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Newbie K31

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:32 pm
by Stef242
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

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:42 pm
by professrh
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.

--Prof

Re: Newbie K31

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:49 pm
by Stef242
Thanks, will check!

Re: Newbie K31

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:25 pm
by samsplacci
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!

Re: Newbie K31

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:31 pm
by steamer
Can't go wrong with a Swiss rifle - nice acquisition.

Re: Newbie K31

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:41 pm
by Stef242
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.

Re: Newbie K31

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:16 pm
by Woody_be
Personal load is with prvi brass, prvi 178gr spbt, 42gr N140

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Re: Newbie K31

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:59 am
by FamilyFirearms
Since my eyes are going fast, I put a scope on mine. Great shooters!

Re: Newbie K31

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:04 pm
by S.B.
Looks far better than mine. Mine has several boot cleat marks on the stock from knockking snow off boots(I was told), no tag in my stock either. Have fun with this.
Steve

Re: Newbie K31

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:31 pm
by Ernest T
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.
Good advice for any new K31 or any Swiss rifle for that matter. I've seen the tendency for the wood to warp, or move slightly on these rifles making contact with the barrel in undesirable places, which will mess with the accuracy of an otherwise very accurate rifle. I see guys complaining of their rifles shooting high etc. looking for different front sight blades, when the real problem is with the bedding, so always a good idea to check out how your barrel is fitting in the stock as a first step.

Re: Newbie K31

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:36 pm
by rob
Great looking rifle. I have a K31 and a K11 and both good accurate shooters