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

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Jessesky, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. tbs

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    That is a Burgen left hand charge handle. I had to order it from a gunsmith in Switzerland, very expensive at the time $320.00. The St. Pierre model came out after this one and was designed after this one.
     
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  2. Ryden

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    Swiss target rifles are awsome but the modern ones have lost some of the beauty of the original
    We have a discussion of the best way to paper patch bullets on a Swedish forum and this is the thread starter's rifle.

     
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  3. Kleanbore

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    These were listed in an early fifties Shooters Bible that I had.

    No mention that the action was Schmidt-Rubin, but it was obvious.

    They were available in .300 H&H Magnum.
     
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  4. Legionnaire
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    That is very cool.
     
  5. ATLDave

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    And here's the halfway point between them:

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    I freakin' love the OP's gun. One of these days, I'll get a k31, but I doubt it'll be anywhere near as nice as that precision machine!
     
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  6. LeonCarr

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    The OP has a beautiful rifle.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
  7. Offfhand

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    Back in the '70's when I was much involved in International Rifle competition (300 m) our team was in Switzerland and were invited to a tour of the Hammerli plant. At the time they were probably best known for their single shot 50m "Free" pistols, but also for the performance for their rifles. Especially their .22 RF, 50m ("Free") rifle. (The "Free" designation referring to rifles and pistols conforming to International (Olympic) rules which were essentially free of regulations concerning configurations such as hook butt plates, palm rests, trigger pull, etc. I was surprised to see the straight pull actions, such as shown by OP, used for free rifles. They had several racks of them apparently awaiting distribution to various Swiss shooting clubs. I was also impressed, amazed actually, at the 300m shooting ranges near so many villages and hamlets, which certainly explained why the country turned out so many high quality marksmen. While at the Hammerli factory I ordered their .22 target rifle, with Tanner sights, which at the time were pretty much the Gold Standard of International target rifles. Not long after, Anschutz became the dominate rifle in International, as well as in US competitions, and I switched to other brands but kept the beautifully crafted Hammerli, shown here, for old times sake.. DSC_0595.JPG DSC_0600.JPG DSC_0603.JPG Hamm2.JPG
     
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  8. Gordon
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    WOW ! Just WOW!
     
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