W+F Bern Swiss ZFK 55 Sniper Carbine - sn 2xxx
Rare Swiss ZFK 55 sniper carbine (Zielfernrohr-Karabiner 55 or Mousqueton à Lunette 55) is a purpose-built marksman's rifle. One of 3,030 produced in the second year of military manufacturing in 1958 (approximately 4,000 overall). Very good condition with 80% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial number. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Optic matching serial number.
Furniture is original issue, not a later replacement, with a manufacturing date stamp of January 1957 noted behind the butt plate. Stock does exhibit wear consistent with military use. On the right side of the stock there is finish wear at the heel and at the toe. There is a flat spot on the bottom right side of the grip. Finger groove has a couple of pressure marks around the edge. Scratches at the woodline below the rear sight. Triangular-shaped pressure mark on the forearm near the barrel band. Left side of the stock has some wear in the wood finish above the finger groove. There is an area of gouging on the forearm, extending to the handguard. On the underside of the stock there is wear at the toe and small surface marks.
Receiver overall has mild finish wear and some scratches in the finish on the top side. Edge wear on the right side. Bluing on the KERN AARAU optic is thinning. Mild finish wear on part of the barrel. Muzzle device has patina. Edge wear on the bipod. Trigger plate has good bluing with a few light marks. Light edge wear on the trigger guard. Magazine has very dark bluing with minor edge wear.
KERN AARAU optic includes matching serial number storage case. Case has been repainted.
Includes Swiss military armorer's manual (Anleitung für den Waffenmechaniker) for Der Zielfernrohrkarabiner 55, edition of 1 December 1967.
Includes leather sling.
C&R Eligible. Discreet import engraving. See our How To Order page for ordering instructions.
The Swiss ZFK55 (Zielfernrohr-Karabiner 55 or Mousqueton à Lunette 55) is a purpose-built marksman rifle. An estimated 4,150 rifles were produced. While it is also known as the ZFK31/55 and modeled after the K31, it shares very few components with the Swiss K31 rifle. Its barrel is heavier than that of the K31. The receiver is canted to the right which leaves the magazine and bolt off-set and allows for the use of a standard K31 charger without interfering with the scope. The KERN 3.5x telescoping sight has a quick detach mount that securely attaches directly to the rifle's receiver.