Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1952, in very good condition with 80% original finish. 4/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Bright bore with slightly worn rifling. Furniture has few pressure marks but does exhibit some finish wear and some dark spots. There are a few pressure marks on the left side of the stock below the comb, in front of the rear sling mount. There is a pressure mark on the right side of the furniture in between the two barrel bands and runs on both the stock and handguard. A few small white marks are found scattered on the stock. Wood finish is worn at the butt of the stock and on the underside at the toe. Handguard has a few faint marks around the rear barrel band.
Receiver has finish wear on the rear left side. Surface pitting on the top and right sides of the receiver. Both barrel bands have light pitting. Rear barrel band has finish wear on the underside at the mounting screw. Front barrel band has minor edge wear on the bayonet lug. Light finish wear on the exposed area of the barrel and on the front sight ears. Trigger plate has good bluing. Light edge wear and surface pitting on the trigger guard. Magazine base has good bluing and has surface pitting.
Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under butt plate.
Includes matching serial number 1914 Pioneer Sawback Bayonet with steel scabbard and leather frog. Bluing on the scabbard is worn.
Includes muzzle cover and leather sling.
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.