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Swiss 1931 Carbine Scmidt Rubin K31 7.5Swiss Caliber

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ArkansasFatboy, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. ArkansasFatboy

    ArkansasFatboy Well-Known Member

    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
  2. Coronach

    Coronach Moderator Emeritus

    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.

  3. jd46561

    jd46561 Well-Known Member

    Buy one ,there well worth the money.
  4. Jackal

    Jackal Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. DouglasW

    DouglasW Well-Known Member

  6. Fosbery

    Fosbery Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. qajaq59

    qajaq59 Well-Known Member

    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:
  8. 270Win

    270Win Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. db_tanker

    db_tanker Well-Known Member

    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.

  10. ohioarmedneutrality

    ohioarmedneutrality Well-Known Member

    Yes, buy a K-31. Would shoot mine more if the ammo wasn't expensive. Still worth it owning one. Its a great rifle.
  11. CU74

    CU74 Well-Known Member

    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.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2007
  12. Limeyfellow

    Limeyfellow Well-Known Member

    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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