W+F Bern Swiss K31 w/ Diopter Sights - sn 563xxx
This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1937, is in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Complete set of diopter sights are installed, including the adjustable iris on the rear diopter mount. Tiger striping throughout the stock. Bluing on the receiver is lightly worn but is otherwise even. Bluing on both barrel bands are dark. Barrel bluing is heavily worn at the muzzle. Dark bluing on trigger plate, with edge wear on the trigger guard and mild edge wear on the magazine base. Stock has handling wear and finish wear found at the butt and the toe, consistent with military service. Handguard also exhibits some small dents scattered throughout. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. 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.