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The most ‘Swiss’ Swiss rifle ever? -Hammerli National Match K31

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Jessesky, Dec 2, 2019 at 7:09 PM.

  1. Jessesky

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    I’ve always had a soft spot for Swiss rifles, and I don’t think I could have found a more ‘Swiss’ example.

    Made in the 70s for ISSF 300m national match shooting, it is based on Switzerland’s k31 action. The action itself is made new by Hammerli and the barrel chambered in 7.5x55 is made by Hammerli as well.

    There are a few differences. The action itself is made to more precise specifications, proof tested (I think to different specifications than a standard k31), there is a stud for a mirage band on the receiver also. You can see underneath, the trigger has a forward set trigger. I have not tested the weight, but it is scary light. The rifle can not be shot without pushing the set trigger first.

    The diopter sights are finely adjustable with lenses included to add contrast to the target. I cannot get too much information on the sights themselves.

    There is an Anschutz rail underneath with a palm rest. There is also a rest on the pistol grip, and a stock hook for offhand shooting. The stock is adjustable for angle, length, and height.

    It’s impressive to think people can be shooting 2” groups at 300m with iron sights. I will have to try it myself! The rifle itself is hard to get a ton of information on, but that’s why it’s so interesting to me. I picked it up today, I suppose Christmas came early.
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  2. Pete D.

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    Wow. What a neat piece.
    I hope to read about your accuracy testing soon.
    Pete
     
  3. ApacheCoTodd

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    Not much below the receiver appeals to me - though I *get* it.

    The hard parts now...... Holy guacamole! STUNNING!

    As to the thread title? It truly IS so very, verrrry Swiss.:thumbup:

    Todd.
     
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    That’s awesome!
     
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  5. Jessesky

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    At 300 meters, I think the misses Will easily be my fault over the rifle’s
     
  6. stillquietvoice

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    Beautiful rifle can't wait for a range report.
     
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    Beautiful rifle that should shoot very well for you.

    Regarding information,
    There was a Swiss fellow with the forum handle Guisan that was on Gunboards who was a fount of all knowledge of Swiss rifles. Believe that he passed on but you might find some information if you search for posts with his name on it.
     
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  8. Walkalong

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    Indeed!
     
  9. Jessesky

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    Thank you! I will do a search
     
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    That’s just cool. :)
     
  11. dcloco

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    WOW! Simply WOW!

    The original K31's are nothing to sneeze at either.
     
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    beauty, but right handed biased!
     
  13. George P

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    Very cool! Does that little lever on the back right side of the stock act to adjust the buttplate?
     
  14. Jessesky

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    Yes exactly. Has quite a bit of LOP
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    Love K31s. That's a beaut!
     
  16. Steel Horse Rider

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    Depending on the target size, a regular K31 with the standard sights will give you enough accuracy that a miss is the operators fault, in my experience. I have 4 of them now and am always looking for more.
     
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    Wow, nice find!
     
  19. Gordon
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    Is i single shot ? Wow , just WOW!!!!!
     
  20. Demi-human

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    Judging by picture four, this is not a small firearm. What is the overall weight?

    Edelweiss Arms has many examples of fine Swiss manufacture.

    A very beautiful piece. What are your plans for it?
     
  21. bannockburn

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    Yeah I would say Christmas definitely came early with this outstanding example of a Swiss target rifle!
     
  22. tbs

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    I miss my K-31 it was a great shooter, but other priorities took precedence.

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  23. Steel Horse Rider

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    Is that a lefty? I have never seen a K31 in a left hand model.
     
  24. Jessesky

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    If I had to guess it’s a swiss products left hand charging handle attachment. They sell them on a website, but I may be wrong
     
  25. Slamfire

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    A shooting bud of mine "Gordo" used Hammerli straight pull rifles shooting International in the 1950's. I found a book with a picture of Gordo and asked him to autograph, and I asked what he was using in the Central American Pan Am games, and he said a straight pull Hammerli. I don't know if the actions were military, or copies of military, but there are more Swiss Hammerli rifle models around than we American's are aware of.

    Your rifle is rare and wonderful.

    This is a mid 1970's Anschutz and you can see just how similar the stocks are

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