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New Private series Swiss K31-with match stickers

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Mustang51, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. Mustang51

    Mustang51 Well-Known Member

    I've got this thing for Swiss rifles, especially the late manufactured ones and especially the ones that have Swiss match stickers on them.

    Today I scored a K31 hat trick...late manufacture, Swiss match stickers and a Private series serial number


    Description advised as follows

    Swiss Schmidt-Rubin Karabiner Model 1931 (K31) Straight-Pull Rifle, #268285, 7.5x55mm Swiss, 25.7'' barrel, blue finish, European walnut stock, with sling. Import marked. Condition is fine to near excellent retaining approx. 95% blue on receiver. Stock shows minor dings, scratches, thinning to finish, and light oil staining. Action is crisp, bore is fine. Minor corrosion near rear sight should clean easily.
  2. Float Pilot

    Float Pilot Well-Known Member

    EXCELLENT !!!!

    Now I need to take a cold shower....
  3. Lone Star

    Lone Star Well-Known Member

    Is that big ring the safety? Which direction is "on"?
  4. 303tom

    303tom member

    Now that`s nice, fine looking rifle....................
  5. Mustang51

    Mustang51 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, guys.

    LS, the ring acts a safety and recocking pull. To apply the safety, you pull it back and turn it clock-wise 1/8 turn. To take it off safety, you can use your thumb and turn it counter clock-wise 1/8 turn.
  6. wrench

    wrench Well-Known Member

    Way above average K31! The 'P' series serial number and the shooting stickers really make it special.:D
  7. Edarnold

    Edarnold Well-Known Member

    Would that have come from Simpsons, Ltd., by any chance? They have active Swiss connections and are bringing in good examples of all the S-R rifles from the 1911s onward. Now what you need for your rifle is a nice set of diopter Match sights to have it ready for competition!

  8. MarshallDodge

    MarshallDodge Well-Known Member

    Very cool!

    I love my K31 and was pleasantly surprised when I found the tag under the buttplate.
  9. Mustang51

    Mustang51 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, guys

    Actually, Ed, I got this at an on-line auction. I have a set of th eWF diopter sights and was planning on installing them. I also have a set of the Swiss Products diopters and they are nice also.
  10. Float Pilot

    Float Pilot Well-Known Member

    Yeap it was made so it could be done while wearing heavy ski gloves or mittens.
  11. Geno

    Geno Well-Known Member

    Wow, a very nice score! Thanks for posting the photos.

  12. Dave P

    Dave P Well-Known Member

    Isn't the safety a quarter turn, not 1/8th?
  13. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Well-Known Member

  14. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Well-Known Member

    IMO, probably the finest WW2-era rifle out of Europe, if only second to the Swedish Mausers.

    And you had to get one of the nicest I've seen.:fire:
  15. amd6547

    amd6547 Well-Known Member

    Beautiful. Sticker pics?
  16. Leadbutt

    Leadbutt Well-Known Member

    Would love to have another left hand conversion unit for one, there are great rifles
  17. Silent Sam

    Silent Sam Well-Known Member

    Both are "safe". Depends on whether you want to lock the bolt or not.
  18. Mustang51

    Mustang51 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, guys.

    MMM, my sons and I shoot Swiss rifles in vintage military rifle competitions on both silhouette and bullseye courses. The Swedish Mauser is our arch-rival, followed closely by the Finnish Mosins.

    You can see the match stickers on the handguard and I'll post better when it arrives.

    I've got several other Swiss rifles with match stickers on them and they look like this...


  19. Dentite

    Dentite Well-Known Member

    Not bad but imagine how cool it would be in a synthetic stock and drilled and tapped for a scope.

    I KID! I KID!

    That's beautiful...I too like these rifles. I only have one but I enjoy it.

    Thanks for sharing.
  20. Mustang51

    Mustang51 Well-Known Member

    My new P series K31 arrived at my FFL last week. I got a chance to look it over before it went into his safe and everything looks as advertised. Bore is blindingly bright, a few dents on the stock and a little spot of corrosion on the rear sight and receiver. Should be a good shooter.

    I looked over the match stickers and will post pics after the "10-day cooling off" period.

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