K31 Windage


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g7mm
June 15, 2007, 11:51 PM
I have a question about the Swiss K31 windage adjustment. How easy is it to slide the windage adjustment back and forth? Is there a special method? Just need a little help. Thanks.

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PotatoJudge
June 15, 2007, 11:58 PM
You could check ebay for a front sight tool, or you could tap it with a small brass rod and hammer.

I just checked and there are none on ebay right now, but they come up regularly.

g7mm
June 16, 2007, 05:14 PM
Thanks for the info. I'll keep a look out for one.

Blackfork
June 16, 2007, 05:22 PM
One of the three K31s I bought had a lot of right wind on the front sight. I couldn't move the post until I bought a sight adjuster off ebay. I got the big ring with the sight pusher. Works good. I've been loaning it around.

To EXACTLY answer your question: I tried a hammer and brass punch and couldn't move mine. Finally lost my nerve just short of the beat-hell-out-of-it stage. Bought the sight pusher instead. Much happiness.

I wouldn't try adjusting front sight in a match- but using it to set the no-wind zero was a must. I shot that rifle in the Texas Vintage Military Rifle Championship sponsored by the TSRA last year at Temple, Tx and won-with a lot of 3:00 still on. Pretty crazy sight picture.

Shot a doetag with it in February after adjustment. No wind on and no wind needed. I think there was just a touch of drift and was only shooting 60 yards or so at this deers head.

Whatever mountain pass those Swiss guys defended must have had a prevailing right wind.

Red Tornado
June 16, 2007, 07:47 PM
Mine is staked quite well, thank you very much. I pretty much mauled a couple of brass punches trying to adjust it. I've got it scoped, but still wanted windage correct. Anyway, I guess I'll be looking on ebay, too. I never think of ebay for gun stuff.
RT

PotatoJudge
June 17, 2007, 11:00 PM
I'm thinking the price is a bit steep, but this is what to look for. I don't remember how much they normally bring, sorry.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Swiss-front-sight-corrector-for-the-K-31-and-K-11_W0QQitemZ200119264167QQihZ010QQcategoryZ135QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

cracked butt
June 18, 2007, 12:50 AM
If the sight is staked in hard, try taking a very fine drill bit and removing a tiny bit of metal between the sight and base where the staking is- usually this will free it up.

I've never had to adjust the windage on a K-31 myself, all seven of mine shoot to the poa, but I've seen windage adjustment tools for K-31s made from nut splitters purchased at hardware stores- the splitter end just needs to be reground to fit the groove in the sight base.

cracked butt
June 18, 2007, 12:52 AM
Whatever mountain pass those Swiss guys defended must have had a prevailing right wind.

Some things like that make me wonder. Every mauser 98 I've ever purchased has shot to the left out of the box, and every Russian Mosin Nagant to the right.

U.S.SFC_RET
June 18, 2007, 06:25 AM
Nut splitters? Thats Funny but it will work.

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