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The Karabiner Model 1931 (K31) is a magazine-fed, straight pull, bolt action rifle chambered in 7.5x55mm Swiss that was the standard issue rifle of the Swiss Armed Forces from 1933 through 1958. The K31 was made by Eidgenossische Waffenfabrik Bern (WFB), 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. In overall look and design, this model is basically a standard K31 but with some minor upgrades. This particular model features a 1.8X Power Integrated scope mounted to the receiver of the rifle. This optic allowed a marksman to keep a low profile while engaging and inherently made them more accurate compared to the iron sights in use at the time. These particular firearms are a living work of art, and we are pleased to have the limited amount that we could get. Opportunities like this only come once in a lifetime.
Only 1,100 Zfk 31/42 rifles exist in the world, and 2,300 of these side-scope snipers were manufactured. To say these are rare would be the understatement of the century.
C&R Eligible - NRA Surplus Very Good Condition. You do not want to miss this!
Note - Please see the extended description below for further details.
Folks, if you have a love for surplus rifles, and you love the brilliance and design of the Swiss rifles, then this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you do not want to miss! These ZFK 31/42 Rifles are scarce. In fact, roughly 1,100 still exist today, and only 2,300 were ever manufactured. This is your opportunity as a collector to own not only a work of art but one of the most sought-after Swiss Surplus rifles in the world today.
More about the rifle.
The K31 is a Swiss straight-pull bolt action carbine that served from 1933 until 1958. Some Swiss rifles served until the early 70s'. The K31 is world-renowned for its straight-pull action that Rudolf Schmidt designed. However, the K31 re-design was not under Schmidt as most folks believe (as he was not alive to do so). This re-design was actually conducted by Colonel Furrer, which was the first major redesign of the Schmidt-Rubin rifle. The main re-design of the K31 was the shortening of the receiver and bolt and adding a slightly longer barrel. This particular model (31/42) featured a newly designed 1.8X Power scope integrated into the receiver. This scope allowed a marksman to be more accurate compared to other soldiers using iron sights. The scope features a rotating front lens designed to be low-profile and stored out of the way when not in use. A notch was inlaid into the stock to accommodate this. This change was made in an era where marksman and sniper optics were still being tested. The optical quality is not the best by modern standards. Still, it was starting to give marksmen an edge, and militaries were eager to develop optic-enabled rifles for their marksmen.
Again, folks. This rifle is beyond rare, and we are delighted to even see one in person let-alone be able to offer one to you. Do not let this opportunity pass you by.
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