W+F Bern Swiss K31 w/ Diopter Sights - sn 701xxx
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1949, in very good condition with 93% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Dull bore with sharp rifling. Furniture is clean with a few sporadic pressure marks. Very well defined tiger stripe pattern throughout the length of the stock. Dulled wood finish on the left side of the stock below the receiver where the rifle would have rested against the soldier's back while slung. On the left side of the stock, there are two deep pressure marks just forward of the grip and a couple of pressure marks below the comb. On the right side of the stock there is the usual wear near the butt, a few pressure marks below the comb and on the grip, light pressure marks around the right side finger groove, and a few marks at the wood line below the handguard, before the rear barrel band. On the underside of the stock there are several marks in the toe, which is typical with these rifles. The handguard has several pressure marks around the rear barrel band.
Receiver has very dark bluing, with several surface scratches just in front and to the right of the loading slot. Rear barrel band has dark bluing with some marks on the right side and wear on the underside at the mounting screw. Front barrel band also has dark bluing, with wear on the right side at the mounting screw and edge wear on the underside at the bayonet lug. Trigger plate is dark bluing with a few light spots of bluing wear. Trigger guard has light edge wear. Magazine has light edge wear on the right side and a small mark on the underside. Receiver is P stamped.
W+F BERN diopter sights are installed. Rear diopter has an adjustable aperture. Front sight is a globe sight. Also includes original W+F BERN leather covers for both the front and rear diopter sights. With leather rifle 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.