W+F Bern Swiss K31 w/ Diopter Sights - sn 720xxx
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1942, in very good condition with 85% original finish. 3/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Lightly dull bore with lightly worn rifling and light pitting throughout. Stock has a tiger stripe pattern throughout. Furniture has mostly light handling marks but there are some gouges present. On the left side of the stock there are a couple of pressure marks at the grip. On the right side of the stock, there are three heavy pressure marks below the bolt release lever, a dent at the wood line below the rear sight, and two gouges below the base of the handguard. The handguard has some old gouges on the left side near the front barrel band. The wood finish is worn at the toe of the stock. On the underside of the stock near the front sight is a worn decal.
The bluing on the receiver has edge wear around the loading slot and the bluing thins and is worn on the left side at the rear. The rear barrel band has finish wear on the top and right sides, as well as on the underside at the mounting screw. The front barrel band has dark bluing with a couple marks in the finish on the right side at the mounting screw. Trigger plate has finish wear around the front screw. Trigger guard bluing is worn and has edge wear. Bluing on the magazine base is fairly dark but has heavy edge wear on the left and right side.
Includes W+F Bern diopter sights installed.
Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. 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.