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Latigo
02-07-2012, 5:38 PM
The k31/42.
Note the fold-down periscope type sight offset to the left of the receiver.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/zfk3155/k3142b.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/zfk3155/k3142a.jpg

These k31/42s and k31/43s are in the $3,000.00 and up category.

rojocorsa
02-07-2012, 5:58 PM
That is the only peri-rifle-scope I've ever seen in my life.

Is this unique to the Swiss?

Latigo
02-07-2012, 6:05 PM
To my knowledge, it's a Swiss design and original patent, so I'd say so. They were replaced by the zfk55.

rojocorsa
02-07-2012, 6:10 PM
I notice the '55 looks "normal."

Did they decide that the '42 wasn't worth the bother?

Latigo
02-07-2012, 6:15 PM
Aactually the zfk55 and the k31 rifles only have one small part in common. Though they seem to look alike, they're quite different rifles.
The zfk42 and zfk43 were issue sniper rifles for their time. With the newly designed zfk55 and it's accompanying performance, the 42s and 43s were no longer necessary and were retired in the main.

rojocorsa
02-07-2012, 6:22 PM
What are those differences between the normal K-31 and the zfk55? I would have assumed they had the same action.

Latigo
02-07-2012, 7:09 PM
You're not reading the main thread on Swiss rifles?? :confused::D
Go up, click and scroll down.

big103
02-07-2012, 9:44 PM
Nice looking rifle there. Neat looking design. Does it have magnification?

rojocorsa
02-07-2012, 10:45 PM
You're not reading the main thread on Swiss rifles?? :confused::D
Go up, click and scroll down.

Whoops. No, I actually haven't explored every single last nook and cranny of Swiss Rifles. (Just to go into perspective, I've lost track of how many forums I'm on).

Latigo
02-08-2012, 5:56 AM
Rojo!...... I mean OUR main thread at the top! Right here on CalGuns.:D

Big103, it's a 2 power.

rojocorsa
02-08-2012, 6:42 AM
D'Oh!

Sampachi
02-08-2012, 2:01 PM
I always thought that this was a very nice design. It would be extremely hard to figure out who the sharpshooter was in a squad of riflemen.
Magnification can't be too powerful, I'd presume.

Latigo
02-08-2012, 2:34 PM
Big103, it's a 2 power.
Wellll........... :D

Cessnapilot89
02-08-2012, 8:13 PM
Latigo, where would someone look to buy one?

big103
02-08-2012, 11:22 PM
Wellll........... :D

All right thanks

Latigo
02-09-2012, 3:27 AM
Latigo, where would someone look to buy one?

I have two sources. Email me at swissproducts@centurytel.net
They do show up once in a while, and there still might be a couple of them in the US. The last I heard was maybe two months ago.

bruceflinch
02-09-2012, 8:33 AM
Latigo, where would someone look to buy one?

You a Trust Fund Baby? For a young Man, you have way too much disposable income...:D


That is pretty cool, Latigo! Thanks for posting.

CSACANNONEER
02-09-2012, 8:55 AM
Nice rifle. Thanks for sharing.


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That is the only peri-rifle-scope I've ever seen in my life.

Is this unique to the Swiss?

IIRC, there was a periscoped rifle for trench warfare.

Cessnapilot89
02-09-2012, 10:46 AM
You a Trust Fund Baby? For a young Man, you have way too much disposable income...:D


That is pretty cool, Latigo! Thanks for posting.

Sorry Bruce, not a trust fund baby just industrious :D

bruceflinch
02-09-2012, 12:33 PM
Sorry Bruce, not a trust fund baby just industrious :D

I like industrious young Men. I was going to introduce my daughter to Rojocorsa, but he like cigars....:D

Cessnapilot89
02-09-2012, 12:40 PM
I like industrious young Men. I was going to introduce my daughter to Rojocorsa, but he like cigars....:D

Haha, oh boy does he like cigars. Rojocorsa is a good guy. He is a very trustworthy and upstanding man.

Latigo
02-09-2012, 12:42 PM
I happen to know he doesn't smoke them. He just chews on them for effect.
Walking down mainstreet with a stogie clenched in his teeth... all the little girls look at him and marvel. :D
Its even more impressive when he has his horseshoe taps on his heels. He skids one foot along the concrete and makes a roostertail of sparks. Much more impressive. :D

Cessnapilot89
02-09-2012, 12:47 PM
Latigo, thanks again for the help! I appreciate it.

rojocorsa
02-09-2012, 1:53 PM
I like industrious young Men. I was going to introduce my daughter to Rojocorsa, but he like cigars....:D

Hahahaha.

I had forgotten about that. Still, I don't think anyone else on this site has ever even been considered for such an honor. :) Cigars or not.


Nothing wrong with enjoying what I consider one of the finer points of Latin American culture every once in a while. ;)


Thanks for the kind words, gentlemen.

Latigo's post especially made me chuckle.

Latigo
02-09-2012, 2:35 PM
CP89, if nothing comes from AFA in Switzerland, email me back again. I know a few guys. :D

Cessnapilot89
02-09-2012, 5:12 PM
I'll get ready to sell my kidney(s) now.