W+F Bern Swiss K31 w/ Diopter Sights - sn 811xxx
This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1944, is in very good condition with 90% finish. 4/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Refurbished bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Full set of W+F Bern diopter sights are installed, including an adjustable iris in the rear diopter mount. Bore is lightly dull and rifling is lightly worn. Very little handling wear present in the furniture. Stock has been refinished at some point; while the left side finger groove appears fairly sharp, the right side finger groove has rounded edges. There is also a splice repair found at the toe of the stock. Receiver has dark bluing, with some light pitting from previous surface frost. The bluing is over this light pitting, which suggests that the bluing has been refurbished. Trigger guard has edge wear. Some finish wear is present on part of the magazine base. The previous owner's information is found underneath the butt plate, similar to a soldier's tag but it is not a soldier's tag. 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.