W+F Bern Swiss ZFK 55 Sniper Rifle w/ Bayonet - sn 4xxx
This Swiss ZFK55 (ZFK31/55) sniper rifle was manufactured in 1959, the final official year of production, and is in very good condition with 92% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 5/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Includes matching serial number KERN 3.5x optic with matching serial number storage case and tool. Furniture is in excellent condition. Stock's wear is limited to a few pressure marks. Both finger grooves are sharp and the Swiss military acceptance stamp is well defined. Handguard is very clean. Checkering on the pistol grip is very sharp with a few scratches on the right side. Behind the butt plate, the stock is stamped with Roman numeral "VIII" and "58" indicating that the stock was manufactured in 1958, which fits the rifle's manufacturing year. Receiver finish is very dark with a few scratches present. Bluing on the barrel band, barrel, and muzzle are also very dark but do exhibit some light finish wear. Integrated bipod also has dark finish but exhibits heavier finish wear from use. Minor edge wear on the trigger guard. Magazine and trigger plate have excellent bluing. C&R Eligible. Discreet import engraving.
Includes an unserialized M1918/55 bayonet with scabbard.
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.