W+F Bern Swiss K31 w/ Diopter Sights - sn 698xx2
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1942, in very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Furniture has light handling wear, with a small amount of light pressure marks present and a few moderate pressure marks. The left side of the stock has a series of moderate pressure marks below the serial number on the receiver, and a pressure mark on the grip.
The receiver has excellent bluing with very limited wear. The rear barrel band has heavy patina on the top and right side, and finish wear on the underside at the mounting screw. Front barrel band has light finish wear on the top side, left side at the hinge, right side at the mounting screw, and there is edge wear on the bayonet lug. Trigger plate has dark bluing with a few small marks in the finish. Trigger guard has light edge wear. Bluing on the magazine is dark, with light edge wear on the left and right sides and a small mark on the top. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. Includes leather sling.
Includes W+F BERN diopter sight set installed on the rear of the receiver and over the front sight.
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.