Swiss 1931 Carbine Scmidt Rubin K31 7.5Swiss Caliber


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ArkansasFatboy
January 4, 2007, 01:35 AM
Anyone know anything about these rifles I saw one on a website and it caught my eye how do they shoot and how about ammo availability

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Coronach
January 4, 2007, 01:37 AM
They're excellent rifles. They are, generally, extremely accurate. The ammo is available, but getting a little more scarce/expensive. The Swiss have mountains of it, but it is unclear whether or not they will export more to the USA.

As a bonus, the ammo (GP11), is practically match-grade.

Mike

jd46561
January 4, 2007, 01:52 AM
Buy one ,there well worth the money.

Jackal
January 4, 2007, 02:05 AM
I have 3. 1 to shoot/use and 2 to horde away in air-tight bags. I only have 350rds of ammo though, I need more. Awesome gun.

DouglasW
January 4, 2007, 02:12 AM
The K31 was my first centerfire rifle (bought this fall)...and continues to be tons of fun. I've already burned through my first brick of GP11...and need to buy some more. :evil:

Here are some related threads for you to peruse:

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=228095 (links to retailers)
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=231056
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=160744

Enjoy!

Fosbery
January 4, 2007, 03:28 AM
Excellent rifle. Reliable, quick, accurate, great sights, comfortable, match grade ammo, superb build quality. They also have a great historic feel. If you're lucky, you may find a little card underneath the butt plate with the name and adress of the militia man in Switzerland who owned it.

qajaq59
January 4, 2007, 06:25 AM
The K31s are handy if you like putting holes in the center of a target at 200 yards with the original sights. Other then that they aren't worth much. :evil:

270Win
January 4, 2007, 06:39 AM
There are DOZENS of posts here extolling the virtues of the K31 - scroll back a page or few, and you'll discover the massive respect these rifles have garnered.

db_tanker
January 4, 2007, 06:40 AM
qajaq59 hit the nail on the head...one of the few rifles I have that can be boring, so to speak.

Everyone that has one talks about the build quality and rightly so...the one point I just absolutely love about this rifle is the two-stage trigger that it sports...I haven't shot any others, but the one I have is wunderbar.

As far as ammo goes, you can go to the gunshows that are local and somtimes find FNM, Prvi Partizan and now Wolf Gold (same as Prvi) that is reloadable...the GP-11 is berdan too much trouble...in a pinch, you can reform 284 Winchester brass...but you will need a decent, bench-mounted press...I suggest investing in a small reloading setup with a Lee hand press, dies and such and you should be just fine...I still like to keep some GP-11 around in case I am feeling lazy, though. :)

Power levels are right in the neighborhood of the 308 and uses the same bullets. I have tried several diffrent types and found mine liking 150 gr. FB and 180 gr BTSP's.

D

ohioarmedneutrality
January 4, 2007, 12:57 PM
Yes, buy a K-31. Would shoot mine more if the ammo wasn't expensive. Still worth it owning one. Its a great rifle.

CU74
January 4, 2007, 01:29 PM
I highly recommend the Swiss K-31 - I have two (for now).

The ammunition appears to be getting scarce and the prices are rising. I have bought from AIM Surplus and from SOG (Southern Ohio Guns). Most recent purchase was from SOG - 480-round pack for something like $188 IIRC. You might check their web sites for availability.

Limeyfellow
January 4, 2007, 02:53 PM
If you can find one at a relatively decent price even look at the M1911 swiss rifles. A true rifleman's weapon that makes many k31s look sloppy and inaccurate if such was possible.

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