K 31 Swiss Military Rifle First Production Year

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Description: This Swiss Model K31 rifle is a magazine-fed, straight-pull bolt action rifle. It was the standard issue rifle of the Swiss armed forces from 1933 until 1958 though some remained in service into the 1970s. It has a 6-round detachable magazine, and is chambered for the 7.5×55mm Swiss a cartridge with ballistic qualities similar to the 7.62×51mm NATO/.308 Winchester cartridge. The Model K31 rifles are noted for their excellent accuracy and quality. The Swiss armed forces considered individual marksmanship to be of utmost importance. Therefore, the K31 was made with tight tolerances and excellent overall craftsmanship. According to the Swiss Military manual for the K31 expected accuracy off a fix rest at a range of 328 yards was 2 inches. Accuracy of fire at a range of 1,094 yards was 8 inches. This K31 rifle has stamped matching serial numbers on: barrel, receiver and magazine. Bolt is is not matching. Stock and hand guards show normal use with no cracks. Grip area of stock as a area of missing wood. 56 stamp on the rear tang indicates the rifle went through an military arsenal rework in 1956. Has some paint on rear stock area appears to be an old unit or rack number. Bore is bright with no pitting. Serial number puts this rifle's manufacture date as 1933. 1933 was the first year of production for the K31 with only 1,193 manufactured. Serial number puts this rifle as number 419 off the manufacturing line in 1933. Rifle also has a “trooper” tag under the butt plate giving the name, rank, unit and town of the soldier the rifle was last issued to. Comes with original K31 military leather sling. This rifle was purchased by a collector in 2002 then put away and never fired. Has a very small import mark in the front barrel area. This early manufactured K31 would make a good addition to a collection or an excellent shooter. Can be purchased on a C&Rffl. Credit cards 3.5%. Many additional photos on request. 29


Condition: Used - See Item Description
Caliber: 7.5 x 55 mm Schmidt Rubin
Location: OR

Trades Accepted: No

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Item #: 911066480
Seller Since: Mar. 2000
Seller Level: Local Connect
This seller is an FFL
City: Prineville
State: OR
Phone: 541-447-4137
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Price:
$759.00


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