W+F Bern Swiss K31 w/ Diopter Sights - sn 580xx3
This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1938, is in very good condition with 92% bluing. 4/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Bore is lightly dull but still has a shine to it. Rifling is sharp. Furniture has been refinished and has a heavy clear coat. It has seen extensive participation in shooting events over the years, as noted by the multiple stickers on the handguard, and as such, the furniture does have various pressure marks throughout. There is residual adhesive on the left side of the stock, below the receiver's serial number, with the name "MARTIN KASER" visible in the voids. There is also a remnant of another sticker on the right side of the stock, below the comb. A circled number 2 is stamped on the left side of the stock, in front of the rear sling loop. Receiver has a dark bluing with some small surface scratches. "53/54" is written on the right side of the rear sight. Both barrel bands also have a dark bluing. Trigger plate has dark bluing, with some finish wear at the rear of the magazine and next to the magazine release. Trigger guard has light edge wear. Magazine bluing is dark. The standard metal butt pad has been replaced with a rubber extended butt pad. "Includes muzzle cover and non-military woven leather sling.
Rifle includes a complete diopter sight set. The rear diopter sight, in addition to having an adjustable iris, also has the ability to change between several colored filters
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.