W+F Bern Swiss K31 w/ Matching Bayonet - sn 896xxx
Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1947, in very good condition with 93% finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Furniture is fairly clean but there are a few gouges present in the stock and a few scratches found near the butt. On the left side of the stock, a gouge is found to the right and below the left side finger groove, and a small nick below the finger groove, and there is a light gouge rear of the grip. On the right side of the stock is a heavy gouge near the butt, There is heavy discoloration at the butt of the stock. One of the two butt plate screws spins freely. There is a rough area from surface gouging/wear on the right side of the handguard, near the base. The stock has the number "8" in a circle stamped where the Swiss military acceptance stamp is normally found. Dark bluing on receiver, with light edge wear around the loading slot and light finish wear on the rear left side. Receiver tang is stamped with "LU" indicating the K31 was armory refurbished at the Lucerne arsenal. Both barrel bands have dark bluing. Rear barrel band has finish wear on the underside at the mounting screw. Little bluing remaining on the rear barrel band spring. Trigger plate bluing is complete. Trigger guard with dark bluing and minor edge wear. Magazine also has good bluing with limited wear. Includes leather sling.
Includes model 1918 bayonet with matching serial number. Bayonet was manufactured by Waffenfabrik Neuhausen. Bayonet includes scabbard with leather frog.
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.