W+F Bern Swiss K31 w/ Diopter Sights - sn 696xxx
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1942, in very good condition with 93% finish. 4/5 Bore (bright bore, sharp rifling, small spot of pitting at the beginning of the rifling). 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Diopter sights are installed. Rear sight is mounted on a W+F Bern K-type mount and has a dial with six selectable apertures. Front sight is a globe sight.
Furniture has been sanded, refinished, and a new clear coat had been applied by the previous owner. Some of the stain on the edges has been worn away, possibly due to age and handling, or due to poor initial application. Due to the refinishing, there are few notable blemishes. On the right side of the stock, there are a series of small, very light marks before the rear barrel band. On the left side of the stock, there are some very light pressure marks at the grip. On the underside of the stock there is a very small, light gouge before the rear barrel band. Before the front band is some residue, likely from two Schützenfest participation stickers. There are a few scattered very light pressure marks on the handguard.
Receiver finish is very dark and solid. Light edge wear around the loading slot. Rear barrel band has very light finish wear overall, with most of the wear present on the underside at the mounting screw. Front barrel band has light finish wear, with a mark on the top side and light edge wear on the left and right sides and on the bayonet lug. Magazine plate has few blemishes. Trigger guard has light edge wear. Magazine has light finish wear and light edge wear around the base.
Receiver is P stamped.
Includes leather sling.
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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.