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    Joined the club and I am out of control

    I know these have been around for awhile but they haven’t really been on my radar for some reason. Then I started looking at videos and reading about the K31 and decided I needed one for my collection. When I found out Centerfire systems had K31s for $399 it was time to get one. Then I saw a tiger striped example that I had to have it too. What a fantastic rifle!! Looking at the K11. Got some stripper clips. Ammo pouch. Ammo. Now I’ve got a proper addiction going on.

    Top - pretty mixmaster with receiver and barrel matching from 1937. Magazine is also from 1937 but is 8000 numbers off. Beautiful Tiger-striped stock (photos don’t do it justice) is from 1942. Bolt is from 1947. Was rode hard and put up wet but I love it. Butt plate screws are frozen so cannot see if there is a tag in there yet - soaking with Kroil. Looks like a Swissicon soldier regularly cleaned his muddy/snow encrusted boots with the butt.

    Bottom - from Centerfire systems all matching from 1941 except magazine from 1944. Owned by a guy from Herisau Switzerland.

    Last edited by levallois; 09-24-2022 at 03:00 PM.
    It ain't like it used to be, but it'll do.

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    Edelweiss arms has many to choose from with great descriptions and the like to run sales also.

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    Thank you. I didn't know about Edelweiss Arms.
    It ain't like it used to be, but it'll do.

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    $400/USD for a K-31 man thats cheap over here they range from $1200/Aud up to $2,000 plus/Aud, they are very accurate rifles the only drawback is they chuck the brass a fair way backwards over ones head.
    Good for you range pics of course.

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    Always amazes me how beautiful the K31 is from muzzle to the stock grip and then you meet all of the ugliness of the last 4 inches of the stock. The amount of damage must have been some type of badge of honor for the Swissicon troops.

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    Cinders - I am sorry to hear that - these are great rifles but that’s alot of money. Will post range pics but I am looking for some GP11 for a decent price.

    Singer B - it is pretty bad - the other side is worse - breaks your heart -


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    Quote Originally Posted by levallois View Post
    Cinders - I am sorry to hear that - these are great rifles but that’s alot of money. Will post range pics but I am looking for some GP11 for a decent price.

    Singer B - it is pretty bad - the other side is worse - breaks your heart -

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/impo...62xnjpeg-1.jpg
    That is a great tiger stripe! I just have one with the beech and another with the walnut. The gun I really like is my G11. Old school but with the Swissicon perfectionist touch.

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    I was lucky to find it. However, the damage done to the end of the butt stock is unbelievable.

    It ain't like it used to be, but it'll do.

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    It depends on how "deep' that discolouration goes.

    Check out the work of Mark Novak (Anvil) for lots of good pointers for saving wooden stocks without "bubba-fying" them

    Lots of excellent, practical info in Mark's videos.

    For example:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce_in_Oz View Post
    It depends on how "deep' that discolouration goes.

    Check out the work of Mark Novak (Anvil) for lots of good pointers for saving wooden stocks without "bubba-fying" them

    Lots of excellent, practical info in Mark's videos.

    For example:

    Thank you for that great video. I love how Mark calls it a "conservation project." That is the best description for most of what I do and correctly describes the goal of the project.

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