W+F Bern Swiss K31 w/ Diopter Sights - sn 843xxx
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1945, in very good condition with 85% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Furniture overall is in very good condition. There seems to be some sort of non-original clear coating applied to the wood and there is some slight discoloration. On the right side of the stock there is some wear at the edge of the woodline below the rear sight. There is also a small gouge in between the stock and handguard between the two barrel bands. There is nothing notable on the left side of the stock beyond some light handling wear. There are a few small marks on the underside of the stock at the toe. Handguard has a small surface mark on the right side at the base.
Receiver has light finish wear on the top side. Edge wear around the loading slot. Light finish wear toward the rear of the receiver on the left side. Light to mild edge wear on the right side of the receiver. Heavy finish wear on the band at the base of the handguard, in front of the rear sight. Very dark bluing on the rear barrel band with minimal finish wear. Front barrel band has edge wear on the left side at the hinge, right side at the the mounting screw, and on the underside at the bayonet lug. Mild finish wear on the exposed barrel. Good finish on the trigger plate, with a small mark near the magazine catch. light finish wear on the trigger guard. Mild finish wear on the magazine base.
Diopter sights are installed. Rear sight is a fixed diopter installed on a W+F BERN K-type mount and front sight is a globe sight.
Receiver is P stamped.
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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.