W+F Bern Swiss K31 w/ Diopter Sights - sn 922xx1
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1949, in very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Furniture has been sanded and refinished and now exhibits little to no handling wear. Good, evenly applied clear coat on furniture.
Receiver has edge wear around the loading slot and edge wear at the high area which continues toward the rear left side. Rear barrel band has heavy finish wear and patina. Front barrel band has fairly dark bluing, with light edge wear on the left side at the hinge, areas of wear on the top side, wear on the right side at the mounting screw, and edge wear on the bayonet lug. Front sight base has finish wear. Trigger plate has dark bluing with a mark near the magazine catch. Trigger guard has moderate edge wear. Bluing on the magazine base is good with edge wear on the left and right sides. Receiver is P stamped.
W+F BERN Diopter Sight set installed. The rear sight has a fixed aperture with a globe front sight. Includes leather sling. Soldier's tag found under the butt plate.
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.