W+F Bern Swiss K31 w/ Diopter Sights - sn 615xxx
This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1940, is in very good condition with 91% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Diopter sights are installed. Part of the knob on the diopter sight installation screw has chipped off. Receiver finish is very dark. Barrel bands have good bluing remaining, with some wear present on the rear barrel band and dark patina on both bands. Trigger plate, trigger guard, and magazine have very dark bluing, with very light edge wear on the trigger guard. Light tiger striping pattern in stock. Furniture has several pressure marks and small gouges scattered throughout. "56" stamped on the tang. Receiver is P stamped. Includes muzzle cover and 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.