W+F Bern Swiss K31 w/ Diopter Sights - sn 841xx8
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1945, in very good condition with 85% finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. A new top coat was applied to the furniture by the previous owner. There are some gouges and pressure marks present in the stock. On the left side of the stock, there is a light gouge/scratch at about the midpoint of the finger groove, a gouge to the left of the receiver's serial number, and a vertical pressure mark just forward of the grip. On the right side of the stock, there is a pressure mark on the top left of the finger groove. At the butt of the stock there is dark discoloration, particularly on the left side, and wear at the toe, which is typical with the K31. The handguard only has a few light pressure marks present.
Receiver bluing is very lightly worn on the top and left side. Both barrel bands have very dark bluing with little finish wear. The front barrel band has very light edge wear on the left side at the hinge and on the bayonet lug. The exposed area of the barrel has mild finish wear. The trigger plate has dark bluing with a small mark of finish wear at the magazine catch and a small mark of edge wear at the mag well. The trigger guard has light edge wear. Magazine has dark bluing with light edge wear. Receiver is P stamped.
W+F Bern diopter sights installed. Rear sight is a fixed aperture. Front sight is a globe 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.