I have $250 saved up for this purchase. Samco has both the K31 for $269 and the 24/47 for $229. Both in excellent shape, the K31 has a cracked stock, which from what I understand is a arsenal repair, not a biggie! Reason I am going with Samco is obvious reason, price. I have a budget of $250 or so and really no more. Heard good and bad of samco, but recently more of the good. If you were looking at one of these two rifles for quality of manufacture, and ease of finding ammo, both locally and online, which would you choose? The Mauser in 8mm, or the K31 in 7.5x55 swiss? Thanks all..