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Newbie K31

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Newbie K31

#1 Post by Stef242 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:32 pm

Bought this K31 about 2 months ago.

Serial n° indicates it was made in 1948.

Woodwork well used but metal parts all in fine condition and smoothly operating which was, beside the good price, the main thing for me since I bought the rifle as a shooter.
Checked for a troop tag but found none.

Some pix below.

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A pic of the target when I took the rifle for the first time to the range: distance 100 meter, diameter black circle 20 centimeter, about 30 shots with iron sights.
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Re: Newbie K31

#2 Post by professrh » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:42 pm

Nice rifle.

If this is your first K31, you may find Pierre St. Marie's article on "accurizing" the K31 useful. I did--even though it took me years to get around to actually trying it out. Immediately wished I'd done it sooner, notwithstanding the fact that my Swiss rifles were already about my most accurate rifles, and the most likely to be taken out after deer and feral hogs. But I digress. Here's the link: http://www.swissrifles.com/sr/pierre/accurizing.html
Note: I used small split washers (cheap ones I had on hand) for the spacers.

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Re: Newbie K31

#3 Post by Stef242 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:49 pm

Thanks, will check!

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#4 Post by samsplacci » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:25 pm

Congratulations on picking up a K31. You're obviously aware of their reputation as accurate service rifles, probably one of the most accurate actually. Enjoy your new shooter!!

Also, the "accurizing your k31" link that prof provided above truly works well!

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#5 Post by steamer » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:31 pm

Can't go wrong with a Swiss rifle - nice acquisition.

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#6 Post by Stef242 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:41 pm

Thanks guys! Can't indeed go wrong with a Swiss rifle; already own a model 1911 carbine/K11 and a model 1911 rifle of which I'm very satisfied.

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#7 Post by Woody_be » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:16 pm

Personal load is with prvi brass, prvi 178gr spbt, 42gr N140

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#8 Post by FamilyFirearms » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:59 am

Since my eyes are going fast, I put a scope on mine. Great shooters!

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