This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1941, is in very good condition with 85% finish. 4/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Matching serial number model 1918 bayonet is included, with scabbard and leather frog. Barrel has good rifling but the bore is very lightly dull. Stock has heavy finish wear at the butt, as well as many heavy pressure marks and gouges on the right side of the stock, which is consistent with military service and drills. Receiver bluing is very dark but does fade and show heavy wear toward the rear. Both barrel bands have good bluing as well but heavy finish wear and patina is present on the right side of the barrel bands. Dark bluing on the trigger plate. Edge wear on the trigger guard and the magazine base. Receiver is P stamped. "54" stamped on the tang, indicating an armory refurbishment in 1954. Includes leather sling. C&R Eligible. Discreet import engraving.
Included matching serial number bayonet has several gouges present in the blade along the edge.
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.