K-31 trench mag?


Navy joe
October 9, 2004, 07:34 PM
Any interest out there in a K-31 trench mag? I am a tin bender by trade and I'm thinking when I get bored I'll see if I can't make a few K-31 mags in 10 and 20rd variety. The current situation of a new condition mag costing 60% of the rifle is, in the words of Mike Tyson, ludacwisp!

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October 9, 2004, 07:47 PM
I'd be interested,if just for the novelty aspect,if one would feed reliably.

Sounds like a neat idea.:)

October 9, 2004, 09:13 PM
I saw some nice K31's at the gun show today for $100. Had sling and cleaning kit with oiler. I decided earlier this evening to go back in the morning and get one.

October 9, 2004, 09:17 PM
I don't have a K-31, but I do have a M1911 Schmidt-Rubin, and a few 98 Mausers, a bunch of Lee-Enfields, and an AG-42B Ljungmann that would like trench mags! :D

October 9, 2004, 09:27 PM
I think it'd be pretty neat. I don't know what I'd USE it for... but hey, neat is neat :)

cracked butt
October 9, 2004, 09:30 PM
I don't have a K-31 (yet), but I would would be interested in a trench mag- especially a 10 rounder, but I would settle for a 20 rounder if your making them.:cool:

Navy joe
October 9, 2004, 10:03 PM
Yep, it's official, mil-surpers are nuts. About the only answer to "why do you need one?" is "Because I can."

We'll see, It will probably be awhile since I'll have to commence building a house soon. THR will certainly be the first to see the ridiculous pics provided the polit-i-trolls don't get the board closed.

October 10, 2004, 12:29 AM
I want one. Please inform me of your progress.

And, yes, I need one.
I regularly compete in a local vintage military bolt action rifle match that usually has a stage that requres a reload (10 rounds total). If you are shooting an Enfield, obviously you don't need to reload. However, I don't like my Enfields. They don't shoot good enough to cut the mustard in this match.
I shot a K31 in this match for a couple years but have shot an 03A3 for the last 3-4 matches because of the better sights.
However, I could be tempted to go back to the K31 ( I have been thinking about it anyway) and this mag would certainly push me in that direction.
There is another match that interests me, called the Lord Robert's Match (do a search) where this would come in very handy.

I don't see anything "nuts" about it.

October 10, 2004, 12:35 AM
I'm interested.

October 10, 2004, 12:38 AM
Well, if you are making custom magazines, then i am in as well. I wont post a wish-list, thiugh, until you actually agree to do it!
God luck on the house!

October 10, 2004, 12:59 AM
I'm in one one when you get ready.


October 10, 2004, 01:08 AM
My poor shoulder can't wait for the dreded 20 round agony!

October 10, 2004, 03:42 AM
...but I'd really like to get a 20-rd mag for my K-31. Just because I can, I guess. Of course, the price has to be reasonable.

I'd be hooked if you would also stamp a specific serial number on the mag so it would match that of the rifle!

Can you post a photo of a prototype?

October 10, 2004, 04:17 AM
I think its a good idea. But what the K31 croud REALLY needs is some good steel stripper-clips that will hold the proper 6-rounds and match up to the guide...

just mentioning it in case you get bored making cool magazines :D

You could probaby sell high-cap (an applicable term in this case) magazines for just about all the milsurps on the market with some success.

October 10, 2004, 05:59 AM
I was just going to ask if someone was going to make mags for the K-31. Even extra 6 round mags would be sweet. 10 or 20 rounds even better just to have for fun!

October 10, 2004, 06:31 AM
Do I want a 10 rd mag for a K-31? Nah. I don't want a 20 rd mag either.

But, if you make a 100 round drum, then you're talking my language!

Sam Adams
October 11, 2004, 12:26 PM
I'd sure be interested in a 10- or 20-round mag (or 6). There's just something about 20 rounds in an accurate boltie that appeals to me.

October 11, 2004, 12:47 PM
Sounds like a great idea!

October 11, 2004, 07:30 PM
I'd be interested too.:)

October 11, 2004, 08:30 PM
Count me in !!

October 12, 2004, 08:45 AM
Seriously, I'd buy a couple 10 and 20 rounders for my K31 if you made them. Heck, as some here have said, extra 6 rounders that don't cost half as much as the rifle would be nice!

October 12, 2004, 01:40 PM
Forget the trench mag. You should start making REGULAR mags for the K-31. Do you realize they go for almost as much as the rifles right now? The Swiss only made one per rifle. If someone could reproduce K-31 mags and market for under $30 I know a lot of folks who would buy them.

October 12, 2004, 08:29 PM
Cosmo's got a point. :)

Maybe for Enfields as well...

Andrew Wyatt
October 12, 2004, 09:08 PM
I'd so be all over reliable enfield magazines.

preferably ones that used modern coil springs.

December 11, 2004, 10:59 PM
I'd buy a few if you made them......keep me posted.

December 12, 2004, 12:09 AM
Since this thread was originally posted, I have competed in two matches using one of my K31s. The best possible magazine for me would be a 10 round mag. This is because the match I shoot is made up of 10 round stages. At present, I am loading four rounds in the gun and loading with a six round stripper clip. The K31 stripper clips work very well. They are far faster and easier than using a second magazine. I have a second magazine and have tried it both ways under match conditions and now use the stripper clips. Obviously it would be better than either if the magazine held 10 rounds to begin with.

cracked butt
December 12, 2004, 12:14 AM
444- where did you find the strippers for the K-31?

December 12, 2004, 07:42 AM

cracked butt
December 12, 2004, 07:47 AM

Pricey, but I'll have to order some.

December 12, 2004, 08:23 AM
Try Dan's Ammo for strippers http://www.dansammo.com/ammo.asp. 10 for $10, free shipping east of the Mississippi.

cracked butt
December 12, 2004, 01:25 PM

Dave R
December 12, 2004, 11:32 PM
I would buy a couple of reasonably-prices 6 rounders or 10-rounders.

Don't think I would want a 20 or a drum. Too much weight, and I assume to much hanging down from the bottom of the rifle.

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