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#16 Post by KneverKnew » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:21 am

Not yet on the troop tag. I have high hopes. My walnut K31 has one. Would love to write a letter to the address. Wouldn’t it be great to get a photo of the owner with the rifle!!

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#17 Post by KneverKnew » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:13 am

vandle wrote:
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Love your work
Well thanks...I think. Was that directed at me? I’ve only had two cups of coffee today so I’m slow. What work are you referring too? LOL. More coffee please!!!

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#18 Post by Rapidrob » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:33 am

The soldier who was issued the G1911 would most likely be very long gone. That being said his family may still be around.
We have lost our friend, who used to look up Troop Tag soldiers. He did find one of mine and we shared shooting stories and photos of his old rifle.
The soldiers issued the K31's are up there in age as well.
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#19 Post by vandle » Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:39 pm

KneverKnew wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:13 am
vandle wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:57 pm
Love your work
Well thanks...I think. Was that directed at me? I’ve only had two cups of coffee today so I’m slow. What work are you referring too? LOL. More coffee please!!!
Sure was, have more coffee, a Swiss Vetterli is a fine firearm for the collection.
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#20 Post by KneverKnew » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:18 pm

Well then thank you very much about the Vetterli.
Here are only two pictures from auction...
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#21 Post by KneverKnew » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:21 pm

On another note, it appears my new G1911 doesn’t have the small Swiss shield stamped into the right side of the buttstock like I’ve seen on every K31. Is that usual?

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#22 Post by KneverKnew » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:30 am

vandle wrote:
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Is this mark on the rear receiver top on purpose or is this just a damage mark? Can any one give me a rough estimate what the value would be for this rifle. I’d like to think I didn’t get robbed.{/quote]

That is a very poorly stamped "P" When soldiers "retired" from active service they were given the option to take their firearm with them. The firearm was stamped with a P for "private". The year is usually stamped on the receiver as well.
I have not seen any dates on K31 though.
So is it true that the “P” could also be stamped on top of the receiver as mine, as well in the location by the serial number and “retirement date” on the side of the receiver?
Were the dates of retirement only stamped on rifles that were handed over to a “personal” owner?

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#23 Post by Rapidrob » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:29 am

I held the 385 meter Turkey Shoot today and fired my G1911 with my hand loads. I tied for first place and won the Turkey in the shoot off which I passed onto the 3RD place winner who had to shoot against three others who tied for 3RD.
The rifle has always been a fine shooter at any distance and really comes alive for accuracy at 800 yards with a Spitzer Boat-tailed bullet of 175 grains.
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#24 Post by KneverKnew » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:25 am

Great shooting.

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