This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1942, is in very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Full set of W+F Bern diopter sights are installed, including the iris in the rear diopter mount. Stock has a few light pressure marks scattered throughout. Heavier marks found at the toe of the stock, consistent with military service and drilling. Handguard has a tiger stripe pattern with few handling marks. There is old adhesive on the base of the handguard; the sticker previously located here has fallen off, which reads "Montreux 1981" "Armurier: Denis Brouze" "Villeneuve". On the bottom of the stock, rear of the rear barrel band, there is a coloration in the wood with some illegible text. Bluing on receiver is very good with light edge wear around the loading slot. Rear barrel band has heavy finish wear. Front barrel band has good, dark bluing. Trigger plate has dark bluing with little wear. Trigger guard has dark bluing with edge wear. Magazine has dark bluing with little edge wear. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. Includes leather 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.