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Swiss K31 Carbine Rifle - 7.5x55

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Product Specs
  • 7.5x55 claiber
  • Straight pull bolt action
  • Good to Very Good Condition... Nice Bores
  • About 80% of them have slings (all hand selects will come with slings)
License Requirement Curio and Relic
Manufacturer Schmidt Rubin
Mfg. Part Number Swiss K31 Rifle
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Caliber/Gauge 7.5x55
Threaded Barrel No
Free Shipping No
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Swiss K31 Carbine Rifle - 7.5x55

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MPN: Swiss K31 Rifle |  Email to a Friend

Really Nice straight pull K-31 7.5x55 caliber Swiss Rifles


Good to Very Good . Most have leather slings but cannot guarantee you will receive a sling... Probably an 80% chance.  However, slings will definitely be included with all hand selected rifles. 

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Brutus' Description

Although the K31 is a straight-pull carbine like many other Swiss rifles, it was not designed by Rudolf Schmidt (1832-1898) as he was not alive to do so . The K31 was a totally new design by Eidgenossische Waffenfabrik in Bern, Switzerland under Colonel Furrer, and the gun does not have the Schmidt-designed 1889 or 1896 action. The first 200 K31s were made in May 1931 for troop trials (serials 500,001 - 500,200), thus the model number of 1931.

We were out of these for quite some time and just received a small quantity back in. This is without a doubt the best batch of K-31 rifles we have ever received. Stocks will show some dents and dings and bluing will show some wear in The Swiss never used corrosive ammo and all of the bores I have seen have been exceptional. These rifles combined with the round they fire  are well known for being match accurate. Really good surplus is drying up fast so I would encourage you to get yours today.

Solid NRA Good  Condition with some bordering on very good. 

 Expect some cosmetic wear and normal dents and dings on the stocks and typical bluing wear, but overall really good serviceable surplus condition .

These have gotten so much harder to find and really nice ones like this these are very rare... and there are no more on the horizon... Hurry.  

Some of these may have very minor cracks in the wood stocks as are common to these rifles from this era. We have only seen these minor cracks in a few and in most of  those cases they are for the most part relegated to the handguards, but in any case, if they are there, they will be very minor and not detract from the function of the rifle. In fact, any cracks that we have found have been so minor as to almost be a non issue and we only mention it because there is the possibility of them being there and we simply don't have the time or manpower to go through each rifle with a fine tooth comb looking for every minor fracture. 

Even if we did, sometimes you will find a minor crack in a non stress area like a handguard, but the rifle overall will be far better than the others beside it without a minor crack. Then it becomes a judgement call. As such, here is our position. We know there are a few with minor cracks in the batch, as such, no matter how slight, there is a possibility of  getting one. If that is a deal breaker then don't buy one of these. 

The importer has some of these importer stamped as Schmidt Ruben, and others importer stamped as Waffenfabrik.  Regardless of the stamping the rifles appear identical and we are selling them all under the same sku. Again, this is largely a non issue but we did want to make you aware that importer stampings may vary. 

Many ( about 40 % ) of these have their original muzzle cap/sight protector and while we do not guarantee the receipt of of this accessory with the rifle there is a 
chance of receiving this with the firearm. 

Important Please Read - When it comes to Swiss rifles the grading standard can be a little skewd. The Swiss are renowned for their quality workmanship and attention to detail, and the Swiss soldiers typically took very good care to keep their rifles functional and serviceable. However, they used their rifles and carried them in training in very harsh weather conditions. As such it is very typical for the external surfaces of Swiss surplus rifles to be well used and you can expect these rifles to have a lot of dents and dings or minor cracks in the stock. You can also expect for there to be a certain amount of bluing wear that would possibly  be considered excessive on any other surplus rifle. ....

As such, when detremining the condition of Swiss rifles the industry tends to grade them against not what you or I would consider good, or very good or excelent, but rather against the average condition of other Swiss rifle shipments that we have seen in the past.  

Now we have seen a lot of Swiss rifles and by Swiss rifle standards, these come in as pretty darn nice. In fact I think that they are a little better overall than out last batch from a different importer and everyone considered those pretty nice. Still, if you are expecting your rifle to sparkle like a new penny when you open the box then save yourself the disappointment and don't order one of these. 

 

Most have leather slings but cannot guarantee you will receive a sling... Probably an 80% chance. 
Hand Select of course will guarantee a sling . We will hand select for best of 10 cosmetically for an additional $20.00.





Manufacturer's Description

These are very nice 7.5x55 caliber, straight pull. Good to Very Good condition. Most have leather slings but cannot guarantee you will receive a sling... Probably an 80% chance. Slings will definitely be included with all hand selected rifles.

Additional Information

Product Specs
  • 7.5x55 claiber
  • Straight pull bolt action
  • Good to Very Good Condition... Nice Bores
  • About 80% of them have slings (all hand selects will come with slings)
License Requirement Curio and Relic
Manufacturer Schmidt Rubin
Mfg. Part Number Swiss K31 Rifle
UPC No
Caliber/Gauge 7.5x55
Threaded Barrel No
Free Shipping No
Flat Rate Shipping No

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Absolute gem
Review by Terah on 8/14/15
Quality
I purchased this rifle year ago and immediately took it apart for cleaning and lubrication. The wood was in great condition with the usual dents. The metal finish was well cared for and the bluing seasoned beautifully with age. This rifle SHOOTS. It is ridiculous how accurate it fires. The front sight was zeroed properly by the soldier who owned it, so I thankfully did'nt have to fuss with it. Fired 60 rounds in one trip and enjoyed every pull of the bolt. 25, 50, 75 and 100 yard shots found the targets with ease. The trigger is made for precise hits and the Swiss ammo seems incapable of mediocrity. It is serious ammunition. The K31 is unreal.
Good
Review by PB on 6/27/15
Quality
I choosed hand select and received a very nice walnut k31 all numbers matching. It came with its original leather sling which was a surprise. For the bigger surprise mine also had a matching troop tag even though I didn't select the option for it. Most k31's stocks are rough, this one has only a handful of small dings, very nice shape.

The bluing is 95 % and the crown and rifling is strong. near excellent. Great customer service as always, Thanks Classic Firearms.
Horrible and Regretful
Review by Frank on 6/25/15
Quality
Yes.....now that I have your attention . Received my Swiss K31 after the wait ( not even 7 days ) opened the box and I was shocked inside was a beautiful tiger striped and great bluing K31. I opted for a hand picked rifle and that is what I got. I have bought 2 mosins they look to be unissued . Was a little Leary shot this purchase ,did it anyway. Classic has now SPOILED me! The guy who picked mine thank you soooooo much . As far as the REGRET part..... My only regret ....I wish I bought the Bayonet.Still another continued satisfied custom.Thank you CLASSIC FIREARMS.
A Great Milsurp
Review by PacRimVet777 on 6/6/15
Quality
Opted for the hand select and received a 1939 with a walnut stock, leather sling, troop tag and with all numbers matching.

The condition of the stock was in fair condition, for a K-31. With that said it was pretty beat up. But hey, that's what gives these guns their character. The bluing was just a tad faded. The condition of the barrel is in excellent condition. Due to the stocks condition I re-furbed the finish. No sanding so as to preserve it's character and touched up the bluing just a tad.

The proof is in the pudding though. What can this bad boy do at the range. Using GP11 ammo I got consistent groupings better that 1". This rifle is without a doubt one of the most accurate in my collection. It definitely would have rated five stars if the stock would not have fallen down a mountain.
great rifle
Review by Keith on 6/2/15
Quality
took the hand select & troop tag option, received beautiful rifle-the stock is near perfect-and what a great shooter. ordered on thursday april 30th , received it on may 13th.. I am truly impressed.
Impressed
Review by Aaron on 5/20/15
Quality
I had read a lot of reviews prior to taking the plunge. I did NOT choose the hand select option. After placing my order i had to wait over 10 days for it to be shipped. Thats almost unacceptably long in this day and age, but this review is about the gun so... I eagerly tracked the package and when it arrived at my LGS i immediately picked it up. It came in a cardboard box, DOUBLE wrapped in large bubble wrap. I was getting several greedy looks from the guys behind the counter. The stock was a little dinged as to be expected, and all metal had that lovely light grease the Swiss used. Only three or four TINY spots of surface rust that came right off with a little JB and work. Bluing is great. The bolt and bore were pristine, lightly greased, and the rifling looked almost brand new. Sharp, clean, and very nice for a MILSURP rifle. The bolt even had minimal wear. No visible ring on the bolt face from firing, and the cam bearing surface (technical term is thingamabobber) that allows the locking lugs to rotate and a major friction piont in the system still has bluing! Now for the best part. The trigger. Its clean, light with a long steady first stage, a little wierd at first, but its got a glass rod break. Simply amazing for a battle rifle. I was raised on really light triggers and prefer them. this one made me smile. Folks, when these are in stock, dont wait. Get one. You will regret it if you dont.
A 1937 Beauty!
Review by Tom on 5/15/15
Quality
Received my K-31 today. Packing and shipping was a bit slow, and the product went out of stock while I was waiting for it to be packed and shipped. I admit I was getting a bit worried. But it finally shipped out and I received quickly once it shipped.

I was AMAZED at the condition and quality of this rifle. I looked-up the serial number and found it was produced in 1937. Mine came with the walnut stock and sling. I also ordered a bayonet.

The wood stock on this looks almost new. No chewed up butt or major dents -- awesome. The steel and bluing is also in very good shape. Functionally, it seems fine but I have not shot it yet, still doing some cleaning, etc.

Mine came with "match stickers" affixed to the top wood. Personally, I thought this was very cool and will do my best to preserve them.

I paid for the "best of 10", and obviously got it.

I would recommend purchasing from Classic Firearms!
happy happy
Review by Cameron on 4/24/15
Quality
The stock was a tad bit more dinged up than I had hoped for since I chose the hand select ( I got a sling ) However with s small amount of grease and TLC it has greatly improved. Bluing is good but there is some wear. The over all quality of this rifle is the best of and milsurp I own. The trigger is outstanding. Bore, lands and groves are perfect as far as I can tell. No troop tag ( I didn't pay for one BTW ). The rifle fits the description.
Classic Arms has been a great company to deal with, this was my 4th milsurp from them.
Matches the hype
Review by B on 4/21/15
Quality
Opted for the hand select and received a 1942 with a walnut stock, and leather sling, sadly no troop tag, but all numbers are matching, including the stock and hand guard. I was very happy with Classic Arms, who shipped the rifle promptly and constantly sent emails updating on the status of my order.

The condition of the stock was in fairly good condition, especially when compared to other K31s, particularly other walnut stocks that I've seen. A few "beaver marks" but no water damage. The bluing is pretty faded and there is wear on the operating rod. But the condition of the barrel is amazing. Once I removed the the stock and hand guard the exterior of the barrel is excellent with absolutely no pitting. When I first checked the bore it was quite dirty with grease, but once I ran a boresnake through and checked again, the bore was unbelievably pristine and in excellent condition. It was like looking in a mirror, as if the rifle was made yesterday.

Taking the rifle shooting sealed the excellent review. Using surplus GP11 ammo, the rifle was pretty much sighted in without needing any adjustments. The two stage trigger is crisp, like glass breaking, and the rifle would consistently knock over animal shillouette targets out to 300 meters, which was the farthest distance I was able to shoot that day unfortunately. It without a doubt shoots better than I am able to, and I can't wait to see what it can do at even further distances. I cannot speak enough about how accurate this rifle is.

The only negatives about the rifle have nothing to do with the rifle itself or Classic. The downside is that the Swiss were not able to build millions of k31s, therefore finding accessories and replacement parts is going to be difficult and expensive if the need arises. Also it would have been nice if the rifle came with a muzzle cap, as it seems K31s from Classic came with them before, but I guess this shipment didn't come with any, which is more than made up by the good overall condition of the rifle compared to previous batches.

In summary, I am a very happy customer as Classic Firearms sold an excellent product.
great condition
Review by bill on 4/17/15
Quality
fine looking carbine
Looks new! Want more!
Review by Wes on 4/14/15
Quality
I just received my K31 today and I am extremely pleased with what I got.
-Shipping was pretty fast, ordered on a Friday, shipped the next Wednesday, and received on Monday 4/13 (would have been Saturday if UPS delivered on Saturday)
-I received lots of emails informing me of the progress of my order, so there was little to guess about.
-The package came in undamaged, the rifle was wrapped neatly in bubble wrap, and it was easy to unpack.
-The rifle looks amazing! Dated 1933! I checked the hand selection option and that's what I got, just beautiful. I also begged for a walnut stock, and I'm not sure if it was a coincidence or someone at Classic answering my prayers, but that's what I got.
-I've read reviews from people raving about the trigger, and after trying it for myself,... I would have to agree completely. Amazing trigger!!!
-My only disappointment was that it didn't come with a troop tag. I didn't choose that option, so that one is entirely on me. But who knows if the rifle I got instead would have been as immaculate as this one.

I have ordered from Classic in the past and I have never been let down. This batch of K31s must be a great bunch if they're anywhere as nice as the one they sent me. Looking forward to doing more business in the future.


NRA very good condition Swiss K-31
Review by shawn on 4/13/15
Quality
My Swiss service K-31 Karabiner Was hand picked best of ten. Made in 1949 it has the nicks and dings to prove that this old Girl was in service to her homeland for Sixty Six years. I Would like to think that this rifle was strapped to the frame of a Swiss military Bicycle as the Alpenflage clad Citizen Soldiers patrolled the narrow back roads and meadows along the areas where Switzerland shares her Borders with her Neighbors.
BLOWN AWAY
Review by Rob S on 4/1/15
Quality
WOW, Classic did it again! This is the second K31 I've bought from them. The first one was super nice and shoots excellent. It's a 1956 beechwood. It has the typical scratches on the butt but not too deep and I can't complain because the rest of it is really nice. It's one of my favorite and most fun to shoot rifles. I love my Garand (cost 3X as much) too but there is something about a K. . . Anyway, I decided to buy another and was completely blown away when I pulled it out of the box. I was hoping and shamefully begged for a walnut stock so I could have one of each in my collection. I couldn't believe what I received. A beautiful 1935 walnut stock K31!!! I mean NICE!! I paid for hand select but not tag and sling. I got both. Classic has always treated me good but I almost feel guilty about this one. I can't wait to take this to the range on Sunday. What I really can't wait for is the bolt action matches to start. As everyone knows these rifles are incredibly accurate. The first time I shot mine I thought luck had rained down on me that day. I hit everything I wanted. Not so. The reality is it happens every time I take it to the range. These rifles are the cats pajamas! Better grab one while you can. THANKS CLASSIC!!! YOU GUYS AND GALS ARE AWESOME!!!
Good rifle, after heavy cleaning
Review by Ian on 3/30/15
Quality
Opted for hand select only and received a numbers matching 1940 with walnut stock, musty old sling, and troop tags under the butt plate anyway. Very cool!

The rifle came slathered in brown shellac or some kind of ancient grease residue. It was really slopped on - every external surface, the muzzle, some inside the bolt - but not quite as bad as your average cosmoline terror. A couple hours with denatured alcohol, steel wool, cheese cloth, wooden picks, swabs, a toothbrush, Ballistol, and fresh grease for the internals...

Post cleaning report: Bluing is about 80%, the stock has surprisingly few scratches / dings, action is smooth, trigger is great. This is an extremely well built rifle. The weight, balance and feel are incredible.

The rifle has a few signs of heavy use. The rear sight base has spots worn through the bluing at every graduation, indicating a lot of target practice at all ranges. While the bore is good, the crown is definitely not crisp and the first 8-9mm of the muzzle shows rounded rifling. Still better than most crowns in milsurp world and will probably shoot just fine.

According to the tags, My soldier was in Werk Kompanie, so I imagine him up in the alps building forts and practicing to shoot invading German climbers anywhere they were "spotted."

Even with the wear and greasy grime this is still a 5 star gun. Found 300 rds of GP11 at the gun show a few days back. I can't wait to take this thing out to the range sometime soon and see if it has any of that famous k31 accuracy left.





Excellent Rifle
Review by DJ-DemonSlayer on 3/29/15
Quality
1. Speed of delivery: I ordered this rifle on March 21 2015, a Saturday. It arrived on March 27, a Friday. To the Ft.Polk area. Talk about Fast!

2. Condition of Rifle: My rifle showed up in VERY GOOD condition, with only minor marks & dings. The barrel had a small amount of rust but that was easily fixed with Rem Oil, a towel, and some elbow grease. The wood was a beautiful dark brown with an original leather sling & a troop tag. Yes I selected the " best of 10" option.

3. Trigger: OH MY LORD!!! This rifle has the absolute best trigger I have ever pulled! From pistols, rifles, machine gun,shotguns, pellet guns, and super soakers!!! That includes all manner of gunsmithing and trigger modifications nothing compares to my stock K31. My heart literally skipped a beat for that first squeeze.

4. Frequency of Emails/ Customer service: I received many emails from Classic Firearms whenever my rifle reached the next level of shipping handling. I got a delivery notice/ email and literally 10 minutes later my FFL called me to pick it up. I had no issues but am absolutely positive that Classic would've been 100% helpful had the need arrived. But like Sun Tzu said better to keep the disease away than to cure it with the most miraculous of techniques. ( Not an exact quote)

5. Initial Cleaning: As you may know surplus rifles are generally covered in a protective and preservative grease like substance that can truly be a nightmare to clean out. The K31 had enough to protect the rifle but not nearly enough to cause the disturbingly long & difficult cleaning process I had come to expect with Surplus rifles. It was a relative breeze actually.

6. Potential Improvements:
I'll preface this section with saying that I have no idea how Classic receives their merchandise, how it's stored, or any of that kind of thing. I would've loved to have been able to get a Bayonet ( especially with matching serial #'s)
I'll be getting one soon any way but to have not only the rifle completely matching but also the bayonet...would simply be astonishing. In the truest since of the world.

7. Closing comments: Classic is truly a standard setter in the firearms industry. I also really like their website design. ( cheaper than dirt had the best online pricing for ammo at time of purchase)

+1 lifetime customer
$2000.00 target rifle for less than $400.00
Review by CHRIS on 3/28/15
Quality
Can you find a current production rifle made to the K31 quality standards for less than $1500.00? I have yet to. How about $2000.00? Not to mention how fun, and unique this firearm is. I have another K31 that is unusually accurate. It is well used with thin bluing. That doesnt seem to matter. The K31 rifles are just flat out target guns.
The rifle I just picked up is a hand select with a beech stock. The bluing is about 90%, and I dont think this particular rifle saw much service. The bolt face does not show any wear. The barrel/crown is just about perfect. I can see some jacket debris on the lands, and grooves. So I know it was shot at some point, perhaps to find zero.
I am very pleased with this rifle. The stock shows less than the normal bumps, and dings. I see no water damage on the stock. The sling shows very little wear from service. All matching numbers too. No troop tag. I dont think this rifle was ever issued to a soldier. Im just guessing. Maybe it was a station rifle, or checkpoint backup weapon. All of the moving parts show little to no wear.
I got a sweetheart of a K31.
Thanks Classic for another great buying experience.
Surprised
Review by Madrat on 3/27/15
Quality
Upon delivery of my K31 I was disappointed. Very. This poor rifle is beat up pretty badly. I know its surplus, I know its not perfect, but this is'nt even in good condition with the exception of the bore, which is excellent. The poor rifle is beat up pretty badly. And thats with the $20.00 hand select! I have always bragged on you guys but this was disappointing. I guess I,ll chalk this one up to somebody having a bad day. It looked nowhere close to what was pictured. I am still going to hang with you guys for now. You have been so good in the past. I was just anticipating a rifle I wouldnt have to refinish.
Hope you all have a good day and a wonderful weekend.
Kevin

Hi Madrat - We are sorry to hear the rifle did not meet your expectations. There are always a few bad apples in any large batch of surplus and it sounds like our staff may have let a bad apple slip out of here. We do apologize and stand ready to make it right. Let us know what we can do.

- The Classic Firearms Team

Exceeded my expectations
Review by Jake on 3/26/15
Quality
I was surprised by how great the condition of my K31 is. I definitely think the gun is worth the price.
Swiss K31 is fantastic
Review by Bruce on 3/24/15
Quality
Classic Firearms.....you have once again lived up to and beyond what I expected. The Swiss K31 you sent me is fantastic. Nice clean weapon with a very nice price. I will continue to tell the world that Classic Firearms is the place to go .
Keep up the good work.

Bruce
Very Good Condition K31
Review by CT on 3/23/15
Quality
I'm very pleased with this rifle. The metal is at least 90%, great bore, and the finish on the beechwood stock is very nice with minimal dings present. Transaction was smooth and shipping was fast. I'll definitely be making more purchases from Classic Firearms.

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  • Brutus' Description

    Although the K31 is a straight-pull carbine like many other Swiss rifles, it was not designed by Rudolf Schmidt (1832-1898) as he was not alive to do so . The K31 was a totally new design by Eidgenossische Waffenfabrik in Bern, Switzerland under Colonel Furrer, and the gun does not have the Schmidt-designed 1889 or 1896 action. The first 200 K31s were made in May 1931 for troop trials (serials 500,001 - 500,200), thus the model number of 1931.

    We were out of these for quite some time and just received a small quantity back in. This is without a doubt the best batch of K-31 rifles we have ever received. Stocks will show some dents and dings and bluing will show some wear in The Swiss never used corrosive ammo and all of the bores I have seen have been exceptional. These rifles combined with the round they fire  are well known for being match accurate. Really good surplus is drying up fast so I would encourage you to get yours today.

    Solid NRA Good  Condition with some bordering on very good. 

     Expect some cosmetic wear and normal dents and dings on the stocks and typical bluing wear, but overall really good serviceable surplus condition .

    These have gotten so much harder to find and really nice ones like this these are very rare... and there are no more on the horizon... Hurry.  

    Some of these may have very minor cracks in the wood stocks as are common to these rifles from this era. We have only seen these minor cracks in a few and in most of  those cases they are for the most part relegated to the handguards, but in any case, if they are there, they will be very minor and not detract from the function of the rifle. In fact, any cracks that we have found have been so minor as to almost be a non issue and we only mention it because there is the possibility of them being there and we simply don't have the time or manpower to go through each rifle with a fine tooth comb looking for every minor fracture. 

    Even if we did, sometimes you will find a minor crack in a non stress area like a handguard, but the rifle overall will be far better than the others beside it without a minor crack. Then it becomes a judgement call. As such, here is our position. We know there are a few with minor cracks in the batch, as such, no matter how slight, there is a possibility of  getting one. If that is a deal breaker then don't buy one of these. 

    The importer has some of these importer stamped as Schmidt Ruben, and others importer stamped as Waffenfabrik.  Regardless of the stamping the rifles appear identical and we are selling them all under the same sku. Again, this is largely a non issue but we did want to make you aware that importer stampings may vary. 

    Many ( about 40 % ) of these have their original muzzle cap/sight protector and while we do not guarantee the receipt of of this accessory with the rifle there is a 
    chance of receiving this with the firearm. 

    Important Please Read - When it comes to Swiss rifles the grading standard can be a little skewd. The Swiss are renowned for their quality workmanship and attention to detail, and the Swiss soldiers typically took very good care to keep their rifles functional and serviceable. However, they used their rifles and carried them in training in very harsh weather conditions. As such it is very typical for the external surfaces of Swiss surplus rifles to be well used and you can expect these rifles to have a lot of dents and dings or minor cracks in the stock. You can also expect for there to be a certain amount of bluing wear that would possibly  be considered excessive on any other surplus rifle. ....

    As such, when detremining the condition of Swiss rifles the industry tends to grade them against not what you or I would consider good, or very good or excelent, but rather against the average condition of other Swiss rifle shipments that we have seen in the past.  

    Now we have seen a lot of Swiss rifles and by Swiss rifle standards, these come in as pretty darn nice. In fact I think that they are a little better overall than out last batch from a different importer and everyone considered those pretty nice. Still, if you are expecting your rifle to sparkle like a new penny when you open the box then save yourself the disappointment and don't order one of these. 

     

    Most have leather slings but cannot guarantee you will receive a sling... Probably an 80% chance. 
    Hand Select of course will guarantee a sling . We will hand select for best of 10 cosmetically for an additional $20.00.





    Manufacturer's Description

    These are very nice 7.5x55 caliber, straight pull. Good to Very Good condition. Most have leather slings but cannot guarantee you will receive a sling... Probably an 80% chance. Slings will definitely be included with all hand selected rifles.

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    Product Specs
    • 7.5x55 claiber
    • Straight pull bolt action
    • Good to Very Good Condition... Nice Bores
    • About 80% of them have slings (all hand selects will come with slings)
    License Requirement Curio and Relic
    Manufacturer Schmidt Rubin
    Mfg. Part Number Swiss K31 Rifle
    UPC No
    Caliber/Gauge 7.5x55
    Threaded Barrel No
    Free Shipping No
    Flat Rate Shipping No
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    Absolute gem
    Review by Terah on 8/14/15
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    I purchased this rifle year ago and immediately took it apart for cleaning and lubrication. The wood was in great condition with the usual dents. The metal finish was well cared for and the bluing seasoned beautifully with age. This rifle SHOOTS. It is ridiculous how accurate it fires. The front sight was zeroed properly by the soldier who owned it, so I thankfully did'nt have to fuss with it. Fired 60 rounds in one trip and enjoyed every pull of the bolt. 25, 50, 75 and 100 yard shots found the targets with ease. The trigger is made for precise hits and the Swiss ammo seems incapable of mediocrity. It is serious ammunition. The K31 is unreal.
    Good
    Review by PB on 6/27/15
    Quality
    I choosed hand select and received a very nice walnut k31 all numbers matching. It came with its original leather sling which was a surprise. For the bigger surprise mine also had a matching troop tag even though I didn't select the option for it. Most k31's stocks are rough, this one has only a handful of small dings, very nice shape.

    The bluing is 95 % and the crown and rifling is strong. near excellent. Great customer service as always, Thanks Classic Firearms.
    Horrible and Regretful
    Review by Frank on 6/25/15
    Quality
    Yes.....now that I have your attention . Received my Swiss K31 after the wait ( not even 7 days ) opened the box and I was shocked inside was a beautiful tiger striped and great bluing K31. I opted for a hand picked rifle and that is what I got. I have bought 2 mosins they look to be unissued . Was a little Leary shot this purchase ,did it anyway. Classic has now SPOILED me! The guy who picked mine thank you soooooo much . As far as the REGRET part..... My only regret ....I wish I bought the Bayonet.Still another continued satisfied custom.Thank you CLASSIC FIREARMS.
    A Great Milsurp
    Review by PacRimVet777 on 6/6/15
    Quality
    Opted for the hand select and received a 1939 with a walnut stock, leather sling, troop tag and with all numbers matching.

    The condition of the stock was in fair condition, for a K-31. With that said it was pretty beat up. But hey, that's what gives these guns their character. The bluing was just a tad faded. The condition of the barrel is in excellent condition. Due to the stocks condition I re-furbed the finish. No sanding so as to preserve it's character and touched up the bluing just a tad.

    The proof is in the pudding though. What can this bad boy do at the range. Using GP11 ammo I got consistent groupings better that 1". This rifle is without a doubt one of the most accurate in my collection. It definitely would have rated five stars if the stock would not have fallen down a mountain.
    great rifle
    Review by Keith on 6/2/15
    Quality
    took the hand select & troop tag option, received beautiful rifle-the stock is near perfect-and what a great shooter. ordered on thursday april 30th , received it on may 13th.. I am truly impressed.
    Impressed
    Review by Aaron on 5/20/15
    Quality
    I had read a lot of reviews prior to taking the plunge. I did NOT choose the hand select option. After placing my order i had to wait over 10 days for it to be shipped. Thats almost unacceptably long in this day and age, but this review is about the gun so... I eagerly tracked the package and when it arrived at my LGS i immediately picked it up. It came in a cardboard box, DOUBLE wrapped in large bubble wrap. I was getting several greedy looks from the guys behind the counter. The stock was a little dinged as to be expected, and all metal had that lovely light grease the Swiss used. Only three or four TINY spots of surface rust that came right off with a little JB and work. Bluing is great. The bolt and bore were pristine, lightly greased, and the rifling looked almost brand new. Sharp, clean, and very nice for a MILSURP rifle. The bolt even had minimal wear. No visible ring on the bolt face from firing, and the cam bearing surface (technical term is thingamabobber) that allows the locking lugs to rotate and a major friction piont in the system still has bluing! Now for the best part. The trigger. Its clean, light with a long steady first stage, a little wierd at first, but its got a glass rod break. Simply amazing for a battle rifle. I was raised on really light triggers and prefer them. this one made me smile. Folks, when these are in stock, dont wait. Get one. You will regret it if you dont.
    A 1937 Beauty!
    Review by Tom on 5/15/15
    Quality
    Received my K-31 today. Packing and shipping was a bit slow, and the product went out of stock while I was waiting for it to be packed and shipped. I admit I was getting a bit worried. But it finally shipped out and I received quickly once it shipped.

    I was AMAZED at the condition and quality of this rifle. I looked-up the serial number and found it was produced in 1937. Mine came with the walnut stock and sling. I also ordered a bayonet.

    The wood stock on this looks almost new. No chewed up butt or major dents -- awesome. The steel and bluing is also in very good shape. Functionally, it seems fine but I have not shot it yet, still doing some cleaning, etc.

    Mine came with "match stickers" affixed to the top wood. Personally, I thought this was very cool and will do my best to preserve them.

    I paid for the "best of 10", and obviously got it.

    I would recommend purchasing from Classic Firearms!
    happy happy
    Review by Cameron on 4/24/15
    Quality
    The stock was a tad bit more dinged up than I had hoped for since I chose the hand select ( I got a sling ) However with s small amount of grease and TLC it has greatly improved. Bluing is good but there is some wear. The over all quality of this rifle is the best of and milsurp I own. The trigger is outstanding. Bore, lands and groves are perfect as far as I can tell. No troop tag ( I didn't pay for one BTW ). The rifle fits the description.
    Classic Arms has been a great company to deal with, this was my 4th milsurp from them.
    Matches the hype
    Review by B on 4/21/15
    Quality
    Opted for the hand select and received a 1942 with a walnut stock, and leather sling, sadly no troop tag, but all numbers are matching, including the stock and hand guard. I was very happy with Classic Arms, who shipped the rifle promptly and constantly sent emails updating on the status of my order.

    The condition of the stock was in fairly good condition, especially when compared to other K31s, particularly other walnut stocks that I've seen. A few "beaver marks" but no water damage. The bluing is pretty faded and there is wear on the operating rod. But the condition of the barrel is amazing. Once I removed the the stock and hand guard the exterior of the barrel is excellent with absolutely no pitting. When I first checked the bore it was quite dirty with grease, but once I ran a boresnake through and checked again, the bore was unbelievably pristine and in excellent condition. It was like looking in a mirror, as if the rifle was made yesterday.

    Taking the rifle shooting sealed the excellent review. Using surplus GP11 ammo, the rifle was pretty much sighted in without needing any adjustments. The two stage trigger is crisp, like glass breaking, and the rifle would consistently knock over animal shillouette targets out to 300 meters, which was the farthest distance I was able to shoot that day unfortunately. It without a doubt shoots better than I am able to, and I can't wait to see what it can do at even further distances. I cannot speak enough about how accurate this rifle is.

    The only negatives about the rifle have nothing to do with the rifle itself or Classic. The downside is that the Swiss were not able to build millions of k31s, therefore finding accessories and replacement parts is going to be difficult and expensive if the need arises. Also it would have been nice if the rifle came with a muzzle cap, as it seems K31s from Classic came with them before, but I guess this shipment didn't come with any, which is more than made up by the good overall condition of the rifle compared to previous batches.

    In summary, I am a very happy customer as Classic Firearms sold an excellent product.
    great condition
    Review by bill on 4/17/15
    Quality
    fine looking carbine
    Looks new! Want more!
    Review by Wes on 4/14/15
    Quality
    I just received my K31 today and I am extremely pleased with what I got.
    -Shipping was pretty fast, ordered on a Friday, shipped the next Wednesday, and received on Monday 4/13 (would have been Saturday if UPS delivered on Saturday)
    -I received lots of emails informing me of the progress of my order, so there was little to guess about.
    -The package came in undamaged, the rifle was wrapped neatly in bubble wrap, and it was easy to unpack.
    -The rifle looks amazing! Dated 1933! I checked the hand selection option and that's what I got, just beautiful. I also begged for a walnut stock, and I'm not sure if it was a coincidence or someone at Classic answering my prayers, but that's what I got.
    -I've read reviews from people raving about the trigger, and after trying it for myself,... I would have to agree completely. Amazing trigger!!!
    -My only disappointment was that it didn't come with a troop tag. I didn't choose that option, so that one is entirely on me. But who knows if the rifle I got instead would have been as immaculate as this one.

    I have ordered from Classic in the past and I have never been let down. This batch of K31s must be a great bunch if they're anywhere as nice as the one they sent me. Looking forward to doing more business in the future.


    NRA very good condition Swiss K-31
    Review by shawn on 4/13/15
    Quality
    My Swiss service K-31 Karabiner Was hand picked best of ten. Made in 1949 it has the nicks and dings to prove that this old Girl was in service to her homeland for Sixty Six years. I Would like to think that this rifle was strapped to the frame of a Swiss military Bicycle as the Alpenflage clad Citizen Soldiers patrolled the narrow back roads and meadows along the areas where Switzerland shares her Borders with her Neighbors.
    BLOWN AWAY
    Review by Rob S on 4/1/15
    Quality
    WOW, Classic did it again! This is the second K31 I've bought from them. The first one was super nice and shoots excellent. It's a 1956 beechwood. It has the typical scratches on the butt but not too deep and I can't complain because the rest of it is really nice. It's one of my favorite and most fun to shoot rifles. I love my Garand (cost 3X as much) too but there is something about a K. . . Anyway, I decided to buy another and was completely blown away when I pulled it out of the box. I was hoping and shamefully begged for a walnut stock so I could have one of each in my collection. I couldn't believe what I received. A beautiful 1935 walnut stock K31!!! I mean NICE!! I paid for hand select but not tag and sling. I got both. Classic has always treated me good but I almost feel guilty about this one. I can't wait to take this to the range on Sunday. What I really can't wait for is the bolt action matches to start. As everyone knows these rifles are incredibly accurate. The first time I shot mine I thought luck had rained down on me that day. I hit everything I wanted. Not so. The reality is it happens every time I take it to the range. These rifles are the cats pajamas! Better grab one while you can. THANKS CLASSIC!!! YOU GUYS AND GALS ARE AWESOME!!!
    Good rifle, after heavy cleaning
    Review by Ian on 3/30/15
    Quality
    Opted for hand select only and received a numbers matching 1940 with walnut stock, musty old sling, and troop tags under the butt plate anyway. Very cool!

    The rifle came slathered in brown shellac or some kind of ancient grease residue. It was really slopped on - every external surface, the muzzle, some inside the bolt - but not quite as bad as your average cosmoline terror. A couple hours with denatured alcohol, steel wool, cheese cloth, wooden picks, swabs, a toothbrush, Ballistol, and fresh grease for the internals...

    Post cleaning report: Bluing is about 80%, the stock has surprisingly few scratches / dings, action is smooth, trigger is great. This is an extremely well built rifle. The weight, balance and feel are incredible.

    The rifle has a few signs of heavy use. The rear sight base has spots worn through the bluing at every graduation, indicating a lot of target practice at all ranges. While the bore is good, the crown is definitely not crisp and the first 8-9mm of the muzzle shows rounded rifling. Still better than most crowns in milsurp world and will probably shoot just fine.

    According to the tags, My soldier was in Werk Kompanie, so I imagine him up in the alps building forts and practicing to shoot invading German climbers anywhere they were "spotted."

    Even with the wear and greasy grime this is still a 5 star gun. Found 300 rds of GP11 at the gun show a few days back. I can't wait to take this thing out to the range sometime soon and see if it has any of that famous k31 accuracy left.





    Excellent Rifle
    Review by DJ-DemonSlayer on 3/29/15
    Quality
    1. Speed of delivery: I ordered this rifle on March 21 2015, a Saturday. It arrived on March 27, a Friday. To the Ft.Polk area. Talk about Fast!

    2. Condition of Rifle: My rifle showed up in VERY GOOD condition, with only minor marks & dings. The barrel had a small amount of rust but that was easily fixed with Rem Oil, a towel, and some elbow grease. The wood was a beautiful dark brown with an original leather sling & a troop tag. Yes I selected the " best of 10" option.

    3. Trigger: OH MY LORD!!! This rifle has the absolute best trigger I have ever pulled! From pistols, rifles, machine gun,shotguns, pellet guns, and super soakers!!! That includes all manner of gunsmithing and trigger modifications nothing compares to my stock K31. My heart literally skipped a beat for that first squeeze.

    4. Frequency of Emails/ Customer service: I received many emails from Classic Firearms whenever my rifle reached the next level of shipping handling. I got a delivery notice/ email and literally 10 minutes later my FFL called me to pick it up. I had no issues but am absolutely positive that Classic would've been 100% helpful had the need arrived. But like Sun Tzu said better to keep the disease away than to cure it with the most miraculous of techniques. ( Not an exact quote)

    5. Initial Cleaning: As you may know surplus rifles are generally covered in a protective and preservative grease like substance that can truly be a nightmare to clean out. The K31 had enough to protect the rifle but not nearly enough to cause the disturbingly long & difficult cleaning process I had come to expect with Surplus rifles. It was a relative breeze actually.

    6. Potential Improvements:
    I'll preface this section with saying that I have no idea how Classic receives their merchandise, how it's stored, or any of that kind of thing. I would've loved to have been able to get a Bayonet ( especially with matching serial #'s)
    I'll be getting one soon any way but to have not only the rifle completely matching but also the bayonet...would simply be astonishing. In the truest since of the world.

    7. Closing comments: Classic is truly a standard setter in the firearms industry. I also really like their website design. ( cheaper than dirt had the best online pricing for ammo at time of purchase)

    +1 lifetime customer
    $2000.00 target rifle for less than $400.00
    Review by CHRIS on 3/28/15
    Quality
    Can you find a current production rifle made to the K31 quality standards for less than $1500.00? I have yet to. How about $2000.00? Not to mention how fun, and unique this firearm is. I have another K31 that is unusually accurate. It is well used with thin bluing. That doesnt seem to matter. The K31 rifles are just flat out target guns.
    The rifle I just picked up is a hand select with a beech stock. The bluing is about 90%, and I dont think this particular rifle saw much service. The bolt face does not show any wear. The barrel/crown is just about perfect. I can see some jacket debris on the lands, and grooves. So I know it was shot at some point, perhaps to find zero.
    I am very pleased with this rifle. The stock shows less than the normal bumps, and dings. I see no water damage on the stock. The sling shows very little wear from service. All matching numbers too. No troop tag. I dont think this rifle was ever issued to a soldier. Im just guessing. Maybe it was a station rifle, or checkpoint backup weapon. All of the moving parts show little to no wear.
    I got a sweetheart of a K31.
    Thanks Classic for another great buying experience.
    Surprised
    Review by Madrat on 3/27/15
    Quality
    Upon delivery of my K31 I was disappointed. Very. This poor rifle is beat up pretty badly. I know its surplus, I know its not perfect, but this is'nt even in good condition with the exception of the bore, which is excellent. The poor rifle is beat up pretty badly. And thats with the $20.00 hand select! I have always bragged on you guys but this was disappointing. I guess I,ll chalk this one up to somebody having a bad day. It looked nowhere close to what was pictured. I am still going to hang with you guys for now. You have been so good in the past. I was just anticipating a rifle I wouldnt have to refinish.
    Hope you all have a good day and a wonderful weekend.
    Kevin

    Hi Madrat - We are sorry to hear the rifle did not meet your expectations. There are always a few bad apples in any large batch of surplus and it sounds like our staff may have let a bad apple slip out of here. We do apologize and stand ready to make it right. Let us know what we can do.

    - The Classic Firearms Team

    Exceeded my expectations
    Review by Jake on 3/26/15
    Quality
    I was surprised by how great the condition of my K31 is. I definitely think the gun is worth the price.
    Swiss K31 is fantastic
    Review by Bruce on 3/24/15
    Quality
    Classic Firearms.....you have once again lived up to and beyond what I expected. The Swiss K31 you sent me is fantastic. Nice clean weapon with a very nice price. I will continue to tell the world that Classic Firearms is the place to go .
    Keep up the good work.

    Bruce
    Very Good Condition K31
    Review by CT on 3/23/15
    Quality
    I'm very pleased with this rifle. The metal is at least 90%, great bore, and the finish on the beechwood stock is very nice with minimal dings present. Transaction was smooth and shipping was fast. I'll definitely be making more purchases from Classic Firearms.

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