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Markus
11-15-2010, 3:11 PM
I was thinking aimsurplus or jgsales... Any recomendations?

olhunter
11-15-2010, 3:27 PM
Everything I've ever bought from Aim was better than expected.

The K31's are on sale.

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=F3K31&groupid=12

Excellent mechanical cond, G cosmetic.

Same price as JG's G/VG.

Markus
11-15-2010, 11:48 PM
Looks good to me! Just need to call about the status of my c&r.

bandook
11-16-2010, 12:10 AM
I was thinking aimsurplus or jgsales... Any recomendations?

I'd look at Allans-armory as well but you have to get on his mailing list and grab the best one when he lists a new K31 batch. IMO Allan exaggerates the bluing % a bit, but otherwise the guns are exactly as described.
J&G is pretty good as well.
I got one each from Allans ($200 G/VG) and J&G ($220 VG). Allan's is cleaner mechanically, but JG's is better cosmetically. I think they were within $5 of each other shipped as Allan ships his rifles in a hard gun case.

Low-Pressure
11-16-2010, 12:36 AM
http://www.allans-armory.com/aa.php

bigcasino
11-16-2010, 3:11 AM
classic arms has the k31 and the k 1911 models both. I have only looked online I have not ordered eather but they look nice.

powaybob
11-16-2010, 8:15 AM
I traveled to Prescott to get my K-31 at J&G. I got both a mini-vacation and a fine rifle. They let me look at a half-dozen before I picked one.

smle-man
11-16-2010, 8:17 AM
Simpson Ltd has a fine selection of Swiss rifles.

CSACANNONEER
11-16-2010, 8:22 AM
I've picked up 4 of them out off this forum in the last year and a half. I've paid $200 and up. So, you might be able to save on shipping if, you can find one local for $200 and, you can also inspect it too.

paul0660
11-16-2010, 8:26 AM
I always did better buying from calguns members. Thousands got imported in the last few years, and there are nice ones popping up all the time. Plus, you don't need a C$R for an instate purchase.

Markus
11-16-2010, 10:33 AM
There's none on the market right now. Plus it would be my first c&r purchase.

gunn
11-16-2010, 10:41 AM
I bought a super nice one from JGSales without any fuss. it was a premium priced tiger striped walnut stock for $240 IIRC.
My original was bought F2F in 2007 for ~$150.
http://www.jgsales.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=K-31&search_in_description=1&osCsid=d5c7987d0625c5e1dce944a89cd922a1

IMO, while there's a good supply in the US, it doesn't look like prices have appreciated that much after the initial run up. Folks have told me that before ammo was readily available (2001 or 2004, i forget), these could be picked up for $75/ea.

If I needed ANOTHER one, I'd probably spring for one with a serial # matching bayonet (wasn't available when I bought my first one). Bayonets are worth $75 and to get one that matches YOUR rifle for a slight premium over their standard price for a walnut stock is pretty sweet (~$200-220, same as in 2007).

-g