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New Walnut K-31

#1 Post by Calfed » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:39 pm

Recently picked up a walnut stocked K31. The grain in the stock called to me, although I'm having some difficulty capturing the striping in all it's glory with pictures.

It came with an older Tasco "World Class" 6-24 scope and Swiss Products aluminum clamp on scope mount.

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Re: New Walnut K-31

#2 Post by Rapidrob » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:52 pm

Very nice carbine.
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Re: New Walnut K-31

#3 Post by vandle » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:34 am

I can see why you grabbed it, that stock is stunning
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Re: New Walnut K-31

#4 Post by Calfed » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:31 pm

vandle wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:34 am
I can see why you grabbed it, that stock is stunning
Rapidrob wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:52 pm
Very nice carbine.

Thanks, guys.

I've always loved Swiss rifles for their accuracy and precision. My first two milsurps were Big5, beech-stocked K31's. The beech stocks were chewed up, as many of the beech stocks are, but those rifles could shoot amazingly well and my sons and I used them with some success at the military matches at Sac Valley.

The walnut stocks always seem to be in much better shape, prettier, and this one was prettier than average.

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Re: New Walnut K-31

#5 Post by Frederickdav » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:29 pm

That carbine is a very nice one, congratulations!

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Re: New Walnut K-31

#6 Post by Calfed » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:39 am

Frederickdav wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:29 pm
That carbine is a very nice one, congratulations!
Thanks, Frederick!

I got to the range a few weeks ago and shot the K31 with some GP11 Swiss surplus. This thing shoots as good as it looks.

I started out shooting at the target "pumpkin on a post" because my experience has been that military rifles frequently shoot high at 100 yards. In this case, it was pretty close to being right on. The "pumpkin on a post shots" proved that the rifle was close on elevation, so I tried shooting at the red bullseye. The group was much smaller, which, I guess, proves the adage "aim small, miss small".

The very first shot is the one at about 8 o'clock in the 8 ring. The 5 at the bottom were the "pumpkin on a post" shots, The small group above the red dot in the center were aimed at the red dot, so the rifle is shooting a bit high...maybe correctly for a target that is at 100 yards rather than 100 meters.

Target is a 12" reactive

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Re: New Walnut K-31

#7 Post by professrh » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:21 pm

Nice rifle. Nice shooting. Congrats!

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#8 Post by Calfed » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:25 pm

Thanks, Prof!

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Re: New Walnut K-31

#9 Post by Frederickdav » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:05 am

nice!

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Re: New Walnut K-31

#10 Post by Calfed » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:45 pm

Thanks, Frederick!

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#11 Post by arky65 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:34 pm

Amazing how well these old rifles shoot.

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Re: New Walnut K-31

#12 Post by JAG2955 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:58 pm

Looks great!

What was the original finish on military K31s?

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Re: New Walnut K-31

#13 Post by professrh » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:40 pm

JAG2955 wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:58 pm
What was the original finish on military K31s?
Shellac on the beech stocks, linseed oil + turpentine on the walnut stocks.

Here's a link: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/theswis ... 10847.html

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Re: New Walnut K-31

#14 Post by JAG2955 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:14 pm

Good. Mine is still original then. Mine is beech.

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