Receiver bluing is very dark. Loading slot has light edge wear. There is a small scratch in the bluing to the left of the Swiss shield. Left side of the receiver has finish wear toward the rear. Right side of the receiver has edge wear on the forward edge. Light finish wear on the barrel step.
Rear barrel band has dark bluing with light patina. Front barrel band has dark bluing with light edge wear on the bayonet lug and on the left side at the hinge. Front sight has light edge wear. Trigger plate has dark bluing. Light edge wear on the trigger guard. Magazine bluing overall is dark with edge wear and light pitting on the bottom of the magazine.
Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate.
Includes model 1918 bayonet manufactured by Elsener Schwyz with matching serial number. Bayonet includes scabbard and leather frog. Scabbard has moderate finish wear and there are handling marks on the bayonet's wood grips.
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.