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K-31 magazines

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by K3, Mar 23, 2008.

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  1. K3

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    Anybody know if/where I can get extra magazines for the Schmidt Rubin? I did a web search and had no luck, though I did find stripper clip type loaders.
     
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    You will not find many out there. The Swiss did not issue extra magazines or provide ammo in magazines. The guns were loaded with the magazine in place using the stripper clips. Another point, the magazines were serial numbered to the individual rifle, only one magazine per rifle.
     
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    It was an Article 15-type offense to be found with a magazine not serialized to your rifle, and it was strictly one-per. All loading was done from stripper.
     
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    I have never been able to figure out why people have this idea that an SMLE or K31 should be like an AK or AR in that you reload via magazine change. They were designed to be loaded from strippers.

    The K31 strippers work great and are quite durable (in spite of being made of tin and wax coated cardboard).
     
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    Who has the best price on K-31 strippers?

    K3, you mentioned you found strippers. Where?
     
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    The K31 stripper clips do work great unless you have a scope mounted. Then they don't work at all.
     
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    The K31 was never supposed to be a scoped rifle.
     
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    Actually some were issued with scopes, the swiss army manual even talks about them. They had two models with offset scopes, one 1.8x, one 2.8x. The manual talks about inserting the charger at a slight angle for loading.
     
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    You can put a scout scope on a K-31, and the stripper clips will still work fine. I used my K-31 with scout scope to take my first hog.
     
  12. K3

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    Ordered 6 from Sportsman's Guide. About $18. Hopefully they don't suck.
     
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    And I can't understand why you give a rat's ass. It's my rifle, and if I want to load it a certain way, that's my choice. Fair enough?

    [QUOTEmrmeval]Numrich has them for 57.75.
    http://www.e-gunparts.com/DisplayAd....rSuperSKU=&MC=[/QUOTE]

    I think I'll pass on that. It's a $175 rifle. :)
     
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    K3, that's an awfully "Low Road" reply

    I fail to see why common courtesy goes out the window when people converse on a forum. Anonymity does not grant an unalienable right to boorishness!
     
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    From the jocoemprise link above:

    :confused: typo? Or did someone go and make 8 round mags for the k31?
     
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    As previously mentioned, spare magazines for K31s are very hard to find as the rifles were issued with only one magazine and reloaded via stripper clips. Any magazines on the market are either going to be shoddy copies or very expensive originals. The strippers themselves are relatively cheap, typically around $3-4 US and are reusable for quite some time.
     
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    Nor did I need a comment questioning my reasoning for wanting an extra mag for a rifle. If a person's choice is not to load his rifle the way I might want to, I won't make a smart aleck comment to him about it. He shouldn't have done that to me to begin with. My comment was in response.
     
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    As I said before, I ordered 6 from SG. Hopefully they are good. The price is right in line with what you are saying.

    By 'quite some time', do you mean years? A dozen loadings? I guess at $3 a pop, I could live with 12 loadings. I know SKS stripper clips are something like a buck a piece, maybe less, but are metal and in my experience pretty durable.

    I'd like to use my K-31 at an Appleseed because I can actually use those irons with good effect, but I need to be able to load it a little quicker. If the 6 strippers I bought work well, I'l probably get another dozen.
     
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    I bought my first K-31 to shoot in high power matches, I bought a second K-31 at the same time so that I had a spare magazine for reloads- charger clips weren't all that common at that time either.


    And yes, the K-31 is similar tot he enfield in that magazines aren't supposed to be changed, but unlike the enfield, K-31 magazines aren't cobbled together affairs and wil interchange between rifles and still work.

    The K-31 based sniper rifles also had the entire receiver offset inside the stock- actually rotated within the stock so that a scope could be mounted straight over the bore line and so that the chargers would still work.
     
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    Saw a guy at the range with a sporterized K-31. He had a scope mounted, but it was offset on a mount that required no permanent mods to the rifle. Kinda cool actually. I only recognized it as a K-31 when I saw the bolt assembly. It looked more like a Remmy with the stock he had on it.
     
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    on the Swissrifles.com forums there's a pretty good thread on the first two pages that go into some detail on how people were adding some kind of coating to the cardboard on the Swiss stripper clips to make them more durable.

    Personally, I'm using a set of metal Mosin Nagant stripper clips - they work okay and I can only fit 4 rounds at a time. Plus, they'll double their use when I eventually find a Finn M39 :D
     
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    I have one of those mounts on mine. St. Marie Graphics pioneered the mount, but others have been duping for a couple years at least. It clamps right on, holds securely, leaves no marks, and does not negatively affect function of the rifle.
     
  23. K3

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    Does the offset of the scope bother you much?

    The other guy invited me to shoot some of my mil-surp ammo out of his rifle b/c he was having light primer strikes with his handloads (another story). The offset seemed a little awkward to me, but not terribly so.
     
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    Suprisingly, the offset fits a righthanded shooter perfectly, but won't work all that great for a lefthanded shooter (I had a lefthanded friend try to shoot it, and he couldn't make it work.) I actually tilt the rifle slightly counterclockwise when shooting it with the scope, so I mounted the crosshairs turned slightly clockwise so that they are plumb and level in my shooting position.

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    The Swiss stripper clips are among the best I have ever used. They really outperform the Enfield, maser, or mosin stripper clips. They go in very smoothly. They go in much faster than putting in another magazine.
     
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