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Old 07-30-2014, 09:20 PM
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Just got a 1955 Swiss K31. It was factory refurbished to like-new condition by Waffenfabrik - Bern, around 1962 and put in storage for over half a century.

Anyone familiar with these rifles knows how rough even "good condition" K31s are usually in, even though they are amazingly accurate. This is about as close to a "new" milsurp firearm as I'll probably ever get. Bluing is 100% and the wood has onky some marring consistent with log-term crate storage. Even the 50+ year old leather sling is like new.



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Just got a 1955 Swiss K31. It was factory refurbished to like-new condition by Waffenfabrik - Bern, around 1962 and put in storage for over half a century. Anyone familiar with these rifles knows how rough even "good condition" K31s are usually in, even though they are amazingly accurate. This is about as close to a "new" milsurp firearm as I'll probably ever get. Bluing is 100% and the wood has onky some marring consistent with log-term crate storage. Even the 50+ year old leather sling is like new.
cool, what's the value of a gun like that?
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cool, what's the value of a gun like that?
Whatever someone is willing to pay for it.

Hard to tell, as K31s like this don't become available very often. I was willing to pay $595. The way I see it, if this rifle were made today it would probably cost more than $1200. An M1 Garand or M1903 in this condition would also be well north of $1K (and they made 10 times as many of those than K31s).
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:21 PM
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Those are cool guns and that one is beautiful.
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Whatever someone is willing to pay for it.

Hard to tell, as K31s like this don't become available very often. I was willing to pay $595. The way I see it, if this rifle were made today it would probably cost more than $1200. An M1 Garand or M1903 in this condition would also be well north of $1K (and they made 10 times as many of those than K31s).
If I was going to be spending that kind of money, I would just spend a little more and get a nice M1A

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I haven't posted my equalizer in awhile.It started as a Maverick 88 20ga. pump action.I changed everything and made it a home defense,before you knock the 20ga. I've had 3 rotator cuff operations so a 12 ga. is not practical for me.

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Nothing wrong with a 20 ga, bob. I have both 12s and 20 gas. and I prefer the 20 in almost every situation.
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I haven't posted my equalizer in awhile.It started as a Maverick 88 20ga. pump action.I changed everything and made it a home defense,before you knock the 20ga. I've had 3 rotator cuff operations so a 12 ga. is not practical for me.
Check these out Bob. They're for 12 ga, but might be able to make it work on a 20.

It's a recoil reducing stock. Has a spring system to take a lot of felt recoil. I've heard very good reviews on them. They have them for rifles too. Rem 700 for example

http://mobile.walmart.com/ip/BLACKHA...Black/20754612
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Going up in the woods tomorrow with a friend to shoot some of our guns I'll have pics tomorrow. We should be bringing my m1 carbine, mosin, 10/22, and his .223 and his 22 for some fun plinking around
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Going up in the woods tomorrow with a friend to shoot some of our guns I'll have pics tomorrow. We should be bringing my m1 carbine, mosin, 10/22, and his .223 and his 22 for some fun plinking around
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Old 08-02-2014, 03:59 AM
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Nothing wrong with a 20 ga, bob. I have both 12s and 20 gas. and I prefer the 20 in almost every situation.
Thanks Robbie,it does make a nice big hole!

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Check these out Bob. They're for 12 ga, but might be able to make it work on a 20.

It's a recoil reducing stock. Has a spring system to take a lot of felt recoil. I've heard very good reviews on them. They have them for rifles too. Rem 700 for example

http://mobile.walmart.com/ip/BLACKHA...Black/20754612
Thanks Mike,I thought about a recoil stock, but went with the hand grip, so I could keep it clear away from my shoulder.With the 18.5" barrel there isn't much aim to it.
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:56 AM
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Thanks Mike,I thought about a recoil stock, but went with the hand grip, so I could keep it clear away from my shoulder.With the 18.5" barrel there isn't much aim to it.
I believe they make it without the buttstock too. Check Blackhawks website
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:14 AM
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Only got a few pics and his break action .223 kept jamming:/ but here's my m1 carbine and my friend shooting it. I got a bullseye at 75 yards with it and just iron sights. Great little gun
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:36 AM
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Only got a few pics and his break action .223 kept jamming:/ but here's my m1 carbine and my friend shooting it. I got a bullseye at 75 yards with it and just iron sights. Great little gun
How was a break action jamming?
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How was a break action jamming?
After you shoot it would only break open half way and wouldn't go any farther to kick the shell back
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