W+F Bern Swiss K31 w/ Diopter Sights - sn 886xxx
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1947, in very good condition with 90% finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number.
Diopter sights are installed. Rear sight is an adjustable aperture sight installed on a W+F BERN K-type mount. Front sight is a globe sight.
Furniture overall is in very good to excellent condition. There is evidence that the stock has been sanded and refinished as the Swiss military acceptance stamp on the right side of the stock is very shallow. On the right side of the stock there are some light visual blemishes at the butt. Forward of the finger groove there are a couple of light marks. There is a small nick in the handguard on the right side, adjacent to the rear barrel band.
Receiver has good bluing. Light edge wear around the loading slot and light finish wear on the top side in front of the loading slot. There is some scratching in the finish on the left side and light finish wear on the left side toward the rear. Light edge wear on the right side. Some sort of coating appears to have been brushed onto the barrel bands. Rear barrel band has a very dark finish with little finish wear present. Front barrel band also has a very dark finish, with light edge wear on the left side at the hinge, on the right side at the mounting screw, and minor wear on the bayonet lug. The trigger plate and trigger guard also seem to have the same coating brushed onto it, and this coating is flaking off in areas. Edge wear on the trigger guard. Light edge wear around the magazine base.
Receiver is P stamped.
Diopter sights include a plastic protective cover for the rear sight and a leather cover for the front sight.
Includes leather sling.
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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.