W+F Bern Swiss K31 w/ Diopter Sights - sn 566xxx
Swiss K31, produced in 1937, in very good condition with 85% original finish. 4/5 Bore (lightly worn rifling). 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture exhibits moderate handling wear with pressure marks throughout. The right side of the stock has pressure marks throughout the butt and grip area. There are several pressure marks above the finger groove and a gouge at the wood line in between the stock and handguard before the rear barrel band. On the left side of the stock there are multiple light to moderate pressure marks at the butt. The stock is chipped at the woodline below the receiver's serial number. There are gouges found scattered throughout the underside of the stock. The pistol grip has a severe pressure mark on the bottom right side, and there is a second severe pressure mark on the bottom left side of the stock, next to the rear barrel band spring. The handguard has pressure marks throughout, as well as three gouges on the right side.
Receiver bluing is fairly dark with mild finish wear. Edge wear noted around the loading slot and on the right side of the receiver. Rear barrel band has dark bluing with light scratches and light finish wear. Front barrel band has dark bluing with light edge wear on the left side at the hinge, on the right side at the mounting screw, and on the bottom at the bayonet lug. Light finish wear on the trigger plate. Edge wear on the trigger guard. Mild finish wear on the magazine base.
Diopter sights are installed. Rear sight has an adjustable aperture sight on a WF Bern K-type mount and front sight is a globe sight.
Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate.
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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.