W+F Bern Swiss ZFK 55 w/ Bayonet - sn 18xx
Rare Swiss ZFK 55 sniper carbine (Zielfernrohr-Karabiner 55 or Mousqueton à Lunette 55), a purpose-built marksman's rifle, one of 3,030 produced in the second year of military manufacturing in 1958. Very good condition with 85% finish. 4/5 Bore (lightly worn rifling, light pitting in the grooves). 4/5 Stock. All matching serial numbers. Optic & storage can matching serial numbers. Includes 1918/55 bayonet.
Stock is stamped behind the butt plate with "VIII 57", indicating a production date of August 1956; the furniture is original production and not a later replacement. Furniture was previously sanded and refinished.
On the left side of the stock there are small marks in the checkering at the grip. Light gouge before the barrel band. At the receiver tang there are a pair of 1/4" cracks.
Receiver finish is lightly worn. Light scratches throughout the receiver. Barrel band has mild to heavy finish wear. Barrel has light to mildly worn finish. Barrel device has mild to heavy finish wear. Trigger guard has mild edge wear. Magazine base has mildly worn finish. Bipod has lightly worn finish.
Includes matching serial number KERN AARAU 3.5x optic with matching case. Optic has some light fogging. Case was painted green.
Includes leather sling.
Includes non-serialized model 1918/55 bayonet made by Elsener Schwyz Victoria. Blade is in excellent condition. Scabbard has lightly worn finish.
Includes Swiss military blanket rifle case with Swiss cross. See more information about these handmade cases.
C&R Eligible. Import engraved.
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 carbine. 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.