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Mustang
04-01-2013, 4:17 PM
I've got this thing for Swiss rifles, especially the late manufactured ones and especially the ones that have Swiss match stickers on them.

Today I scored a K31 hat trick...late manufacture, Swiss match stickers and a Private series serial number



Description advised as follows

Swiss Schmidt-Rubin Karabiner Model 1931 (K31) Straight-Pull Rifle, #268285, 7.5x55mm Swiss, 25.7'' barrel, blue finish, European walnut stock, with sling. Import marked. Condition is fine to near excellent retaining approx. 95% blue on receiver. Stock shows minor dings, scratches, thinning to finish, and light oil staining. Action is crisp, bore is fine. Minor corrosion near rear sight should clean easily.

kouye
04-01-2013, 4:26 PM
Sweet!

Latigo
04-01-2013, 4:38 PM
Very nice! Except................. It's not a Schmidt Rubin. ;)

Mustang
04-01-2013, 4:46 PM
Very nice! Except................. It's not a Schmidt Rubin. ;)

LOL...you know that...and I know that...apparently the auction house doesn't.
;)

MMA
04-01-2013, 7:16 PM
Nice gun!! congrats!

They had good deals on several Swiss rifles, including the one with the diopter sights.

Mustang
04-01-2013, 7:21 PM
Nice gun!! congrats!

They had good deals on several Swiss rifles, including the one with the diopter sights.

They sure did. That one went for not much more than the sight was worth

Enfield47
04-01-2013, 8:16 PM
Congrats! :thumbsup:

Mustang
04-01-2013, 11:08 PM
Thanks, '47

Mustang
04-10-2013, 11:14 AM
My new P series K31 arrived at my FFL today. I got a chance to look it over before it went into his safe and everything looks as advertised. Bore is blindingly bright, a few dents on the stock and a little spot of corrosion on the rear sight and receiver. Should be a good shooter.

I looked over the match stickers and will post pics after the "10-day cooling off" period.

Zin_dawg
04-10-2013, 8:45 PM
Mustang:

Which auction house did you get that _gorgeous_ K31?

Mustang
04-14-2013, 10:36 AM
Mustang:

Which auction house did you get that _gorgeous_ K31?

I got it from the Orange Coast auction in SoCal.

Mustang
05-12-2013, 6:34 PM
Finally got some pictures of the match stickers...

pro-nra
05-12-2013, 7:20 PM
The stickers add that "cool factor". That is similar to what the Swedish did for their match rifles. One of my CG-63 has about 4 stickers on the left side of the butt.

Mustang
05-12-2013, 8:11 PM
I'm hoping someone will tell me what they say.

glennsche
05-12-2013, 8:42 PM
The top sticker in pink and white says "weapon identification number"

The one underneath (middle sticker) says the equiv. of "22nd Shooting fest, Canton Uri" on the top line. Next line is the name of the villages where it took place (schattdorf and andermatt). Line after that is date, obviously.

the bottom sticker is the same format, just from a different Canton, this time "26th Shooting fest, Canton Schwyz. The town it took place in is Einsiedeln.

Tanner68
05-12-2013, 8:51 PM
Very nice! Except................. It's not a Schmidt Rubin. ;)

Can you elaborate please.

Pthfndr
05-13-2013, 6:22 AM
Can you elaborate please.

The K31 is a straight pull bolt rifle, but it's not a Schmidt Rubin.

The 1911, K11, 96/11, 1889 are all Schmidt Rubin design actions.

Mustang
05-13-2013, 6:53 AM
The top sticker in pink and white says "weapon identification number"

The one underneath (middle sticker) says the equiv. of "22nd Shooting fest, Canton Uri" on the top line. Next line is the name of the villages where it took place (schattdorf and andermatt). Line after that is date, obviously.

the bottom sticker is the same format, just from a different Canton, this time "26th Shooting fest, Canton Schwyz. The town it took place in is Einsiedeln.

Thanks, glennsche. I know you lived over there until recently. Did you participate in any rifle matches when you lived in Switzerland?

1-M-42
05-13-2013, 12:13 PM
Steve, stop buying guns, some of us would like a chance at one or two.....

Guisan
05-13-2013, 12:32 PM
Can you elaborate please.

Schmidt (gun designer) and Rubin (ammo developer) had both passed away when the testing of the first K31's started in the late twenties. Colonel Furrer was responsible for the K31 design being the CO of Waffenfabrik Bern in those days.

Tanner68
05-13-2013, 12:36 PM
The K31 is a straight pull bolt rifle, but it's not a Schmidt Rubin.

The 1911, K11, 96/11, 1889 are all Schmidt Rubin design actions.

Schmidt (gun designer) and Rubin (ammo developer) had both passed away when the testing of the first K31's started in the late twenties. Colonel Furrer was responsible for the K31 design being the CO of Waffenfabrik Bern in those days.

OK, so this would be applicable to all K31s, and is not particular to the OP's rifle.

Pthfndr
05-13-2013, 1:03 PM
OK, so this would be applicable to all K31s, and is not particular to the OP's rifle.

That is correct.

Mustang
05-13-2013, 2:25 PM
Steve, stop buying guns, some of us would like a chance at one or two.....

I can't. Please stop me before I buy again...