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Scmhitt Rubin rifle question

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by GhostShooter, Dec 24, 2003.

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  1. GhostShooter

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    A friend of mine has been given a straight pull bolt rifle. The only markings on the rifle, besides the matching serial numbers, are what is apparently a manufacturing symbol that looks like a combination of a backwards B and a normal P. On the barrel it has 308 WIN stamped on it. The rifle doesn't have the full length wood stock as a normal schmitt rubin has. Instead it has a fairly open barrel like you would see on a modern sporting rifle. My friend believes that this could be a cadet or calvary model of the K 31 but we haven't been able to find any information on the markings anywhere.
     
  2. Mike Irwin

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    Well, the fact that it has .308 marked on it to me says that it was one of the SRs that was imported in the 1950s and 1960s by any of a number of companies, including Hunter's Lodge, and rechambered. The stock was very likely cut down at that time.
     
  3. Jagermeister

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    Mike is correct is his estimation, and here is some interesting trivia that may put some additional light on the subject

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    Thanks for the info. Any idea who might sell a magazine for it?
     
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    Magazines can be had. But the cost is pretty absurd. if you need one you need one. But, for the price of having a couple laying around you could just get another rifle.
     
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    You probably already know this, but here is the place to go for info on stuff like this: http://pub125.ezboard.com/fcollectorguns35625frm1

    Magazines arn't easy to find, but there are some out there. I have even read of a Japanese company that manufactured replacement magazines for the K31. That Swiss Rifle board is the place to look for magazine information also.
     
  8. GhostShooter

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    Yep that's the one HarryB :D now if I could only find a mag
     
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    Looking at that old advertizement i can see that things havent changed that much. 180 rounds of GP-11 was STILL the same price as the rifle even when the rifles ran $15. I guess its always been a reloaders proposition.
     
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