Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1937, in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Refurbished bolt matching serial numbers. Furniture is very clean, with only a couple gouges and a limited amount of pressure marks present. On the right side of the stock, there is a gouge below the comb, and a gouge below and to the right of the finger groove. There are also a couple of small superficial scrapes on the underside of the stock, near the gouge located near the right side finger groove. On the left side of the stock is a pressure mark found on the left side of the finger groove and a pressure mark on the grip. There is an armory repair at the toe of the stock in the form of a splice. A wood stain has also been applied to the furniture. Receiver has a slightly discolored finish, with finish wear behind the barrel step, edge wear around the loading slot, and some light finish wear to the left of the loading slot. Rear barrel band has good bluing, with finish wear on the left side at the sling mount and on the underside at the mounting screw. Front barrel band has light finish wear on the left side at the hinge, right side at the mounting screw, and edge wear on the bottom at the bayonet lug. Trigger guard has light finish wear. Trigger guard has edge wear. Magazine base has a mark of finish wear across the serial number as well as some edge wear. Magazine matching serial number. Receiver is P stamped. Includes muzzle cover.
Includes 1914 Pioneer Sawback bayonet with matching serial number. Bayonet includes steel scabbard with leather frog. While the 1918 bayonet was typically issued with the K31, the 1914 Pioneer bayonet was issued to select troops, including engineers, transportation, and artillery drivers.
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.