W+F Bern Swiss K31 w/ Diopter Sights - sn 973xx6
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1952, in very good condition with 90% original finish. 3/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine non-matching serial number (non-serialized). Mildly dull bore with worn rifling and light pitting. Furniture mostly has light surface scratches and light to mild pressure marks. There is also a dark coloration at the butt of the stock, typical with military service. The right side of the stock has a heavier pressure mark to the left of the finger groove. Handguard has two competition participation stickers affixed. The larger sticker is from the Switzerland Shooting Festival held in Biere in 2000. Receiver bluing is dark with edge wear around the loading slot. Rear barrel band has some marks and finish wear on the right side as well as heavy finish wear on the underside at the mounting screw. Front barrel band has light edge wear on the left side at the hinge and on the right side at the mounting screw. Trigger plate has dark bluing with light finish wear on the left and right side. Trigger guard has edge wear. Magazine has dark bluing with light edge wear. P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate. Includes leather sling.
A set of W+F BERN diopter sights have been installed at the rear of the receiver and on top of the front 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.