W+F Bern Swiss ZFK 55 Sniper Carbine - sn 3xxx
Rare Swiss ZFK 55 sniper carbine (Zielfernrohr-Karabiner 55 or Mousqueton à Lunette 55) is a purpose-built marksman's rifle that was one of 3,030 produced in the second year of military manufacturing in 1958. Very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Optic matching serial number.
Furniture is original production with date stamp indicating production in December 1957. Furniture has light pressure marks found throughout. On the right side of the stock, there is a gouge on the grip at the top of the checkering. There is a heavy gouge above the end of the trigger guard and a gouge below the bolt release lever. On the left side of the stock there is a gouge on the grip. The handguard has a scratch on the top side.
Receiver has light edge wear around the loading slot. There are also some small scattered surface marks in the metal. Light to mild finish wear on the barrel.
Kern Aarau optic has matching serial number case and includes a flat head tool. Optic is clear without any noted cloudiness
Includes an armorer's repair kit which contains:
- 2x firing pin spring
- Cocking piece
- Flat head driver
- Bolt cylinder and sleeve
- Charging handle
- Set of front sights of varying heights
- Set of furniture screws
- Trigger components
- Tangent sight assembly
Includes leather sling.
Includes unserialized Model 1918/55 bayonet produced by Elsener Schwyz.
C&R Eligible. Discreet import engraving.
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.