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Swiss K31 Carbine Rifle - 7.5x55 Good Surplus Condition - C & R Eligible

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Swiss K31 Carbine Rifle - 7.5x55 Good Surplus Condition  - C & R Eligible

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Product Specs
  • 7.5x55 claiber
  • Straight pull bolt action
  • Good Surplus Condition... Nice Bores
  • Some with slings
Country of Manufacture Switzerland
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
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Swiss K31 Carbine Rifle - 7.5x55 Good Surplus Condition - C & R Eligible

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Swiss K-31 straight pull rifle, 7.5x55 caliber, Good Surplus Condition   C & R Eligible

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  • Swiss K31 Carbine Rifle - 7.5x55 Good Surplus Condition  - C & R Eligible

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. Stocks will show some dents and dings and bluing will show some wear.. 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 Surplus Condition with some bordering on very good. Some of the rifles in this group may have a minor crack somewhere in the stock. See more about this below.  

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

More about the rifles.......  Some of these rifles may  have very minor cracks in the wood stocks as are common to these rifles from this era. The cracks are for the most part relegated to the handguards, but in any case, if they are there, they will be minor and not detract from the function of the rifle and should be repairable by anyone with basic skills. 


Please note that we do not disqualify a stock crack from being considered a hand select and here is why. Sometimes you will find a minor crack in a stock but the rifle overall will be far better than others beside it  without a minor crack. Then it becomes a judgement call. As such, here is our position. If you order a hand select please know that even if it has a minor cracked stock we have compared it to others and still considered it the best of 10. We hand select within the group of rifles that we have at the time so if you don't feel that a hand select should have the possibility of a cracked stock then don't order a hand select. Also, if the possibility of receiving even a standard grade rifle with a minor cracked stock is more than you can bear 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 this accessory with the rifle there is a 
about a 4 in 10 chance of receiving a muzzle cap. Many will also come with their original sling but again we make no guarantee's on receiving a sling. If it came to us with a sling or muzzle cap you will get it that way. If not, you won't. 

We were out of these for quite some time and just received a small quantity back in. Stocks will show some dents and dings and bluing will show some wear.. 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.

Important Please Read - When it comes to Swiss rifles, the grading standard can be a little skewed. 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 other surplus rifles.

As such, when determining the condition of Swiss rifles, the industry tends to grade them against not what you might consider good, very good, or excellent when compared to other surplus rifles, 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 decent. 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. 
 

Hand Select- We will hand select for best of 10 cosmetically for an additional $20.00.





Manufacturer's Description

Swiss K31, 7.5x55 caliber, straight pull rifles, Good Surplus Condition

Additional Information

Product Specs
  • 7.5x55 claiber
  • Straight pull bolt action
  • Good Surplus Condition... Nice Bores
  • Some with slings
Country of Manufacture Switzerland
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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Review by JAMUS on 7/30/2016
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Review by David on 3/20/2015
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This rifle is awesome! Mine arrived two weeks after I ordered it, but it was worth the wait (also there was a big snow storm that slowed it down). After picking it up from my FFL, I opened the box to find a walnut stocked 1943 in good-very good condition. I opted for the hand select, so I was a bit disappointed my the deep scratches along the stock and a few gouges. However, I can't complain because mine is all matching and came with the troop tag (which also had the number written on it). My guy was in motorized transport.

After my initial review and cleaning of the rifle, I took it out to the desert and tried it out. I was blown away by the precision! Every shot I took at 100 yards replied with a nice bang on my 8"gong. Not a hard shot for this rifle, but difficult for my mosin. For the price, you really can't get much better. Thanks Classic!
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Great historical rifle love all the Swiss rifles
Review by Chip on 1/6/2015
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Love all the Swiss rifles really love the K31!! But one or all four. I have the SR11 and now the K31 going to try and buy the remaining two models.
classic is great to purchase from always ready to serve the customer
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Awesome "Lil Swiss Miss"
Review by Dana W on 11/25/2014
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Out of the box & bubble-wrap review.Now, normally, I never mention "Miss" in my rifle's nickname, but this is one fine "Lil Swiss Miss". <== See what I did there ? Carry On ! Thank you, God Bless, & Keep The Good Stuff Coming ! My OCD dislikes the "clipping" between segments of the review, but Hold Tight, It's Alright :)
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Great looking K31
Review by Rusted KC Channel on 9/19/2014
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I received my Swiss K31 in the mail today. Looked the rifle over and it was in better condition than expected. Very minor dings in the stock but no "beaver chew". No rust or pitting.
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Fine Swiss Machine
Review by Nicholas on 8/29/2014
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Swiss quality with a documented piece of history.
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A great shooting rifle!
Review by Ken on 4/3/2014
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A follow up video review of the K31 that I got from Classic Firearms. Didn't want to put out a video until I found and tested a scope mount that is removable and doesn't permanently alter the original rifle.
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Excellent K31 - Best Rifle in my collection
Review by Casey on 8/28/2016
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I purchased my K31 a few weeks ago. I'm very happy with this rifle. Paying for the hand select was definitely worth the money. My rifles stock is beautiful. Absolutely no snow melt damage (beaver chew). Yes, the stock does have a few dings but it's still beautiful. All the metal parts are in excellent condition and the bore is Excellent/Mirror. I actually think my rifle was unissued because their was no troop tag under the butt plate. Based on the serial numbers it's a 1942 but I've seen new rifles that don't look as good as it does.

I wish I'd had enough money to buy a whole crate of them. This is actually my first Swiss rifle and it's made me fall in love with them. If Classic gets another batch of these in, I am absolutely going to buy more.
Amazing
Review by H0kieengineer on 8/16/2016
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I got my rifle a week after I ordered it, and went to pick it up from my FFL. They handed it to me and I was immediately impressed with how nice the rifle was. The stock is walnut and only a little nicked, which is great for being made in 1941. The rest of the rifle was great as well, and I shoots wonderfully. Had to jump on the deal when they got some in stock and I'm very happy that I did.
Wonderful first rifle
Review by Eugene on 7/28/2016
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Ordered this as my own personal owned first rifle, received it yesterday and fired it today at the range. Wonderful exterior, no visible cracks and great bluing!

I found out these were in stock by chance when I was really yearning to acquire one, and so happens they were on the site that exact time. Paid an extra 20$ for hand selection. Maybe one noticeable scratch, but overall well kept stock!
Awesome service
Review by JAMUS on 7/28/2016
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Well finally got the k31 not emaculant but no never beaver chew and over all some wear of bluing but that's what's expected on military surplus. Greyson thanks once again for the help. And same with the bayonet not a museum piece but expected wear and tear. The only thing wrong I found was that the safety sits in to far and causes the bolt not to open up properly. I'm sure its nothing big just needs lots of cleaning and put back together right. Sorry long review. Was going to post video but no you tube channel. The cleaning kit ordered was used but in awesome shape and has one full bottle of grease. Would I order another..... You bet. Kind of addicting but better than 401k. And last but not least it came with troop tag and it came with the sling. Awesome job classic.
Awesome service
Review by JAMUS on 7/19/2016
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Well just ordered from this new fresh batch and Greyson who helped me out with questions concerning the fresh batch of k31. Sadly I missed out on the last batch and have yet to break out my k11 hehe these are addicting I've bought between ammo and guns now close to 1500+. I'm looking forward to reviewing both the cracked sako and vkt rifles as well that I purchesed. I'll post pictures and review when I get the new to me k31. Ben and the rest of classic you guys are great. Make sure you guys give applause to Greyson. Not sure if she's new but she fits right in with your team. She is a Gem.
Awesome K31
Review by Steve on 6/23/2016
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Got a really nice 1943 with very minimal damage and Tournament stickers all over it. I am very happy with this purchase and would recommend that if given the opportunity to jump all over one of these. Thanks once again Classic Firearms you guys just made me very happy!
Took a chance on a cracked stock and lost
Review by FLsurplus on 6/21/2016
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Ordered one with the cracked stock recently and I was under the impression it was going to be minor. Unfortunately I gambled and lost. My crack is 3 1/2 inches long and starts at the back of the action and goes all they way to the side of the magazine. I've uploaded pictures. There is a small repair close to the top of the crack but it does little to help. My friend is a gunsmith and I've done some minor work myself but this might be beyond repair. The stock actually wiggles back and forth with very little pressure and I doubt would survive under loads from firing. I wish I would have spent only a few dollars more and bought one off of gun broker knowing what I was getting. A small crack in the hand guard or crack that doesn't take away from the function of the rifle was advertised, I unfortunately got one that appears beyond repair.
The last of a legend.
Review by Steven on 6/17/2016
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I can figure out that this last batch are probably the last available. I have been looking for while. I have a K11 and I was impressed. These were from Century Arms as they had a tag on them. Mine I think was a pick and choose from what ever was left. It has some very obvious deviation from the norm. All the numbers match on the barrel, action, clip and so on. However the stock and forearm aren't the same. that is fine though. There is also differences in the other parts like the barrel bands and but plate.. They are all bright silver where as the rest of the parts are nicely blued. They are in good shape however. The stock is cracked above the trigger. It is about two and a half inches long but not in a fatal position. The stock is as usual with Swill rifles. It is well dented and scratched but not gouged a lot. I will have to do a bit of clean up to get it looking good. Having a K11 I know that the stocks aren't pristine. You buy these to shoot not to look at. I am impressed with the workmanship and look forward to firing it. .
Very happy with this rifle
Review by John on 5/18/2016
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Classic, I've noticed, has a tendency to lowball how good their guns are. I appreciate that they don't want anyone to be disappointed, and I for one was surprised at how nice the rifle was when I received it. Everything functions perfectly, the bore is flawless and the trigger is just amazing. Thank you, Classic, I look forward to my next purchase!
What? Almost no beaver chew...
Review by Nigel on 5/14/2016
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I guess I hit the Classic firearms K31 lottery. They sold out in less than 24hours and I didn't see the email that they were back in stock until 6 hours after the fact.
The K31 I got came in great shape, I was shocked by how little to no beaver chew the stock had (beaver chew = soldiers using the rifle stock to de ice their boots with spikes on the bottom and I would guess de ice other things in Switzerland.) The action is really smooth and faster than a conventional bolt action. Mine came with a shiny bore with strong rifling.
Only took 2 patches of Hoppes number 9 and about 15 more patches and last patch after that the bore was clean.
Got lucky, mine came with some extra goodies; the brass muzzle cover and leather sling.
If you want to know the year of your K31 go to IV8888s site (http://www.iraqveteran8888.com/the-iv8888-blog/the-k31-swiss-service-rifle)

Now to find some GP11 or order some PPU 7.5X55 Swiss for this thing and go shoot it.
I really got a good rifle from Classic
Review by bmont on 5/13/2016
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Ordered the K31 by chance when the last small batch came through. I unpacked this gem last night and I couldn't believe the beauty that was revealed when I peeled back the packing paper. Early low serial rifle with walnut stock, in what I would call almost unissued condition! Again classic amazes as I truly thought all the nice rifles had been gone through long ago.... but they just keep finding these beautiful mil surp. rifles again and again. Another happy purchase from a great company.
I really got a good rifle from Classic
Review by bmont on 5/13/2016
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Ordered the K31 by chance when the last small batch came through. I unpacked this gem last night and I couldn't believe the beauty that was revealed when I peeled back the packing paper. Early low serial rifle with walnut stock, in what I would call almost unissued condition! Again classic amazes as I truly thought all the nice rifles had been gone through long ago.... but they just keep finding these beautiful mil surp. rifles again and again. Another happy purchase from a great company.
Far exceeded my expectations!!
Review by Charles on 5/10/2016
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I ordered the hand select and was blown away by what arrived at my FFL. A 1942 walnut stock in EXCELLENT condition!(I mean, excellent by Swiss rifle standards and very good+ by other milsurp standards.) I was under the impression that all the really good ones were imported years ago. Apparently I was wrong. This one has a few interesting touches like a sticker from a shooting competition and a swiss name etched into the recessed part of the handguard. I am going to do some research on this guy. Thanks Classic!!!
GREAT AND REASONBLY CLEAN NO COSMO
Review by ARI on 1/28/2016
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JUST WAITING TO BUY A SECOND CARBINE TO CONVERT, FIRST IS KEPT ORIGINAL UNLESS SECOND IS EVEN CLEANER.
Amazingly well built rifle!
Review by JustinDubya on 11/16/2015
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After cleaning the light amount of cosmoline off the rifleI took it to the range and put 40 rds of PRVI through it with no issues. Ejects casings light a shot putter and is a literal point and shoot rifle. Insanely accurate that I'm giddy to think what it'll be like if I can get my hands on some G11. Thanks guys!
like new unissued
Review by Ron on 11/11/2015
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I received my K31 Sunday from my FFL holder. I was not expecting what I received! Except for a few handling dings the stock was as unissued, the serial numbers all matched, including the magazine. Blueing is as new unissued with no scratches or dings all over the gun. The bore is clean and looks unfired. I checked the bolt face very carefully and can see no "case tracks" at all. This gun should be listed as "New unissued" which I believe is the case. I paid $20 extra for hand select and it was well worth it. I love it! Thank you Classic from an overjoyed customer.
Amazing K31
Review by Wynn on 11/7/2015
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I have been wanting a K31 for my collection for quite a while. After watching the recent video from Classic Firearms I decided to take the plunge. I ordered with the hand select option but didn't expect to open the box and find a rifle in this great condition. It is simply amazing. The stock is almost perfect. None of the standard dings and marring commonly found on the K31s. Everything about this firearm looks to be beyond good to very good condition.

I have purchased a number of collector items from Classic Firearms and will continue to do business. Great job to the good folks at Classic!
Awesome rifle
Review by George on 11/6/2015
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As soon as I got it I had to take it to the range and It was amazing. Never had a Military surplus rifle shoot like that before.
outstanding Swiss K31
Review by Michael on 11/5/2015
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just received my swiss k31 absolutely beautiful,, i very surprised at the condition ,
just ordered the bayonet ,, just hope its half as nice as the rifle
thanks Classic for aother great firearm to add to my collection
CLEANED ENTIRE RIFLE AND STOCK LOOKS GREAT NICE TRIGGER FOR A MILITARY,BETTER THAN MY M1
Review by ARI on 11/4/2015
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LOOKING FOR A SECOND ONE TO ADD MODERN SCOPE AND KEEP NUMBER 1 ORIGINAL FUN TO SHOOT AND GREAT, SECOND ONLY TO MY6.5 SWEDE
Don't miss out!
Review by Rick on 11/4/2015
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Classic Firearms,

I have just opened the Swiss K31 that I ordered. I am pleased to say that this is my forth purchase from CF and like the others, the K31 absolutely exceeds my expectations! I chose the hand select option and I must have received the best K31 that was in the crate. Your website states that these guns are rated Good with some Very Good. The condition of the metal and the bluing on my rifle is flawless. The bore and action are excellent. All serial numbers match. I didn't know what to expect for the condition of the stock as I have read that so many of these rifles have very rough stocks. The stock on my rifle is almost perfect showing only a few minor storage dings. I am blown away by how CF finds such great firearms and offers them at fair prices. I have to admit that I hesitated to purchase the K31 when you listed them as good to very good. I am glad I went ahead and made my purchase, as this rifle is in what I would describe as Very Good+++ to Excellent condition.

You can buy from CF with confidence as they conservatively describe their firearms. I am a very pleased repeat customer and plan to make additional purchases in the future.
Awesome!
Review by Surp Lover on 11/3/2015
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Amazing quality on the rifle I received! Stock was as near to mint condition as you will ever find on ANY mil surp rifle. Very rare you find stock with ZERO beaver chewing. Bluing is 95%+. Beautiful rifle! Couldn't be more pleased with it!
Great buy
Review by Rodney on 10/26/2015
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Real glad I finally got one of these rifles. I went for the hand select this time and I am not sorry. My rifle was made in 1943 and looks much newer. It has a great looking walnut stock and very good metal. It looks almost new. its a good shooter also. If they get these in stock again you had best grab one.
K31 to rule them all.
Review by Josh on 10/23/2015
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This is my 5th purchase from Classic Firearms and I can say I'm completely satisfied with the purchase. The condition matched the description entirely and this K31 rifle looks/functions great. I also received a nice dated leather sling. Good job Classic!
First time shooting this rifle!!
Review by David on 10/17/2015
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Shot a 500 meter human silhouette target with iron sights. Hit it 3 out of 5 shots. First time I ever fired this rifle. Great ! Easy to fire and the iron sights are set for meters.
The hands down best in WWII era rifles.
Review by USMCSurvivalist85 on 10/17/2015
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Ladies and gentlemen there is no rifle out there worth more of your time than this one. Stop buying other rifles and hoping to do a bunch of things to make them amazing shooters. This rifle is the straightest shooter out of the box. The surplus ammo (GP11) is match grade. Don't believe me check the link below for a picture of my 100yd target. That is sub moa out of a rifle over 60 years old. Here is the only problem. SO many Swiss 7.5x55mm rifles are being imported, but no on is importing the GP 11 ammo to go with them. A rifle with out ammo is useless.

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Absolute gem
Review by Terah on 8/13/2015
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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 6/27/2015
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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 6/25/2015
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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.
Overall great condition with large buttstock crack and small rust
Review by Stuart on 6/23/2015
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This was my first Swiss K-31, which was $299, and I opted for the $20 best of ten, and $20 troop tag options. The blueing was in 80-95% condition, with most intact, but wear around the front sight and other places like the magazine, which is common. The stock, which was finished in 12/50, is Beech wood, and has expected water damage in a few places. The stock has a large crack, approximately 3", running from the butt plate forward, extending through the entire thickness of the buttstock. This is my primary disappointment in the rifle, as the crack is quite substantial, and I would not have expected such a serious crack considering the hand-pick best of ten option. There is also a small amount of rust on the trigger guard and the stock band retainer. The rifle came with a stock, which I treated with Leather Therapy, and is in good condition. Also included was an aluminum muzzle cover, which I may not use to avoid scraping away any blueing from the muzzle. There was very little grease on the rifle, making for an easy cleaning. The troop tag is very interesting to me, and contained a wealth of information about the former Swiss owner, who was a young soldier with a light mobile anti-aircraft battery. My rifle has all matching serial numbers, from 1951.
A Great Milsurp
Review by PacRimVet777 on 6/6/2015
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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 6/2/2015
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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 5/20/2015
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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 5/14/2015
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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 4/23/2015
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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 4/20/2015
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 4/17/2015
Quality
fine looking carbine
Looks new! Want more!
Review by Wes on 4/13/2015
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 4/13/2015
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 3/31/2015
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 3/30/2015
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 3/28/2015
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 3/27/2015
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 3/27/2015
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
Exceeded my expectations
Review by Jake on 3/25/2015
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 3/24/2015
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 3/23/2015
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.
Really Nice!
Review by Dennis on 3/21/2015
Quality
I've ordered several rifles from Classic and have never been disappointed with any of them! This K-31 is by far the nicest one yet! Beautiful bore and stock 1945. all matching numbers with name tag under butt plate. Can't wait to get it out this weekend and see what it can do! Thanks Classic!
Just Blown Away!
Review by Phillip on 3/21/2015
Quality
Just unboxed the K31 ordered from Classic Firearms. Chose the "best of 10" and I most definitely got the best of them all. Walnut stock, matching numbers, in new, unissued condition! Could not be more pleased with ordering process and product received from Classic. Exceeding all of my expectations!!!
GREAT GUN!!! GREAT CLASSIC!!!
Review by GT on 3/19/2015
Quality
What can I say but, Great Gun!!!, Great Classic!!! Just got the Swiss K31 rifle with hand select option today and you guys "Nailed" it. I requested for a walnut stock and excellent bore and that is what I got. Really happy with this purchase. I swab the bore with Ballistol to prepare for cleaning and the swab pretty much did not even darken. I was really surprise since this gun was from the WW2 era, I expected the bore to be dirty and fouled up although these guns were probably used more for training and practice. Serial numbers on the receiver and bolt match, haven't check or dis- assembled the rest of the rifle. Trigger is really nice and crisp not like the Russian Mosin I got before. Haven't test fired the rifle and can't wait to see how it will perform so I cook some handloads that will make it a tack driving gun. Thank You, Classic keep up the good work.
Exquisite condition, matching serial numbers, beautiful gun
Review by James on 3/18/2015
Quality
Picked this one up in Classic's most recent (early 2015) round of K31 imports. Their advertising claimed it's the best shipment they've received to date, and my rifle seems to suggest that. I went in with the hand selection for exterior cosmetics, and the rifle is beautiful. No date on it, but it's got a walnut stock (so one of the later makes, i believe) and the serial numbers on all pieces that I've examined so far match. The stock is near perfect and I have my doubts about whether or not the rifle was issued at all! Came with a leather sling as well, but there was no troop tag under the buttplate.

Action functions well, although it took me a few moments to figure out just how the rifle operates. I haven't shot it yet, but the bore/barrel seem to be fine. I haven't seen any rust on it yet. Overall a damn sexy gun and you'd never guess that it's over 70 years old.
Better than I could have hoped for
Review by richard on 3/18/2015
Quality
Received this gun and man what a beaut!!! Very clean excellent condition! EXTREMELY accurate. Love the straight pull bolt..
Amazing!
Review by Dillon on 3/18/2015
Quality
This was my first buy from Classicfirearms, and rifle I received exceeded my expectations - It took a while to ship, but it was well worth it. It's in beautiful condition, the stock has a few tiny dings. Has troop tag and the maintenance kit I bought with it, which is also great, not missing any tools and the grease tubes are full. I'll definitely be buying from Classic again soon.
Excellent value for a sub-$400 gun
Review by Zack on 3/18/2015
Quality
I ordered this rifle with a C&R license while I was out of town and specified a shipping date that would correspond with my being back home for a week, since I travel a lot for work. However, 5 days after the shipping date, I still had not gotten a shipping notification. I called Classic and found out that it was in the receiving dept., but had not gotten shipped because it got layed to the side with the tag not visible. Anyways, long story short, they shipped it out immediately after I called them and I had the rifle within four UPS business days. Everyone makes mistakes, and its not the mistakes, but the way someone fixes them, that matters. Classic has done a great job in fixing the mistake.

Now to the rifle. I purchased the hand select option but not the troop tag option, and my rifle did not have a troop tag. No surprise there. I had been looking at the Swiss cleaning kit on the website and was thinking about getting one later. Imagine my delight when I realized that my K31 already came with one!

The rifle itself is in better condition than I could have ever imagined. I did get a walnut stock, and yes, it has its dings and dents, but looks like a solid piece of wood with no cracks whatsoever and has beautiful figuring on the rear portion of the stock. The barrel itself has to be like 99.5% bluing, even under and around the handguard contact points, absolutely incredible. The receiver and front sight post show a reasonable amount of wear to the bluing, which is to be expected, but the bolt looks like it is literally a brand new part that was just put in, even though it is matched to the receiver so I know its not. The bore has a mirror polish with what looks like excellent rifling. The crown has obviously been reground with a slight counterbore, and the job looks to have been done very well. I would much rather have a counterbored crown than a regular one, it is much more resistant to scratching from hunting or other use.

I'm hoping to take it out shooting later this week, and I'm confident it will be a great shooter.

Thanks, Classic Firearms, for my first purchase from you and quite possibly my best gun purchase ever! You have made a repeat customer.
Awsome Swiss K31
Review by Darren on 3/18/2015
Quality
This review of my K31 is a little late since I ordered it back on 1/2/15 and received it a few days later. If this new batch Classic claims to be the best yet, I would recommend jumping on one now. Mine was from the last batch and the serial # (523XXX) puts it as a 1934. All numbers match, bolt, receiver, barrel, magazine, hand guard and stock. Even the butt plate underneath has the last three digits of the serial # stamped. Bore is excellent and the walnut stock has very little wear. Bluing is 90%. I paid extra for hand select and happy I did. I got a troop tag and sling. Extremely accurate with the G11 ammo. Again, if your on the fence, you better jump. Thanks Classic.
Do not waste your money on the hand select or troop tag options.
Review by Jace on 3/16/2015
Quality
When I received the rifle, I was both disappointed and satisfied. I will first share the positive:
- the original sling was included
- the bore is excellent
- the bluing is 95%

Now here is the negative:
-I paid for the hand select option, but the stock had heavy bruising and gouges.
-I did not pay the extra for a troop tag, so it appears that someone removed the tag from the rifle; the screws had fresh scratches. In my opinion this is shameful as the tag will be used to falsely represent the history on another rifle-- not cool.
-It took approximately 8 days for them to ship the rifle.

I received a decent rifle, but I could do without the hand select/ troop tag gimmicks.
Nice
Review by Michael on 3/14/2015
Quality
Picked it up from the FFL and was impressed with it. Only thing I didn't like, was the stock was banged up (chunk missing on the right hand side), and I opted for the $20 extra best of 10 option. Will refinish the stock and see how it comes out. Other than that, it's in very good condition. The bayonet is a must, it is in excellent condition.
Worse than I was expecting
Review by dhahn365 on 3/14/2015
Quality
I was really banking on this being in better shape. The other reviewers of this latest batch must have had better luck than I did, because mine is in rough shape for being "hand select". First there is water damage on the butt which I was hoping I wouldn't get for the extra money. Then there is about a 5-inch section along the right side of the rifle of about thirty scratches. That upset me and then I flipped it over and saw the same thing on the other side! It looks like it was rubbing between a few pieces of metal. The other dings and scratches were expected, but I wasn't thinking of have so much damage for hand select. Won't buy from Classic again.
Mind -- BLOWN!
Review by AnotherGunGuy on 3/12/2015
Quality
WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!! I cannot begin to describe how nice this rifle is. I decided I had to have at least one of these after a discussion ensued on our local gun message board after Classic posted these up for sale. The consensus was this is one of the finest rifles ever made for any army anywhere, and should be a part of any mil surp collection. So I took the plunge and ordered one [along with bayonet and cleaning kit]. Got the accessories first and they are in great shape. The rifle is another story. It's beyond great shape. It's impeccable!!!! I'm blown away at how nice this rifle is. I asked for a really nice stock and Classic delivered BIGTIME, despite the delay due to the snow you guys had. [Some of you guys should look into getting snowplows for your pickups. You may only use them once or twice a year, but you'll be everyone's best friend and make a killing plowing snow.]. The bluing is worn from the butt plate, but that's expected. Everything else about this rifle is in amazing shape. Looks more like grandpa's hunting rifle instead of a weapon that served in a military. The trigger is incredibly smooth and silky. A couple of minor dings but hardly worth mentioning. Absolutely no scratches or gouges. This rifle was very well cared for. I can't wait to see the next two, and I think my local gun store owner may be ordering at least one for himself, and maybe a few for the store after seeing this. Again, thanks everyone at Classic.

If you are reading this and still on the fence about buying, get off! Click the buy button now.
Smooth First Transaction
Review by David on 3/10/2015
Quality
I am rather late in the game as far as purchasing military surplus goes. I always enjoyed history and wanted a couple unusual rifles to take down to the range on a semi-regular basis. I purchased a Mosin a few months back. It is a fun gun to shoot but also wanted something to practice with in which I could work on honing in my shots without the need for a punch and a hammer to adjust my sights..

I was on the fence about my next purchase when I noticed these on the site. I put in an order with the hand select option and about 10 days later I got my rifle. Knowing the trouble that the area had with winter weather, I didn't think the timing was unreasonable. I received notification when my gun was purchased, when it was shipped, and when it was received by the FFL.

A few things I picked up from reading the forums and the reviews here. I found my FFL through the site but I contacted them first so that I knew what the fee was, knew what was expected of me to have on hand when I picked it up, and to make sure they were registered here. I would suggest you do the same if you are new to purchasing online. It saves a great deal of time and unexpected delays that can come when businesses change hands, fold, or otherwise change policies between the time they are listed here and the time you place your order.

I have also heard some complaints about the cost of shipping from other forums. The rifle came very well wrapped in bubble wrap and packaged very tightly.. The extra couple of bucks they charge for packaging is worth the investment.

What I received was a walnut stock rifle built in 1935 and a sling dated in 1936. The stock, action, barrel, and magazine all had matching dates and none of them looked renumbered. The history of the gun is laid out in the stamps on the parts.I think it is about as original as it could get and am pretty positive the sling and the rifle had been together for a very long time.

The barrel was shiny as expected with prominent rifling. The gun was well oiled and the action very smooth. The stock had dings and abrasions as expected but did not have any severe gouging or cracks. In other words, it had "character." Which is what I expected from hand select. Those that choose the hand select option hoping for unissued condition will need to reset the expectations. I, myself, was not disappointed.

The rifle is an interesting one. Very well designed and thought out for a military rifle. The Swiss definitely had an eye for quality and taking the Mosin and the K31 to the range does draw the attention of the folks bringing out their modern rifles and scopes to the range. I am not a great shot, but a decent one and it is fun to hit a target at 200 yard with open sights while watching others messing with their scopes. I am a happy customer and very satisfied with the transaction.

Well worth the wait !!
Review by Roy on 3/8/2015
Quality
I received my K31 3/6/15, I got my rifle in a few days late do to a big late winter storm. but sure was worth the wait, I was one happy dude the rifle was just like I was hoping for. it looked almost new. Thanks to CLASIC FIREARMS. looking forward to my next rifle.
wow
Review by John on 3/5/2015
Quality
Just one word, Wow. I got my K31 yesterday from my FFL and it was way more than than I than I could have hoped for. The stock is in beautiful condition. This rifle looks like it was hardly used. The bore just shines and the rifling is strong no pitting rust, it looks new. I can't say enough about the condition of my rifle. Thank you Classic, you have a customer for life. I also bought the kit for the 7.55swiss and it looks to be in unissued condition. The parts in it were never used. If you are thinking of getting one of these rifles don't think, get it and the kit too you will not be disappointed.
Troop tag?
Review by Scott on 2/21/2015
Quality
I bought one 2 years ago and someone took the tag out first. Pretty lame that sellers go thru the trouble to remove the Butt Plate and remove the tag because they couldn't get the extra $20 out of the customer. They save the tag to put in another rifle (mismatching the history) that may not have had one under the plate! Great rifles though... none better!
Best For The Last and Third-Time Is The Charm
Review by Deadly in OKC on 2/9/2015
Quality
This is the first time not using the extra $ for the hand-select option, but it is another great one from Classic Firearms! My FFL was impressed by this K31 and Classic's packaging for shipment and said, "The care and detail of their packing process shows that they know what they are doing." Serial number 597XXX is a 1939 K31 model with over 95% bluing with pristine, shiny rifling. All numbers matched. There was no troop tag, but it did come with a sling. I was hoping for a walnut stock and that's what this K31 has - - it appears that it may have been a replacement stock because "!936" was machined carved twice into the wood under the metal butt plate. The stock is in fantastic condition with only very superficial dents and dings in it that may have a refurbishing project in its future. Easrwood's Metal Blackening solution restored the bluing to 100% and a brand new sling on it makes this venerable rifle look even better. Also, fired this one right out of the box since it was so clean - - as always, the accuracy of these Swiss rifles is phenomenal. Thanks again, Classic!
Update on my 1/10/15 review
Review by Norm on 2/5/2015
Quality
Here's an update on my 1/10/15 review. After 5 passes of the snake bore cleaner, the bore was blindingly clean and bright. No rust or pitting. The sling arrived three days after I called Classic. It was old, dry and weathered. I rubbed it down, both sides, with mink oil, and it is more supple and looks good. Disassembled the bolt carrier group, and cleaned every part. As this rifle is a 1944 manufacture, I inspected the bolt operating rod carefully. The 1944 models had a problem with this part after a change in steel makeup. The cracks and breaks generally appeared on the rod lugs. A careful inspection showed no cracks, and from the large amount of bluing left on the part, is probably a replacement when this rifle was refurbished in the 1950's.

Overall, the rifle bore is in Excellent condition, the metal has about 75% bluing with no rust, but with metal wear on the left side of the receiver. The walnut stock, a deep reddish, dark brown color with beautiful grain, is in very good condition with the Swiss marking on the stock's right side deep and sharp. Another great rifle from Classic. Thank you.
Decent, shooter grade K-31
Review by Johnathan on 2/2/2015
Quality
I ordered another K-31 from classic the week of my birthday. This one was much nicer than the walnut "handpick" i had ordered that arrived with a broken stock. I received a decent beech stocked K-31. The stock is a little bit dry, but i can fix that easy enough. Also looks like somebody in Switzerland had decided to start to refinish the stock and then quit. That can be remedied as well. All in all a decent shooter grade rifle.
Pleased with order.
Review by Theodoros on 1/24/2015
Quality
Just a described. The rifle is in good condition. I opted for the note and sling, got them. All matching serial numbers. 80% bluing. Minor dings and wear on stock, very little to no surface rust. Very good bore. Delivery was decent.

I would recommend. I'll be buying from here again. Keep up the good work!
Smooth as silk - Swiss K31
Review by Bunny Eyes on 1/19/2015
Quality
Got to fire my Swiss K31 today, smooth as silk action and kicks harder than my Mosin. Also extremely accurate however the range I was on only went out to 100 yards. That said, the quality is far superior to the Mosin, the bore was bright and shiney, no rust, no pitting, and was not overdone with oil. Bluing is about 75% IMO and had the troop tags. Did not come with the sling or barrel cover so I ordered on ebay. Fast shipping by Classic as well. I also ordered the bayonet for this rifle. Will post some pictures soon.
Great Piece of History
Review by Kevin R on 1/13/2015
Quality
I received my K31 yesterday and couldn't be happier. I opted for the hand select and troop tag option for an additional $40. I really was hoping for a walnut stock and I was lucky enough to receive one. The rifle itself is great with the stock having really very minor dings. I was a bit hesitant to buy a k31 sight unseen because of the "normal" condition the stocks are generally in but this one looks great, far exceeded my expectations. Blueing is about 85% with most of the wear being around the muzzle area. However the crown looks great with one small minor scratch which doesn't look like it will be a problem with accuracy. Bore looks great. I was almost blinded when I used my bore light. The only rust I have seen is on the steel buttplate and its just a light patina, which is normal considering they most likely sat in snow for training sessions. It did have a troop tag which I thought was cool and so did my girlfriend who's not into guns. I dated my k31 to 1942 which I believe was the last year of the walnut stock. Thanks again Classic for a great rifle and a piece of history at a very affordable price. I suggest if you want one to get one while you can. I see these at Cabelas every once in awhile in way worse shape than mine and their asking sometimes double what Classic is charging.
I Love It! Just about Perfect!
Review by Norm on 1/10/2015
Quality
I initially placed an order for my very first K31 on Dec 1, 2014. It arrived at my FFL and when I inspected it, it had a clear crack on the underside of the forearm grip on both sides. Disappointed, I contacted Classic. With no questions, they sent a RMA and shipping label to my e-mail within the hour. FFL shipped rifle back to Classic. Because it was the Christmas rush, everything slowed down with UPS. I finally received the replacement rifle this morning (Sat, Jan 10, 2015) from my FFL. Disappointment turned to joy. The wait was definitely worth what I got in return.

This rifle is in very good condition, oiled bolt, smooth bolt action, clean metal with no rust, barrel dirty with no apparent rust and should clean up nicely. Bluing about 70%. Serial number places manufacture in the first quarter of 1944. The stock, dated June 1943, is very good, for a 71 year old rifle, with some scrapes, dings, and three 1 mm gouges that give it real character. I love it! Crampon marks also attest to the rough life it weathered during the tough Swiss military training and deployments.

I paid for stock select, but did not receive the guaranteed sling. I will contact Classic about that on Monday. There was a muzzle cap, and the biggest surprise was a troop tag under the butt plate. As I look at this historical rifle, I can imagine the troops slogging through the high snows of the Swiss mountains. I will contact the owner and see about getting more history.

I am so impressed with your outstanding, second to none, customer service. No questions asked about the initial rifle's cracked stock, very quick RMA and shipping label to my e-mail for the rifle return, and keeping me in the loop on when the rifle was picked out and boxed, and shipped with the UPS tracking number. The double boxing was an excellent idea. The rifle, too, is a very pleasant surprise as to condition and unexpected additions. If you'll send me a sling, it will be just about perfect. As I am now a happy customer, I will definitely be a repeat customer. Thank you so much for this experience, Classic.
Exceeded My Expectations!
Review by Rob on 1/9/2015
Quality
Great Rifle! I looked at several surplus rifle dealers on the web and went with Classic Firearms, very glad I did. I elected to pay extra for hand select and troop tag and was amazed at the rifle I received. Walnut stock, 85% blue, entire bolt assembly was flawless and bore was bright. Came with crown cover installed. To hold one of these old straight pull bolt guns in your hands is a thing of joy. I pulled the butt-plate off to look for the troop tag and there it was. The history of this rifle comes alive. It is typical "Swiss" perfection! I can think of nowhere I have come across a rifle of this quality at this price point. This purchase was everything I expected after reading the other reviews. Happy 2015 Classic Firearms and God Bless!
Wow!
Review by Greg on 1/8/2015
Quality
Holy crap....I just got this K31 today and must say, I was VERY happy with it. Folks at the gun shop were very impressed, too. I paid the extra 20 bucks for hand-picked and got a beautiful rifle with a dark wood (walnut???) stock with very few dings (I was expecting a lot of beaver chew on the butt). Metal was very nice and the inside and bolt looks almost like it has never been fired. This is my fourth rifle bought through Classic and I've been happy with everyone of them (two Mosins and a Saiga AK). My only complaint is that the rifle did not come with a sling and thought by paying for hand-picked that it was supposed to. Other than that.....I love this rifle and can't wait to shoot it!
K31
Review by Rob on 1/8/2015
Quality
Got it today after work. Whoa, nice rifle! I chose hand select because I wanted it to be what it was originally. It is. It's all matching numbers, tag, sling worn, mildly (and I mean mildly) nicked here and there. I have zero complaints. Maybe it's the luck of the draw? I don't know. All I do know is I can't wait to get to the range. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!
Excellent rifle
Review by Kevin on 1/6/2015
Quality
This rifle purchase is my first using a C&R license. I could not be more pleased. Ordering was very easy. Delivery was great considering the New Years holidays came into play. The rifle was packaged well when it arrived. Upon inspection, I have nothing but good things to say. Other than needing to be cleaned good, it was nice right out of the box. Beautiful stock. A few dings and dents that show its character, but none of the beaver chew others have mentioned. Bluing is probably 70-80%. The bore looks new. All numbers match. I did not upgrade to hand select, and did not receive a sling or troop tag. Just throwing that out there. Overall I give Classic 5 stars on this transaction. They will be getting ore of my business in the near future.
The hype is real
Review by Andrew on 1/5/2015
Quality
I own quite a few military surplus rifles as that is my favorite type to collect. The Swiss K31 is definitely the finest example of good honest workmanship and design in my collection. I have not had a chance to shoot it yet but I was extremely impressed as I took it apart and cleaned it. Everything just fits together so perfectly and the bore is prestine. I received a nice looking, all matching numbers rifle from Classic and am once again very pleased. Thank you classic.
Very nice all-matching 1941 Swiss K31 with a 1937 stock
Review by Terry on 1/4/2015
Quality
The rifle I received has a serial number that indicates a 1941 year of manufacture. The stock is dated July 1937 ("VII 37" under the buttplate), and is in very good condition for its age - just the usual dings and dents. All I did was clean it and rub in two coats of tung oil to seal the few spots that had the original finish worn away. All serial numbers match - receiver, bolt, magazine, handguard and buttstock. I would say 80-90% of the original blue remaining on the metal. The bore is very good and cleaned up mirror bright. There was also a tag under the buttplate with the original owner's name, unit, address and birth year (1921), and I did not pay the extra to get this. The only thing wrong with it when I got it was a really beat up buttplate - it actually had a lot of metal missing. However, that's luck of the draw with old military guns, and I was able to find a replacement part in very good condition. Over all I am very pleased with the rifle. It's one of the most interesting C&R rifles I have - definitely a keeper!
Solid Rifle
Review by Elf on 1/3/2015
Quality
Just received mine in the mail, opted for the +$20 hand-pick.
Action - 10/10. Well oiled, very tight. Bore is also bright.
Bluing - 9/10. Good for a WW2 surplus. Barrel crown is quite good.
Stock - 8/10. All blemishes are superficial, and I had intended to refinish the stock regardless of condition. Butt plate doesn't seat fully and is beat up, but hey -- it's a service rifle.

Misc: the gun was packaged well, strap is in good condition, no crown cap was included.
Worst purchase I have ever made from Classic Firearms-period !
Review by Jeff on 1/2/2015
Quality
Worst purchase I have ever made from Classic Firearms-period !
I Asked for hand select and Troop tag!
This is less than what I would expect from a hand select item.
Asked for walnut stock got a very beat up beech stock.
Not happy - buyer beware.
Maybe should have not asked for troop tag... Would rather have a better condition firearm than the history.
I will be contacting classic abut this purchase and hope they can make things right. Stay tuned for update.
Perfect Rifle.
Review by dannyboy on 12/26/2014
Quality
This rifle is amazing. I took it to the range without wiping it down or cleaning it and the first round was in the black, dead center. I put a muzzle brake on it and it is the most fun rifle I own. The only downside is the price of the ammo, cost 3 times as much to shoot as my AK 47. I would have this as my only rifle if the ammo was a little cheaper. The rifle stock is so nice I doubt if it was ever used at all. I will continue to come here to buy weapons etc.
Best C&R gun I've ever bought!
Review by TimothyJ999 on 12/22/2014
Quality
This gun was a beauty right out of the box. I cleaned and lubricated it but that's all. When I finally got it to the range last week it turned out to be nearly the most accurate rifle I own, of any vintage. It cycles and shoots beautifully; the recoil is less brutal than either a Mosin or an M1 Garand--it's more of a firm shove than a punch. Trigger has a lot of travel but a really crisp light break.

At 100 yards with iron sights and a sandbag I was putting 5 shots in a 3" circle consistently. This thing has turned out to be my favorite bolt-action rifle.
EXCELLENT!!!
Review by Ward on 12/22/2014
Quality
I ordered my K31 late on a Wednesday evening, it shipped early the next day and it arrived nicely packaged in bubble wrap @ my local FFL on Monday. I paid the extra $20 for hand select and I think it was worth it. I received a really nice rifle with a clean, shiny bore and it had both a sling and a troop tag. By serial number it was manufactured in 1940 but appears to have been re-stocked with a 1944 dated beech stock that is still in quite good condition and is lacking the heavy wear towards the end of the butt stock that many report on K31s.

Very impressed with both the rifle and with Classic Firearms and would absolutely do business with them again.
Excellent rifle experience
Review by steve on 12/22/2014
Quality
What a great experience buying this beutifull rifle from Classic. The service and quality exceeded my expectations. The rifle itself is an early walnut stock k31 in very good condition and included the sling and muzzle cover which was a very pleasant suprise. I opted for the hand select and could not have picked a better one myself. When I got it home my son and I could not resist inspecting every inch of it and noticing all the swiss proofs. We took the butt plate off and were pleasantly surprised to see a troop tag. I did not pay for that option so thank you CF. I'm so glad I decided to make this purchase as these will likely start to become scarce. Thank you CF I will definately be purchasing from you again. Steve
Slightly disappointed
Review by Malcolm on 12/21/2014
Quality
Summary: I paid the extra $20 for hand select, but feel that it probably was $20 wasted, especially for not getting the sling.

I've wanted one of these rifles for quite some time now and finally ordered one. I was extremely excited when I went to pick it up from my FFL, and got extremely giddy when I saw it was a walnut stock like I had hoped for. I paid the extra $20 for the hand select, which is where I'm disappointed. The stock has many bumps and scratches around the butt end of the rifle, which I know is normal. But around the foregrip area there are about 4 massive dings in the wood where the fibers are broken and probably cannot be steam out. I also got the sling clip, but no sling. I don't really understand that. The blue of the rifle is very good, the ears on the front sight are missing some blue and the muzzle as well, but other than that, it is pretty much all there. The bore is amazing. The bolt looks pristine, it sticks a little even when the firing pin is pulled back, but I imagine shooting a few rounds through it will loosen her up a bit.
ClassicFirearms made my Christmas
Review by Mick on 12/18/2014
Quality
Ordered my K31 on the 15th and picked it up at my FFL today the 18th. ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, came with a sling and troop tags. I didn't select either as an option so that was a nice surprise!! It has a beech stock that has no major dings or hunks of wood missing, actually it's almost flawless so much so you really have to look close to see what few dings it does have. Also I did clean it up today and put about 10 rounds down range in a standing position, it is very accurate with a bright bore and new looking rifling. Work up some hand loads and off a bench and I bet it'll do moa's with no problem. I want to wish everyone at classic a Merry Christmas and God Bless them all.
not up to par
Review by k on 12/11/2014
Quality
Had an FFL place an order for hand select and troop tags. Received gun in good condition only no troop tags. Not excited at all.
Great value for a high quality surplus rifle
Review by Cal on 12/10/2014
Quality
I paid the extra $20 for the hand select for exterior finish just to help ensure that my rife was above average in condition. I was excited after reading through some of the other reviews that there was a chance that my rifle may also include the troop tag and muzzle guard; however the rifle I received had neither. My slight disappointment quickly disappeared when I looked over the rifle and found that the stock only had very minor dents and the bluing of the steel was around 90% minimum. These guns are a great deal and probably some of the last available if I had to guess...which is why I just placed an order for a second one! As always Classic shipped the gun quickly, and after several orders with them I am confident in the quality of their 'hand select' options for C&R firearms.
very pleased
Review by matthew on 12/5/2014
Quality
got my K31, all matching numbers! and I mean all. rifle is in very good condition, bore looks great, functions perfectly, I may shelf the 30-30 and hunt with my K31. shipped wrapped in bubble wrap, then boxed and boxed again, GREAT JOB CLASSIC!
Dissapointment turned to joy!
Review by jeff on 11/18/2014
Quality
I had been wanting a k31 for some time and finally decided to do it. Ordered a "hand select" K31 on a Thursday It arrived at the local gun store the next Monday. Man - was I excited to pick up my new treasure! After a quick once over, I see a brutal crack from the receiver around the wrist to the trigger guard. Called Classic and had an RMA and shipping label emailed in an hour or so. Old cracked stock went back the next day and Classic had another K31 ordered a few days later. A few more days and the gun store guy calls me. K31 #2 is nice - 90+ % blueing, fairly nice stock, muzzle guard, great bore, just a nice clean milsurp rifle. Since it was "hand select", I did get a (new) sling. No button though. Gave Classic a call about the missing sling button. The next day another sling and button was in my mail box. I choose not to pay for the troop tag but found one right where it was supposed to be!!! Super nice rifle - good service. The only reason I don't give 5 stars is because a cracked stock was shipped as "hand select" on my first K31. Classic did make up for that on the second try.
Go ahead and order yours. Next to my Garand - this is my new favorite!
Another thought... Mosins are cool but when you see that Swiss quality. WOW!
Thanks Classic!


sadness turned to joy!
Review by jeff on 11/14/2014
Quality
I ordered a Classic "Hand Select" K31 on a Thursday and got it the next Monday. Major excitement as I went to the local gun store for my transfer. After opening and looking the rifle over, a serious (don't even think about shooting this thing) crack was observed in the stock from the receiver around to the wrist to the trigger guard. Man was is crushed!!
So - I call Classic - got an RMA and shipping label emailed to me in an hour or so. Old broke stock went back to Classic the next day and another K31 was ordered. 4 days later K31 #2 arrived. WOW! Nice! All matching numbers. Nice bore. 90+ % bluing. Very light cosmo. This birch stock has some dings and general use but not bad for a 60+ year old rifle. The stock will clean up nice. Troop Tag under the butt plate! Didn't pay for or request the Troop Tag! No button for the (unused - perfect condition) sling. Made the call to Classic about the missing button. Got another sling and button (Priority Mail) the next day.

Ammo has arrived today so we will send a few down range this weekend!!

Keep getting these historic gems for us surplus nuts. Thanks Classic- I Love It!!!
Very pleased with purchase.
Review by MongolOne on 10/27/2014
Quality
I recently ordered and received two Schmidt-Rubin K31 rifles and a 480 round case of ammunition. The rifles were vintage 1940 and 1941 and came equipped with walnut stocks which is period correct for those years of production. The rifle stocks showed signs of having "beaver chew" at the butt end...enough to provide the rifles with character but not excessive. One rifle came with a few lite scratches directly on top of the receiver which sort of bothered me because of its direct visibility but they were superficial and, as with the "beaver chew", could be written off as being part of the rifles history. After swabbing out the bores, both bores showed to be very bright, clean, had sharp rifling, and were completely free of any rust. The actions were smooth operating and had a very nice lockup. Both rifles came with a leather sling and an ID tag underneath the butt plate which I requested by agreeing to the additional hand select costs. The rifles arrived wrapped in bubble wrap and double boxed to protect them during shipment. In all, I am very pleased with the condition of both of these 70+ year old rifles, especially the mechanical aspect. Also, I am very pleased with how Classic Firearms handled the entire transaction. Classic firearms did an excellent job in keeping me informed in a timely manner, via email, of the shipment status and the rifles were delivered to my local FFL dealer on the date stated. All in all, I am very happy with my rifles and the entire purchase process provided by Classic Firearms. This being my first order, and based on how well it went, I will not hesitate to do business with Classic Firearms again. The did a really good job.
good deal
Review by crie on 10/26/2014
Quality
I purchased a 1941 walnut K31 handselect about 6 weeks ago. The rifle had fairly large amount of surface dings. Most of them shallow with perhaps ten fairly deep ones. The color and grain of the stock were very nice, with little to no butt chew so common to these. I spent some time steaming.the stock which reduced the ding issue. The metal was good with some areas of blueing worn from regular use. I would put the blueing at. 75%. The barrel measured nearly new. The K31 has been to the range twice. The first time with iron sights showed some signs of accuracy at 50 yards. The second with a scope at 100 yards. After some sighting in it shot sub moa, maybe closer to 1/2 moa. Pretty good from a 70 year old rifle. At first I though the stock should be refinished but it's looks have grown on me. A good deal accept the rifle your issued make it yours.
Very good!
Review by jason on 10/25/2014
Quality
I have purchased several K31' s through Classic all have been in good shape with normal stock and bluing wear, some "beaver chewing". Usually have light coating of waffenfett. Easy cleanup and a good deal!
Great guns for the price!
Review by William on 10/24/2014
Quality
Just got my second K-31, all I can say is WOW! Flamed walnut stock, matching numbers, bolt and internals look new. Minor dings not bad for an 80 year old rifle.
The first K-31 I got was Beechwood. Another beauty, matching numbers, both have exellent bores. Shot the first one at 100yds, dead nuts accurate. Haven't had a chance to shoot the second one yet. Never disappointed with Classic. These are by far my favorite rifles so far.
Way Better than I expected!!!!!!!
Review by Taurin on 10/11/2014
Quality
Just got my new K31 home today and man am I impressed!!!!!! Everything looked great. The wood was in awesome condition. Only light wear marks. Blueing was good also. Thanks to Classic Firearms for offering this great rifle!!!
OUTSTANDING
Review by ArcticSniper on 10/11/2014
Quality
Received my K31 today and my expectations fell short of the reality. No major dents or any gouges. I'm in love with this rifle! The action is butter smooth and the trigger is comparable to modern day sniper rifles. I'm not talking civilian "sniper rifles" I mean honest to god military precision rifles. This rifle ladies and gentlemen, is for a lack of better words, outstanding.
very good gun
Review by Matthew on 10/10/2014
Quality
I purchased 5 of these rifles and they all are in very good shape. They have only a few dents in the stock and the metal and bluing is almost perfect. They are a very good gun and real accurate.
Great shooter!
Review by Alyssa on 10/8/2014
Quality
I purchased a hand picked rifle as my first a couple weeks ago and absolutely love it! It is a great and accurate shot along with being a clean and beautiful rifle. The purchasing process was easy and the rifle was delivered quickly.
K31 rifle, a great buy
Review by Joel on 10/8/2014
Quality
I have to say that I have been wanting one of these for some time but never pulled the trigger on a purchase. I paid for the hand select option and was not disappointed. I received a walnut stock, with 85-90% bluing and a soldiers card in the stock! It came with the sling and muzzle cap, as well as all matching numbers. This is the second rifle I have bought from Classic Firearms and they are now my go too source.
Classis Firearms is the place to buy a Swiss K31
Review by murrah on 10/4/2014
Quality
I must admit that I was skeptical about ordering a rifle online that I myself could not visually inspect before purchasing, but I ordered my K31 with the 20 dollar hand select and troop tag options. The rifle I received from Classic Firearms was absolutely outstanding, I HIGHLY recommend Classic Firearms, and from one skeptic to another I'm telling you "Classic Firearms and their products are good to go". I also recommend the 20 dollar hand select and troop tag options, which I feel does increase the probability of you getting a better specimen "rifle" than if you opt out of those two options available from C.F.
Far Better than I Expected!
Review by Jess on 9/30/2014
Quality
Many years ago I had ordered Mauser K98 hand select from a competitor and it was the worst rifle I have ever bought. Just horrible condition, even a chunk of the butt stock was missing! So my expectations were really low when I ordered a Swiss K31 straight pull from Classic Firearms. You guys were getting ONE chance from me. WOW---thank you so very much for coming through!!! Really. A beautiful rifle, very good + condition. Normal wear, light and even, on metal surfaces. Barrel looks great. No missing parts, all stamping present and crisp including stock cartouche! ( that one got my FFL dealer's attention). It is a walnut stock-which I did NOT expect, and all serial #s matched. Magazine looked new. A very nice 1943 rifle. I paid for hand pick and troop tag--not a disappointment on either. The ONLY flaw was a hairline crack, approx. 3" long diagonally from the bolt release notch corner. I will stop drill it later and carefully repair it myself. Some might whine about something like that, but to me it is such a minor thing as to be expected on a WWII era service rifle. Hope this helps anyone 'on the fence'. Jessica
New favorite shooter?
Review by Paul on 9/29/2014
Quality
Ordering the rifle was a no fuss process. The rifle arrived well packaged, safe and sound. I had paid for hand select based on cosmetics. The condition was a bit of a mixed bag. First, there was almost no major cleaning to do, which was nice because the SKS I also received that day was the filthiest rifle I have ever bought, and smelled like a Vietnamese fish market (cleaned up nice, though). The stock (walnut, I think) is kind of dinged up from top to bottom, with 2 or 3 really deep dents, minor "beaver chewing" towards the butt. The metal is in pretty good shape. The magazine has a bit of wear from use, the butt plate has no bluing if it ever did, the barrel bands are faded, and there is ever so slight fading in the bluing towards the muzzle, so I'd say 85%. The barrel, on the other hand, is outstanding. I almost blinded myself looking in it with the bore light. In other words, somebody really schleped this rifle around the alps in some snow, but had the training and ethic to actually take care of it. The good news is that I know who that was, because even though I didn't pay for it, I still ended up with the tag under the butt plate. Very cool!
Shooting the K 31 was amazing. I only fired 20 rounds because it took me a while just to find those (can't order ammo in NY), but I never missed my target at 100, holding at about 6 o'clock. The clearly 2 stage trigger is the smoothest I've ever shot on a milsurplus, including my Enfield, and is smoother than some commercial ones. I'm not a great shooter, and I didn't approach the test scientifically, but I could see 4 distinct groups on the target.
One note; I'm not sure if I'm not pulling hard enough on the bolt or if the extractor on the rifle is weak, but the shells tend to either fall in my lap or back into the action, which is no big deal but sort of weird. Thanks Classic!
The Most Beautiful Rifle I've Ever Seen!
Review by Jordan on 9/26/2014
Quality
I received my K31 yesterday. Serials put it as a 1935, with troop tags to match!
This is hands-down the most beautiful rifle I've ever seen. It's in pristine condition. Other than minor dings (that are to be expected from an 80 year old rifle), this looks better than most brand new rifles!
Everything functions flawlessly, and I can not thank Classic Firearms for picking me an amazing rifle!
The only problem I have with it, though, is that it was missing the front sight blade. I have an email into Classic Firearms to see how this issue can be resolved, but other than that minor problem, everything is awesome!!
First purchase. K-31
Review by Franz on 9/22/2014
Quality
This was my first Purchase from Classic Firearms. This was also my first online gun purchase ever. I didn't select any of the extra options. I received A BEAUTIFUL Blonde 1950. I didn't select the option for a troop tag but i got one anyway! I am not going to do a video review for this rifle because i didnt have time but i just bought another one so, i will feature this one in the video review for that one. :) I will fire both rifles in the review. Im going to leave these rifles historical and make sure that, when im gone, they are still in as good of shape as i received them. Thank you very much Classic Firearms and God Bless.
Great rifle. Great customer service.
Review by Tyler on 9/19/2014
Quality
This is my second K31 from classic. I paid for the hand select option but not the troop tag. I received a 1942, all matching (including magazine and walnut stock and forend) rifle. The bluing was worn down to 80% around the muzzle and front sight and the edges of the receiver. I'm ok with that since I got a matching magazine and the correct walnut stock.
I got a sling as promised. A literally brand new 1962 made Swiss sling. However I didn't receive the stud/button to hold it back together to itself. A simple email to classic informing them and within an hour I had a reply back saying they will send me one. Two days later it was in my mail box. Great customer service.
Beautiful rifle
Review by Jeremy on 9/18/2014
Quality
I received my K31 today from classic. I paid for hand select. I got a very nice gun. I asked for a numbers matching gun and I received one. Also had sling, muzzle cap, and troop tag even though I did not pay extra for it. I could not be happier this is my 4th purchase from classic and still my go to place for surplus guns. Thank you classic for another beautiful gun.
Awesome rifle!
Review by Russell on 9/18/2014
Quality
I paid the extra 20$ for hand picked, and got it. Matching numbers, 90% blueing, beautiful hardwood stock, sling, extremely pleased with this rifle.

Bore in my gun is like new, 95% or better!
Swiss K31 for $279
Review by Michael on 9/12/2014
Quality
Rifle and ammunition was ordered on Tuesday of this week. UPS delivered on Friday. I have ordered several rifles from Classic and the service is always great. Thanks Classic!

I didn't opt for the hand select or troop tag upgrades. I received a nice beech stock 1944 K31. Numbers match at the buttplate, magazine, bolt, receiver, and both parts of the stock. The bluing is very good shape considering the age on one area on the receiver was wore a little. The butt stock shows some wear on the finish and nicks, just as described. I guess I am one of the 20% that didn't get a sling, and that is fine. However, the rifle did have the brass barrel cover. Under the plate there was not a troop, but there is imprint in the wood where one was there for a long time.

There wasn't much cosmoline, clean up process with Hoppes and CLP took about 30 minutes. The barrel is in very good condition, the Swiss did a good job in maintaining the weapon.

I was certainly glad to snag one of these during the two day sale price of $279!
Good value, excellent mechanicals
Review by George on 9/12/2014
Quality
All metal is in excellent condition including the bore. The stock shows usage and is a tad rough but there are no cracks or missing chunks of wood. A wet towel and an iron will work on many of the dings.
A great buy
Review by Jeffrey on 9/8/2014
Quality
Ordered my rifle on Sunday before Labor day and it was ready for pickup before the next weekend. Very fast shipping. After opening it up, it was ready for use withing about 15 minutes of cleaning it up. Did not opt for the hand picked and it's a really nice looking surplus rifle. Came with a sling and the muzzle cap as a bonus. It's got it's marks on the stock, slight enough i think the tree may have just had freckles, but the metal is all in fantastic shape. Have not had a chance to fire it yet, but from the looks of the barrel I would say it's got it's whole life ahead of it. With the cost of this rifle and the ammo it's like buying an eastern bloc surplus rifle and getting western quality and comfort. Thanks Classic for another great deal and smooth transaction!
K31-2
Review by Chuck on 9/5/2014
Quality
This is my second K within a month from classic. Numbers matching with troop tag beechwood. Other K is walnut. Finish completely faded which is fine- refinished stock close to original color. Very few dents. Excellent rifle. This is my third rifle from classic-will always do business with them.
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Review by None on 8/28/2014
Quality
I recieved my second K from classic exactly as i requested. I wrote in notes i would like numbers matching, i got it. As well as troop tag. Mine was beechwood, finish completely faded...which is fine. I restained it and now it looks excellent! Thanks classic!
Awesome!
Review by konrad on 8/26/2014
Quality
I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Ordered on a Thursday evening and received it by Tuesday. When I picked up my K31, the first gun I have purchased, I couldn't believe how lovely it is. Pristine condition, excellent bore, and it even had a strap and a muzzle guard. I absolutely love it and I am for certain going to buy from classicfirearms again. I think I see a mosin and an sks in my immediate future!
Beautiful military rifle
Review by stephen on 8/19/2014
Quality
Recently bought a Swiss K31 from "Aim Surplus". Paid $289.00 plus $10.00 more for hand pick option. The rifle that I received was no "hand pick", it looked more like the last one picked. Stock had large crack, had no troop tag under butt plate, bluing just ok and bolt did not cycle that smoothly. Decided to buy another when I saw them available on "Classic Firearms". Got hand pick option and what a beautiful rifle I received. Great stock, troop tag under butt plate, nice bluing, bolt smooth as butter and bore mirror bright. Could not be happier with purchase.
Very nice
Review by Jon on 8/8/2014
Quality
I've been wanting one for a long time and decided to make the jump. All I can say is I really got my moneys worth. Solid stock, dinged a bit as expected, good metal, nice bore. A good shooter. Can't believe how accurate it is. Love that straight pull bolt. Good service from Classic.
Awesome Rifle
Review by K31 Love on 8/6/2014
Quality
I received my K31 earlier this week and it looks great...especially since it was manufactured in 1939. The stock had the normal small dings expected with surplus rifles, but looked better than I expected. The bluing was good and once again looked better then I expected. I received a sling but it did not have a troop tag. I shot it today and was very pleased with it. Very easy to shoot and very accurate (i was using GP11 ammo). I think I might like this rifle as much as my M1 Garand. Thanks Classic Firearms!
Awesome Rifle !!
Review by Russell on 8/5/2014
Quality
This is the first Swiss rifle I have ever owned. I'm am very happy with it and could not ask for better!! As alway's Classic is the best !! Thank's Classic!!
Awesome Firearm, Will shop again
Review by Sgt Tank on 8/5/2014
Quality
The firearm it's self is awesome. The only thing keeping it from a 5 was the stock. It was really rough. The reciever, barrel, and bolt are in EXCELLENT condition. I am most impressed by them. Not a spot of rust or pitting ANYWHERE. It also was a numbers matching right down to the wood stocks. I did not get a sling with mine (bummer) but I did have the tag of the swiss user. Hoping to get lucky in finding and hearing from the family of the owner some time. Gun needs a real good cleaning before I can fire it. The bore also looks dirty but bright and should clean up real well. Now I just need to get all of the accessories needed. Also plan to recondition the wood to at least good condition. There are no breaks so it should clean up nicely. Will definately be buying from classic again. Thanks much guys. :)
Swiss K31 Review. First time C&R.
Review by Kory on 8/4/2014
Quality
This was my first C&R buy with my new license. Classic Firearms quickly and promptly put all my information on file (Still have yet to hear from Century Arms sadly) so I was ready to go as soon as I made my mind up. The rifle is exactly like imagined and everyone else says. Stock is dinged and dented like all the others. The finish though is completely intact. The barrel on the other hand is absolutely immaculate. Just like it was produced yesterday. I am very thrilled with this gun and can't wait to do business again.
Amazing rifle!
Review by Ferdinando on 8/4/2014
Quality
Thank you Classic for another great surplus rifle! What I love the most is how honest there descriptions are of the condition of the rifles. Both my SKS and K31 came just as described!
Thanks for a beautiful rifle
Review by Brandon on 8/1/2014
Quality
I received my beautiful K31 rifle today it is a 1951 year of manufacture and It is has near perfect bluing and all matching numbers. I asked for a Walnut stock and Classic Firearms very kindly made that happen for me. It has a very nice sling and troop tags even though I didn't pay for the hand select and troop tag option.

Thanks again Classic Firearms for a great rifle and for being a good Christian business. You guys have my business for life!
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Review by K31 on 8/1/2014
Quality
I got my K31 today. Was a bit disappointed with my purchase; the stock and hand guard were pretty beat up with small gouges...i chose hand pick. The bluing was pretty poor. Going off of all the positive reviews, i did expect to get a better rifle. Especially with the hand pick option. When i ordered my mosin laminate hex, it was excellent. All numbers match except the bolt which is electropenciled. Otherwise i do like my rifle. As i plan on only getting one, i really wanted a better example.
A+ Hand select came with matching numbers, excellent finish and name tag.
Review by Empires on 7/29/2014
Quality
A+

Great K31! Went with hand select for exterior and bore and was very happy to receive a k31 with excellent finish on the hardware, great bore, and even a name tag beneath the butt-plate that was a happy surprise bonus!

The K31 is the epitome of the Swiss Straight-pull design spanning half a century of developement. If you have been on the fence about purchasing a Swiss rifle, this is the one and Classic Arms is the place to buy it!
Shipping wait proved worth it.
Review by Michael on 7/28/2014
Quality
I submitted a review before it arrived because I knew what to expect, however, I don't blame classic for making me wait before putting my name on it. All in all I was right for the most part, except I expected bluing at 85-90 and a chewed up stock.

Instead, I got beechwood, virtually unblemished, bluing near 100%, and love my second K31 (1st from classic) more than my first one which is a walnut 1943.

Obviously classics supply isn't running too slim on good hand select picking. Order today.
A great gun regardless of price.
Review by NewGuyMB on 7/28/2014
Quality
You will not find a better shooting new gun for 3 times the price. Great iron sights, smooth straight pull/push action. Stock will not will any beauty contests, but it's been used, it's been fired, but it has been cared for. Hard hitting 7.5x55 GP11 ammo will put most "match grade" ammo to shame. The GP11 ammo can't be used on indoor ranges because it's steel, but Prvi Partizan makes great ammo for hunting or indoors. Buy this rifle before they are all gone, or import restrictions make them unavailable. Buy this rifle, you will not be disappointed.
Classic shipped quickly, kept me informed as to status, and a very fair price.
Better than expected
Review by David on 7/26/2014
Quality
The K31 that I received is exceptional and I'm glad to be able to add it to my collection!
Totally satisfied with purchase
Review by BMG on 7/25/2014
Quality
I ordered a K31 hoping for the best. I received a very nice walnut stocked rifle, 1942 dated bolt, excellent bluing overall, 1940 dated sling, troop tag, a few expected dents in the wood, 72 years old,its earned them. This rifle was well maintained and hardly shot.mirror like bore with extremely deep rifling. Hit the X-ring within the first 6 shots fired, I'm calling that pretty good. Thank you Classic foranother excellent purchase.
Nice rifle!
Review by wbrown on 7/23/2014
Quality
Received my rifle in 4 days.

Beech stock, good bluing, very nice bore. All numbers matching.

Gave it 4 stars, because I've yet to shoot it.
Worth the extra $20?
Review by Tyler on 7/20/2014
Quality
Got my K31 after only a couple days. Fast shipping. Packaged very well. Paid the extra $20 for the hand select for exterior cosmetics. My rifle was made in 1935. Sling was made in 1935 also. Got a muzzle cover which was nice. Bore spectacular. Finish was great and bolt, barrel and receiver match. Magazine not matching. Neither was the dented stock. (Numbers on the hand guard and lower stock matched themselves but not the rifle.) hairline cracks by the buttplate 2-4" long. Didn't pay for the troop tag nor did I recieve one. I did have the troop name scratched into the wood under the but plate however.
Accurate shooter. Recoil about like a 30-06. Very fun to use the straight pull bolt action.
Overall I'm pleased. But I don't think I got my money's worth from the $20 hand select because of the not orginal to gun beech stock and miss matched magazine.
Ourstanding
Review by Java on 7/19/2014
Quality
Picked my K31 up today from Take Aim Training. Wow, what a beautiful rifle. All matching numbers, bore is excellent, bluing is near perfect, bolt looks brand new. Stock is a little dinged up but, hey.. its over 60 years old. Pay the ten bucks for hand select. I got the sling and a muzzle protector that clips onto the front sight. Very very happy with my purchase.....
Ourstanding
Review by Java on 7/19/2014
Quality
Picked my K31 up today from Take Aim Training. Wow, what a beautiful rifle. All matching numbers, bore is excellent, bluing is near perfect, bolt looks brand new. Stock is a little dinged up but, hey.. its over 60 years old. Pay the ten bucks for hand select. I got the sling and a muzzle protector that clips onto the front sight. Very very happy with my purchase.....
k31carbine
Review by loren on 7/17/2014
Quality
Mine looks like it just came out of the factory. It has a little bang spot on the pistol grip and a few very minor scuff marks, the blueing is 98% . Now the two personel gripes i have is #1 they were out of bayonets when i ordered my gun. #2 this one is the biggest gripe it is beechwood stock! i hate those things. I like dark wood stocks . But as i said its just a personel gripe the gun is perfect. On the sling ther is a mans name is this normal or something special? The name is KARL ERB SATTLER RHEINAU (ZCH) . Tanks for the great gun hope you get bayonets soon.
If this is hand select, get yours before the decent ones are gone
Review by D.Rossi on 7/14/2014
Quality
I received the rifle at my FFL. It only took three seconds to realize that if mine was hand selected, then the good ones are going fast. There is a 4 inch long patch of rust on the left side of the receiver, and a line of rust following the edge of the stock where it meets the metal all around the receiver. I am slightly disappointed, but overall quality it decent. I was hoping I wouldn't have to by having one hand selected, but I may have to have it reblued to prevent further corrosion.
Great Rifle Great Service
Review by mike on 7/12/2014
Quality
I received my K31 this week exactly as promised. I chose hand select, the wood is 'dinged' but better than expected. The metal work isn't good, it's 'as new' not even a stain on the bolt face. I will write again after I find the ammo and get some rounds down range. Classic are my all time favorite company to deal with, they have helped me out when I 'needed' to cancel my previous order. They have been helpful, understanding and provided great service, all that and great products too!
Magnificent Rifles
Review by SW shooter on 7/12/2014
Quality
Purchased two of these K31 Rifles at the standard price, and received ones that far exceeded my expectations. All matching serial numbers on the bolts. barrels, receivers, and magazines. One was manufactured in 1943, and the other in 1953. Both came with slings and muzzle guards. There were minor dings in the stocks, and bluing was greater than 90% right out of the box. Once they get a thorough cleaning I am sure they will shine even more. I would recommend a purchase of one of these by anyone looking into getting a great looking & functioning rifle. Classic Firearms even double boxed the rifles, and wrapped them in several layers of bubble wrap for shipping. Great Job! Buy one before they are all gone!
Awesome :)
Review by Brandon on 7/10/2014
Quality
I got mine in today and have to say im very pleased thus far. The first thing I noticed was the beautiful walnut stock! Dented but thats to be expected. Finish on metal is very nice at about 75-80%. Muzzle cover was on the rifle along with a sling! Icing on the cake was the troop tag! Great buy!!
Awesome!
Review by Scott on 7/8/2014
Quality
CANNOT beat this rifle for the price. Paid the extra for hand select and got far more than I was expecting. Beautiful walnut stock and 1942 manufacture. This rifle looks as if it's never been shot.
Couldn't be Happier
Review by Bookmanwv on 7/5/2014
Quality
Another great experience with Classic. Gun was shipped in 5 days to my FFL. All matching numbers, clean bore and good crown. Even better than the K-11 I ordered previously from Classic. Came with sling as well. I did not pay the hand select upgrade but was sent a beautiful rifle. Get one. You won't be disappointed.
What a nice match grade rifle!
Review by Marc on 7/3/2014
Quality
I receive a beautiful 1947 vintage K31 Swiss rifle today from Classic Arms. While the stock has some knocks and nicks, the metal is is very good condition. Everything I would want in a K31.

The bolt, barrel and receiver match. The box magazine does not. Mine came with a sling in good condition.

If others are like this one, I'd happily recommend Classic Arms for good customer service and the rifles themselves. They have the precision of a match grade rifle, and this one got the care a fine rifle deserves all it's life.
Love it
Review by Maswell on 5/29/2014
Quality
What a gorgeous rifle. The bore is perfect, the finish is wonderful, and this is a walnut stocked K31, which most places charge extra for.

I have not been able to shoot it yet -- i just got ammo for it last week -- but overall this is an amazing piece of engineering and really a thing of beauty in its own right. I'm glad I got one of these while I could.
very pleased
Review by Laws on 4/1/2014
Quality
I bought the K31 Swiss rifle and I am very pleased with the purchase from classic firearms. The rifle is in excellent condition. The bluing is great and the bolt action is very smooth. This is my second purchase from classic firearms and I am pleased with their products and customer service.
Thank you classic firearms
Very nice, with unexpected bonus
Review by William on 3/31/2014
Quality
I purchased this as the bare bones version, with no 'special' picking or other payments. The rifle received was in great shape with a clean, sharp bore. The action worked flawlessly and smoothly. The stock was in fair shape with no really bad dings, just some handling marks. Had to pick up a replacement cleaning rod, but was pleasantly surprised to find the original plasticized issue 'tag' under the buttplate!
Nice Rifle
Review by Edward on 3/30/2014
Quality
Paid the extra for the Hand Select and got a nice rifle, 1953 beech stock all matching. Bore looks like a Swiss bore being very nice and clean. Rifling looks good but I haven't gauged it to determine how used it is. Bluing is about 80% and looks nice. Very happy with this rifle purchase, this one will be staying with me. No problems from Classics end, very easy to deal with.
'43 Walnut almost perfect.
Review by SRChan on 3/30/2014
Quality
Rifle came in nicely wrapped up in a BUNCH of bubble wrap. The metal is all perfect with 90%+ blueing and only minor damage to butt plate.

The walnut stock had very little chewing on the bottom but sadly had a vertical crack in the thin spot of the wood along the magazine release well cut, This area is reinforced so I just plan on glueing and refinishing it.

Came with sling but was missing the metal clasp, no solder tags(did not pay for those though), All Matching # with perfect mirror finish bore.
Excellent purchase
Review by Wayne on 3/29/2014
Quality
I received my anxiously awaited K31 from my FFL, and was very pleased. The rifle had almost all of its bluing, and the action was smooth. It required minimal cleaning before taking it to the range, where I was able to shoot tight groups at 100 yards. My rifle did have a chunk of metal missing from the rear sight leaf right at the v-notch, but I was able to find a replacement sight leaf for a few dollars. I love this rifle, and will purchase again from Classic.
Beautiful Shooter
Review by COLIN on 3/27/2014
Quality
I received a 1951 K31 in a 1942 walnut stock. It is beautiful and accurate. Everything I could want except all matching (non-handpick). Well Done..
1934 K31 Carbine
Review by Deadly in OKC on 3/16/2014
Quality
First, spend the $ for hand-picked for rifling and appearance - - this 1934 K31 is pristine! All numbers match and the troop tag was under the butt plate. With serial number 535###, it was ready to shoot on delivery. The rifling is bright and shiny. The stock was in very good shape with drill marks on the butt and one finger-nail size gouge on the right side where the shooter's left hand would normally rest. With minimal cleaning since it was in such great shape, the receiver was restored with its bluish-green finish by applying some Eastwood's blackening solution to it. Before doing this the receiver looked like it had normal bluing that had faded with age and wear. Now it looks new. Thanks again, Classic Firearms!
Excellent but...
Review by Albert on 3/15/2014
Quality
Nice rifle and well worth the money. Only issue is that I paid for hand select and its missing the front sight blade. Maybe it fell off in the box during shipping. Going online, I am having a difficult time locating one. Just starting my search and may not have looked in the right places. Overall, I have had great experiences with Classic Arms and have purchase 90% of my collection from them.
I would have passed
Review by Thomas on 3/13/2014
Quality
I don't think Very Good to Excellent was an accurate description. Stock has parallel cracks on both sides. Each crack is almost 4 inches long. Crack on right side leads to cut out for bolt release , On the left side it leads to a stock patch. The patch is about 2 inches wide and extends from forward part of the magazine to the rear trigger guard. Been wanting to get K31 for a while but If I had seen this one in in a gun shop I would have passed on it.
swiss k31
Review by MoShooter36 on 3/11/2014
Quality
I would rate my gun at average or below, not the very good to excellent in the description. The stock fit is poor, banged up and doesn't match the rest of the gun. I can live with that, it's a Military Surplus gun. What I don't like is that the gun is missing the front sight. Now I need to find one and the tool to install it. I bought form Classic Firearms in the past with good results and probably will buy again in the future, just got the short end of the stick this time. I just wanted people to know that not every gun is perfect.
Excellent K31 from 1938
Review by Joseph G on 3/9/2014
Quality
I've been wanting a K31 for a long time. usually by the time I see the few that are available, they tend to be sold out. Luckily, I put myself on the 'notify' list from Classic for the K31. As soon as I received the email, I purchased one. The price, in my opinion was much less than what I've seen, and expected. I took a chance and requested an all matching numbers rifle. I also purchased the 'kit' as well. I was very pleased when I received the rifle. All matching numbers (Thanks you Classic), and a leather sling! According to the serial number 577###, this is from 1938. The walnut stock has its dings and scratches, but overall I'm happy with it. (No paper behind the butt plate). The metal is nice as well as the barrel. I haven't cleaned it yet. As I'm sure the serial numbers inside the stock will match as well. Once I give this a good cleaning, including the bolt, I'm sure I will be even more pleased. The kit was in excellent shape. I got the plastic bottles instead of the glass, but other than that, the kit was awesome. I see these K31s sold out FAST... If these go on sale in the future, I'm sure I will buy one again. I haven't shot this yet, even tho I bought a case of the 'surplus' ammo. Thanks again Classic.
My first K31
Review by Erock75 on 3/8/2014
Quality
The value of these rifles continues too climb and they are getting somewhat hard to find so I'm glad I was able to get one finally. The rifle itself is in excellent condition. According to the serial numbers it is a 1938 production model. It came with a sling which is a bonus and the stock is in excellent shape with a few minor dings here and there. Bluing is very good with some minor wear in a few spots. Also came with a troop tag. The bore is mirror and beautiful. There is no rust anywhere. Can't wait to shoot it! I will post some pics as soon as possible. Thanks again classic firearms!
Can you get more.
Review by Daryl on 3/7/2014
Quality
I was really impressed when I pulled off the bubble wrap and saw a nearly new rifle. The stock was new looking also and the only rough spot was on the butt plate. I only wish I would have ordered two. I hope more come in so I can order another one. I have always been pleased with everything I have ordered from Classic, even reasonable shipping. I am hoping to do lot's of future business with Classic. Thanks, Daryl.
Somewhat Happy ..
Review by Alex on 3/6/2014
Quality
First of all Thank you ! Classic Firearms for a great piece of history ! Somewhat happy , paid extra for hand select and got pretty beat up stock with deep gauges , all the metal was in excellent condition as promised .
Sweet Swiss!
Review by Vad on 3/5/2014
Quality
Completely stripped and cleaned it - found all matching serial#'s everywhere, even on the underside of the handguard wood and stock. There was a minor amount of surface rust on the barrel underneath the handguard wood. Bluing on the rifle was 90% there, with wear on all the usual places of these rifles that saw use.

Wood was walnut. The finish and just the general condition of the stock was in very good shape. The butt of the stock had all the usual markings from the soldier's hobnail boots, but this one wasn't chewed up like many other K31's I've seen.

The rifling was mirror-like with great grooves and lands. The stamps/serial#' say this rifle was produced in 1940, and the leather sling that came with it has a stamp from 1939.

I went out to the range today and I was astonished at the trigger - its better than most modern rifles!! I also was surprised at how accurate the rifle was - I did better at 100 yards than all my other surplus rifles, and even some of my modern scoped rifles. I was using surplus GP11 ammo.

Seems the hype about the accuracy of these rifles and ammo really is true, after all. I also noticed that the Swiss "floated" the barrel on this rifle - never seen that before on a mil-surplus.

Thank you, Classic!
Great Rifle
Review by Dane on 3/5/2014
Quality
I received a 1935 K31 according to the serial number. In walnut with all matching numbers, very minor use on stock, metals are great, bore is pristine. All Swiss markings intact, I also got a sling with the Swiss cartouche. Fires like a dream after minimal cleaning. Overall very happy with purchase.
Great rifle, get one while you can!
Review by John on 2/24/2014
Quality
I just ordered one of these from classic for my Swiss rifle collection. I'm sure when it shows up at my door I wont be disappointed!
Great Rifle
Review by Bill on 8/10/2013
Quality
I'd been waiting for Classic to get the K31 rifles back in stock and they didn't disappoint. These are great rifles with fine craftsmanship. All matching, superb bore and rifling, and the stock is in great condition with a few 'love' marks from handling over the years. Thank you Classic for offering these fine rifles with the same service and quality that keeps me coming back.
Great rifle in good shape
Review by Brenton Adams on 7/10/2013
Quality
I would say overall its in 'good to very good' condition. 1955 by the serial/ all matching

The bore is pristine incredibly sharp lands and grooves, crown perfect with a few small nicks on the outside diameter, none on the inside.

The trigger is hands down the finest on a milsurp I've ever handled.

The wood is in fair shape, some yahoo carved 'FG' with a (swiss army) penknife....

My only issue is the condition of the blue. I would call it 70% overall, less under the handguards. The bottom of the barrel is worn off in spots like something splashed on it and the receiver blue is very worn on the left rear.

All in all, its a great rifle. I doubt it will be my last.

Already making ammo for it.
great product,
Review by duke on 3/11/2013
Quality
Bought all 4 Swiss rifles, great condition for their age. The only problem was a broken firing pin on the K11. still looking for a replacement, another good from Classic Firearms.
Great product. Contacted the original owner after searching for the little label at the end of the rifle
Review by Tequila on 3/3/2013
Quality
I established contact with the original owner in Switzerland. New friends in foreign countries. Love it and it is immaculate . Great products including the ammunition.
Collector's dream !!
Review by J. on 11/20/2012
Quality
Recently made my K31 purchase from CF. I cannot be more happy with this decision. Military enthusiasts and collectors, like myself, should not be without this rifle. Because of the Swiss policy of neutrality, this weapon is not as well known as others like the Springfield '03, the Mosin Nagant 91/30, and the Mauser 98. But, those "in the know", so to speak, are well aware of the unprecedented rugged reliabilty and unrivaled accuracy of this rifle and the GP11 ammunition that it uses.The Swiss are also uber attentive to maintenance. The likelyhood of receiving a rifle that is not in at least good-very good condition is minimal. Like wise with non-matching numbers. It can happen, but less likely than not. At my home range, I was able to print groups less than 1 inch at 50 yards straight out of the box. Not too bad for very poor 40 something year old eyesight. CF offers the best deal I was able to find, and ammo to boot. Heart felt thanks to CF and their staff for for their polite and prompt service with my telephone order.
Matching Replacement Rifle Received
Review by James on 10/24/2012
Quality
Received a nice replacement K31 for the mismatched gun. The rifle is all matching, troop tag present, and has a nice walnut stock. Bluing is exc, and the bore shines........very happy with the K31 and all of the help provided by Rick and his crew at Classic Firearms!!!
Nice Condition BUT Mismatched K31
Review by James on 10/18/2012
Quality
Received a second K31 from Classic, gun has a nice walnut stock, bright bore and has a troop tag. Only problem is a stamped mismatched bolt , I didn't specify matching serial numbers, thinking these guns were always matching, but I found out otherwise. After having bought several guns from Classic this is the first time I'm not satisfied with my purchase.
One very happy owner!!
Review by Michael on 10/4/2012
Quality
This was the first rifle I purchased through Classic, and did it ever turn out to be a super buy. I ordered the hand select with troop tag and I hit the jackpot on both. The rifle is in superb condition, with both stock and barrel being in fantastic shape. I pulled the butt plate off to find a near mint troop tag in there, so now I will hopefully be able to find the original user of this fine rifle. After getting this rifle it has quickly become the centerpiece of my collection. Thanks Classic, you guys rock!!!
Amazing
Review by Andreas6.5AR on 10/2/2012
Quality
Took it home and am ever more awed by the craftsmanship and the quality of the rifle. This was one of 350 made and sold to private owners in 1943. The stock is near perfect with minimal dings and the Swiss emblem clear as new in the wood.(hand select), but it has definitely been used quite a bit (perhaps a club gun). This is evidenced by wear on the bottom of the magazine and lightening of the bluing on the receiver top. Tore it right down and cleaned it up. The barrel bore is mirror bright, with signs of wear (rounded rifling but difference between lands and grooves still substantial) , I am sure it has had considerable rounds through it but I think it is still in good shape. After cleaning I went straight to the range and with my 54 year old eyes resting on a shooters mat rolled up and fidgeting and changing my grip with every shot still managed about a 4.5 inch 10 shot group at 100 yards. If I had a scope and bi-pod I am sure I could improve a lot on that too. I haven't shot open sight since I was a teenager. The group I shot went from "X" lower center and up and right centered about 1.5 inches high and 1 inch to the right. The trigger is so sweet, breaking nice and clean without any gritty feel to it at all.

I wish I had the funds to get another 2 or 3. If the others are like this one, they are really worth it. Wished I had seen that the bayonets are also available when I had ordered the rifle.

Friendly, fast, competent service at the order desk... and sweet... thank you.

Kindest Regards, and God Bless,

Andreas
Perfect Example of Fine Rifle
Review by Georgia Bulldog on 9/23/2012
Quality
This rifle arrived to my FFL as scheduled, and was in impeccable condition. Nice bore, near-perfect bolt and good stock. You have to get this gun.
Unique and superbly well made.
Review by Mashman on 8/24/2012
Quality
The K31 is a collectors dream. The Rifles action is a unique straight pull back bolt"...that is exceedingly well machined and smooth. The appearance puts some collectors off who are looking for more traditional designs but the K31 is safe, extremely accurate, fires a powerful 7.55 shell and is one of the most accurate military rifled ever made,
Best bolt action of its time
Review by USMCSurvivalist85 on 8/17/2012
Quality
This is the most accurate and best bolt action of the mid 20th century. The ammo they shot was non-corrosive so metal wear is minimal to none. gp11 ammo is super accurate and still used in swiss shooting matches as the round of choice. It can be had for 45 -50 cents per round which is cheap for a large caliber bullet these days seeing as .308 etc seem to be .74 to $1 a round.recently
Outstanding weapon, Accurate & Hard hitting.
Review by Ron on 7/16/2012
Quality
I lucked into a great deal on a K-31 that was, I believe, for a Colour Guard. It has a very clean and undamaged Beechwood stock and is dressed in Chrome. The Pioneer Bayonet is also chrome dressed with a Left handed Frog. This makes me think it was for a member of the Colour Guard stationed to the Left of centre. It is spot on accurate and HARD hitting with the GP-11 Ammo as well as Civilian hunting ammo. It requires a steady firm hold as it has quite a kick. Immediatly became a favourite in my collection. GP-11 getting scarce, I plan to add more bricks as it becomes available.
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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. Stocks will show some dents and dings and bluing will show some wear.. 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 Surplus Condition with some bordering on very good. Some of the rifles in this group may have a minor crack somewhere in the stock. See more about this below.  

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

    More about the rifles.......  Some of these rifles may  have very minor cracks in the wood stocks as are common to these rifles from this era. The cracks are for the most part relegated to the handguards, but in any case, if they are there, they will be minor and not detract from the function of the rifle and should be repairable by anyone with basic skills. 


    Please note that we do not disqualify a stock crack from being considered a hand select and here is why. Sometimes you will find a minor crack in a stock but the rifle overall will be far better than others beside it  without a minor crack. Then it becomes a judgement call. As such, here is our position. If you order a hand select please know that even if it has a minor cracked stock we have compared it to others and still considered it the best of 10. We hand select within the group of rifles that we have at the time so if you don't feel that a hand select should have the possibility of a cracked stock then don't order a hand select. Also, if the possibility of receiving even a standard grade rifle with a minor cracked stock is more than you can bear 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 this accessory with the rifle there is a 
    about a 4 in 10 chance of receiving a muzzle cap. Many will also come with their original sling but again we make no guarantee's on receiving a sling. If it came to us with a sling or muzzle cap you will get it that way. If not, you won't. 

    We were out of these for quite some time and just received a small quantity back in. Stocks will show some dents and dings and bluing will show some wear.. 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.

    Important Please Read - When it comes to Swiss rifles, the grading standard can be a little skewed. 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 other surplus rifles.

    As such, when determining the condition of Swiss rifles, the industry tends to grade them against not what you might consider good, very good, or excellent when compared to other surplus rifles, 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 decent. 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. 
     

    Hand Select- We will hand select for best of 10 cosmetically for an additional $20.00.





    Manufacturer's Description

    Swiss K31, 7.5x55 caliber, straight pull rifles, Good Surplus Condition

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    Product Specs
    • 7.5x55 claiber
    • Straight pull bolt action
    • Good Surplus Condition... Nice Bores
    • Some with slings
    Country of Manufacture Switzerland
    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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    Review by David on 3/20/2015
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    This rifle is awesome! Mine arrived two weeks after I ordered it, but it was worth the wait (also there was a big snow storm that slowed it down). After picking it up from my FFL, I opened the box to find a walnut stocked 1943 in good-very good condition. I opted for the hand select, so I was a bit disappointed my the deep scratches along the stock and a few gouges. However, I can't complain because mine is all matching and came with the troop tag (which also had the number written on it). My guy was in motorized transport.

    After my initial review and cleaning of the rifle, I took it out to the desert and tried it out. I was blown away by the precision! Every shot I took at 100 yards replied with a nice bang on my 8"gong. Not a hard shot for this rifle, but difficult for my mosin. For the price, you really can't get much better. Thanks Classic!
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    Great historical rifle love all the Swiss rifles
    Review by Chip on 1/6/2015
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    Love all the Swiss rifles really love the K31!! But one or all four. I have the SR11 and now the K31 going to try and buy the remaining two models.
    classic is great to purchase from always ready to serve the customer
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    Awesome "Lil Swiss Miss"
    Review by Dana W on 11/25/2014
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    Out of the box & bubble-wrap review.Now, normally, I never mention "Miss" in my rifle's nickname, but this is one fine "Lil Swiss Miss". <== See what I did there ? Carry On ! Thank you, God Bless, & Keep The Good Stuff Coming ! My OCD dislikes the "clipping" between segments of the review, but Hold Tight, It's Alright :)
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    Great looking K31
    Review by Rusted KC Channel on 9/19/2014
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    I received my Swiss K31 in the mail today. Looked the rifle over and it was in better condition than expected. Very minor dings in the stock but no "beaver chew". No rust or pitting.
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    Fine Swiss Machine
    Review by Nicholas on 8/29/2014
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    Swiss quality with a documented piece of history.
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    A great shooting rifle!
    Review by Ken on 4/3/2014
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    A follow up video review of the K31 that I got from Classic Firearms. Didn't want to put out a video until I found and tested a scope mount that is removable and doesn't permanently alter the original rifle.
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    Excellent K31 - Best Rifle in my collection
    Review by Casey on 8/28/2016
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    I purchased my K31 a few weeks ago. I'm very happy with this rifle. Paying for the hand select was definitely worth the money. My rifles stock is beautiful. Absolutely no snow melt damage (beaver chew). Yes, the stock does have a few dings but it's still beautiful. All the metal parts are in excellent condition and the bore is Excellent/Mirror. I actually think my rifle was unissued because their was no troop tag under the butt plate. Based on the serial numbers it's a 1942 but I've seen new rifles that don't look as good as it does.

    I wish I'd had enough money to buy a whole crate of them. This is actually my first Swiss rifle and it's made me fall in love with them. If Classic gets another batch of these in, I am absolutely going to buy more.
    Amazing
    Review by H0kieengineer on 8/16/2016
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    I got my rifle a week after I ordered it, and went to pick it up from my FFL. They handed it to me and I was immediately impressed with how nice the rifle was. The stock is walnut and only a little nicked, which is great for being made in 1941. The rest of the rifle was great as well, and I shoots wonderfully. Had to jump on the deal when they got some in stock and I'm very happy that I did.
    Wonderful first rifle
    Review by Eugene on 7/28/2016
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    Ordered this as my own personal owned first rifle, received it yesterday and fired it today at the range. Wonderful exterior, no visible cracks and great bluing!

    I found out these were in stock by chance when I was really yearning to acquire one, and so happens they were on the site that exact time. Paid an extra 20$ for hand selection. Maybe one noticeable scratch, but overall well kept stock!
    Awesome service
    Review by JAMUS on 7/28/2016
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    Well finally got the k31 not emaculant but no never beaver chew and over all some wear of bluing but that's what's expected on military surplus. Greyson thanks once again for the help. And same with the bayonet not a museum piece but expected wear and tear. The only thing wrong I found was that the safety sits in to far and causes the bolt not to open up properly. I'm sure its nothing big just needs lots of cleaning and put back together right. Sorry long review. Was going to post video but no you tube channel. The cleaning kit ordered was used but in awesome shape and has one full bottle of grease. Would I order another..... You bet. Kind of addicting but better than 401k. And last but not least it came with troop tag and it came with the sling. Awesome job classic.
    Awesome service
    Review by JAMUS on 7/19/2016
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    Well just ordered from this new fresh batch and Greyson who helped me out with questions concerning the fresh batch of k31. Sadly I missed out on the last batch and have yet to break out my k11 hehe these are addicting I've bought between ammo and guns now close to 1500+. I'm looking forward to reviewing both the cracked sako and vkt rifles as well that I purchesed. I'll post pictures and review when I get the new to me k31. Ben and the rest of classic you guys are great. Make sure you guys give applause to Greyson. Not sure if she's new but she fits right in with your team. She is a Gem.
    Awesome K31
    Review by Steve on 6/23/2016
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    Got a really nice 1943 with very minimal damage and Tournament stickers all over it. I am very happy with this purchase and would recommend that if given the opportunity to jump all over one of these. Thanks once again Classic Firearms you guys just made me very happy!
    Took a chance on a cracked stock and lost
    Review by FLsurplus on 6/21/2016
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    Ordered one with the cracked stock recently and I was under the impression it was going to be minor. Unfortunately I gambled and lost. My crack is 3 1/2 inches long and starts at the back of the action and goes all they way to the side of the magazine. I've uploaded pictures. There is a small repair close to the top of the crack but it does little to help. My friend is a gunsmith and I've done some minor work myself but this might be beyond repair. The stock actually wiggles back and forth with very little pressure and I doubt would survive under loads from firing. I wish I would have spent only a few dollars more and bought one off of gun broker knowing what I was getting. A small crack in the hand guard or crack that doesn't take away from the function of the rifle was advertised, I unfortunately got one that appears beyond repair.
    The last of a legend.
    Review by Steven on 6/17/2016
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    I can figure out that this last batch are probably the last available. I have been looking for while. I have a K11 and I was impressed. These were from Century Arms as they had a tag on them. Mine I think was a pick and choose from what ever was left. It has some very obvious deviation from the norm. All the numbers match on the barrel, action, clip and so on. However the stock and forearm aren't the same. that is fine though. There is also differences in the other parts like the barrel bands and but plate.. They are all bright silver where as the rest of the parts are nicely blued. They are in good shape however. The stock is cracked above the trigger. It is about two and a half inches long but not in a fatal position. The stock is as usual with Swill rifles. It is well dented and scratched but not gouged a lot. I will have to do a bit of clean up to get it looking good. Having a K11 I know that the stocks aren't pristine. You buy these to shoot not to look at. I am impressed with the workmanship and look forward to firing it. .
    Very happy with this rifle
    Review by John on 5/18/2016
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    Classic, I've noticed, has a tendency to lowball how good their guns are. I appreciate that they don't want anyone to be disappointed, and I for one was surprised at how nice the rifle was when I received it. Everything functions perfectly, the bore is flawless and the trigger is just amazing. Thank you, Classic, I look forward to my next purchase!
    What? Almost no beaver chew...
    Review by Nigel on 5/14/2016
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    I guess I hit the Classic firearms K31 lottery. They sold out in less than 24hours and I didn't see the email that they were back in stock until 6 hours after the fact.
    The K31 I got came in great shape, I was shocked by how little to no beaver chew the stock had (beaver chew = soldiers using the rifle stock to de ice their boots with spikes on the bottom and I would guess de ice other things in Switzerland.) The action is really smooth and faster than a conventional bolt action. Mine came with a shiny bore with strong rifling.
    Only took 2 patches of Hoppes number 9 and about 15 more patches and last patch after that the bore was clean.
    Got lucky, mine came with some extra goodies; the brass muzzle cover and leather sling.
    If you want to know the year of your K31 go to IV8888s site (http://www.iraqveteran8888.com/the-iv8888-blog/the-k31-swiss-service-rifle)

    Now to find some GP11 or order some PPU 7.5X55 Swiss for this thing and go shoot it.
    I really got a good rifle from Classic
    Review by bmont on 5/13/2016
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    Ordered the K31 by chance when the last small batch came through. I unpacked this gem last night and I couldn't believe the beauty that was revealed when I peeled back the packing paper. Early low serial rifle with walnut stock, in what I would call almost unissued condition! Again classic amazes as I truly thought all the nice rifles had been gone through long ago.... but they just keep finding these beautiful mil surp. rifles again and again. Another happy purchase from a great company.
    I really got a good rifle from Classic
    Review by bmont on 5/13/2016
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    Ordered the K31 by chance when the last small batch came through. I unpacked this gem last night and I couldn't believe the beauty that was revealed when I peeled back the packing paper. Early low serial rifle with walnut stock, in what I would call almost unissued condition! Again classic amazes as I truly thought all the nice rifles had been gone through long ago.... but they just keep finding these beautiful mil surp. rifles again and again. Another happy purchase from a great company.
    Far exceeded my expectations!!
    Review by Charles on 5/10/2016
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    I ordered the hand select and was blown away by what arrived at my FFL. A 1942 walnut stock in EXCELLENT condition!(I mean, excellent by Swiss rifle standards and very good+ by other milsurp standards.) I was under the impression that all the really good ones were imported years ago. Apparently I was wrong. This one has a few interesting touches like a sticker from a shooting competition and a swiss name etched into the recessed part of the handguard. I am going to do some research on this guy. Thanks Classic!!!
    GREAT AND REASONBLY CLEAN NO COSMO
    Review by ARI on 1/28/2016
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    JUST WAITING TO BUY A SECOND CARBINE TO CONVERT, FIRST IS KEPT ORIGINAL UNLESS SECOND IS EVEN CLEANER.
    Amazingly well built rifle!
    Review by JustinDubya on 11/16/2015
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    After cleaning the light amount of cosmoline off the rifleI took it to the range and put 40 rds of PRVI through it with no issues. Ejects casings light a shot putter and is a literal point and shoot rifle. Insanely accurate that I'm giddy to think what it'll be like if I can get my hands on some G11. Thanks guys!
    like new unissued
    Review by Ron on 11/11/2015
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    I received my K31 Sunday from my FFL holder. I was not expecting what I received! Except for a few handling dings the stock was as unissued, the serial numbers all matched, including the magazine. Blueing is as new unissued with no scratches or dings all over the gun. The bore is clean and looks unfired. I checked the bolt face very carefully and can see no "case tracks" at all. This gun should be listed as "New unissued" which I believe is the case. I paid $20 extra for hand select and it was well worth it. I love it! Thank you Classic from an overjoyed customer.
    Amazing K31
    Review by Wynn on 11/7/2015
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    I have been wanting a K31 for my collection for quite a while. After watching the recent video from Classic Firearms I decided to take the plunge. I ordered with the hand select option but didn't expect to open the box and find a rifle in this great condition. It is simply amazing. The stock is almost perfect. None of the standard dings and marring commonly found on the K31s. Everything about this firearm looks to be beyond good to very good condition.

    I have purchased a number of collector items from Classic Firearms and will continue to do business. Great job to the good folks at Classic!
    Awesome rifle
    Review by George on 11/6/2015
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    As soon as I got it I had to take it to the range and It was amazing. Never had a Military surplus rifle shoot like that before.
    outstanding Swiss K31
    Review by Michael on 11/5/2015
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    just received my swiss k31 absolutely beautiful,, i very surprised at the condition ,
    just ordered the bayonet ,, just hope its half as nice as the rifle
    thanks Classic for aother great firearm to add to my collection
    CLEANED ENTIRE RIFLE AND STOCK LOOKS GREAT NICE TRIGGER FOR A MILITARY,BETTER THAN MY M1
    Review by ARI on 11/4/2015
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    LOOKING FOR A SECOND ONE TO ADD MODERN SCOPE AND KEEP NUMBER 1 ORIGINAL FUN TO SHOOT AND GREAT, SECOND ONLY TO MY6.5 SWEDE
    Don't miss out!
    Review by Rick on 11/4/2015
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    Classic Firearms,

    I have just opened the Swiss K31 that I ordered. I am pleased to say that this is my forth purchase from CF and like the others, the K31 absolutely exceeds my expectations! I chose the hand select option and I must have received the best K31 that was in the crate. Your website states that these guns are rated Good with some Very Good. The condition of the metal and the bluing on my rifle is flawless. The bore and action are excellent. All serial numbers match. I didn't know what to expect for the condition of the stock as I have read that so many of these rifles have very rough stocks. The stock on my rifle is almost perfect showing only a few minor storage dings. I am blown away by how CF finds such great firearms and offers them at fair prices. I have to admit that I hesitated to purchase the K31 when you listed them as good to very good. I am glad I went ahead and made my purchase, as this rifle is in what I would describe as Very Good+++ to Excellent condition.

    You can buy from CF with confidence as they conservatively describe their firearms. I am a very pleased repeat customer and plan to make additional purchases in the future.
    Awesome!
    Review by Surp Lover on 11/3/2015
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    Amazing quality on the rifle I received! Stock was as near to mint condition as you will ever find on ANY mil surp rifle. Very rare you find stock with ZERO beaver chewing. Bluing is 95%+. Beautiful rifle! Couldn't be more pleased with it!
    Great buy
    Review by Rodney on 10/26/2015
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    Real glad I finally got one of these rifles. I went for the hand select this time and I am not sorry. My rifle was made in 1943 and looks much newer. It has a great looking walnut stock and very good metal. It looks almost new. its a good shooter also. If they get these in stock again you had best grab one.
    K31 to rule them all.
    Review by Josh on 10/23/2015
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    This is my 5th purchase from Classic Firearms and I can say I'm completely satisfied with the purchase. The condition matched the description entirely and this K31 rifle looks/functions great. I also received a nice dated leather sling. Good job Classic!
    First time shooting this rifle!!
    Review by David on 10/17/2015
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    Shot a 500 meter human silhouette target with iron sights. Hit it 3 out of 5 shots. First time I ever fired this rifle. Great ! Easy to fire and the iron sights are set for meters.
    The hands down best in WWII era rifles.
    Review by USMCSurvivalist85 on 10/17/2015
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    Ladies and gentlemen there is no rifle out there worth more of your time than this one. Stop buying other rifles and hoping to do a bunch of things to make them amazing shooters. This rifle is the straightest shooter out of the box. The surplus ammo (GP11) is match grade. Don't believe me check the link below for a picture of my 100yd target. That is sub moa out of a rifle over 60 years old. Here is the only problem. SO many Swiss 7.5x55mm rifles are being imported, but no on is importing the GP 11 ammo to go with them. A rifle with out ammo is useless.

    https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/t31.0-0/p640x640/11113234_10206396185767235_165659844090130235_o.jpg
    Absolute gem
    Review by Terah on 8/13/2015
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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 6/27/2015
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    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 6/25/2015
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    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.
    Overall great condition with large buttstock crack and small rust
    Review by Stuart on 6/23/2015
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    This was my first Swiss K-31, which was $299, and I opted for the $20 best of ten, and $20 troop tag options. The blueing was in 80-95% condition, with most intact, but wear around the front sight and other places like the magazine, which is common. The stock, which was finished in 12/50, is Beech wood, and has expected water damage in a few places. The stock has a large crack, approximately 3", running from the butt plate forward, extending through the entire thickness of the buttstock. This is my primary disappointment in the rifle, as the crack is quite substantial, and I would not have expected such a serious crack considering the hand-pick best of ten option. There is also a small amount of rust on the trigger guard and the stock band retainer. The rifle came with a stock, which I treated with Leather Therapy, and is in good condition. Also included was an aluminum muzzle cover, which I may not use to avoid scraping away any blueing from the muzzle. There was very little grease on the rifle, making for an easy cleaning. The troop tag is very interesting to me, and contained a wealth of information about the former Swiss owner, who was a young soldier with a light mobile anti-aircraft battery. My rifle has all matching serial numbers, from 1951.
    A Great Milsurp
    Review by PacRimVet777 on 6/6/2015
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    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 6/2/2015
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    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 5/20/2015
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    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 5/14/2015
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    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 4/23/2015
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    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 4/20/2015
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    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 4/17/2015
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    fine looking carbine
    Looks new! Want more!
    Review by Wes on 4/13/2015
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    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 4/13/2015
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    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 3/31/2015
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    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 3/30/2015
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    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 3/28/2015
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    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 3/27/2015
    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 3/27/2015
    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
    Exceeded my expectations
    Review by Jake on 3/25/2015
    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 3/24/2015
    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 3/23/2015
    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.
    Really Nice!
    Review by Dennis on 3/21/2015
    Quality
    I've ordered several rifles from Classic and have never been disappointed with any of them! This K-31 is by far the nicest one yet! Beautiful bore and stock 1945. all matching numbers with name tag under butt plate. Can't wait to get it out this weekend and see what it can do! Thanks Classic!
    Just Blown Away!
    Review by Phillip on 3/21/2015
    Quality
    Just unboxed the K31 ordered from Classic Firearms. Chose the "best of 10" and I most definitely got the best of them all. Walnut stock, matching numbers, in new, unissued condition! Could not be more pleased with ordering process and product received from Classic. Exceeding all of my expectations!!!
    GREAT GUN!!! GREAT CLASSIC!!!
    Review by GT on 3/19/2015
    Quality
    What can I say but, Great Gun!!!, Great Classic!!! Just got the Swiss K31 rifle with hand select option today and you guys "Nailed" it. I requested for a walnut stock and excellent bore and that is what I got. Really happy with this purchase. I swab the bore with Ballistol to prepare for cleaning and the swab pretty much did not even darken. I was really surprise since this gun was from the WW2 era, I expected the bore to be dirty and fouled up although these guns were probably used more for training and practice. Serial numbers on the receiver and bolt match, haven't check or dis- assembled the rest of the rifle. Trigger is really nice and crisp not like the Russian Mosin I got before. Haven't test fired the rifle and can't wait to see how it will perform so I cook some handloads that will make it a tack driving gun. Thank You, Classic keep up the good work.
    Exquisite condition, matching serial numbers, beautiful gun
    Review by James on 3/18/2015
    Quality
    Picked this one up in Classic's most recent (early 2015) round of K31 imports. Their advertising claimed it's the best shipment they've received to date, and my rifle seems to suggest that. I went in with the hand selection for exterior cosmetics, and the rifle is beautiful. No date on it, but it's got a walnut stock (so one of the later makes, i believe) and the serial numbers on all pieces that I've examined so far match. The stock is near perfect and I have my doubts about whether or not the rifle was issued at all! Came with a leather sling as well, but there was no troop tag under the buttplate.

    Action functions well, although it took me a few moments to figure out just how the rifle operates. I haven't shot it yet, but the bore/barrel seem to be fine. I haven't seen any rust on it yet. Overall a damn sexy gun and you'd never guess that it's over 70 years old.
    Better than I could have hoped for
    Review by richard on 3/18/2015
    Quality
    Received this gun and man what a beaut!!! Very clean excellent condition! EXTREMELY accurate. Love the straight pull bolt..
    Amazing!
    Review by Dillon on 3/18/2015
    Quality
    This was my first buy from Classicfirearms, and rifle I received exceeded my expectations - It took a while to ship, but it was well worth it. It's in beautiful condition, the stock has a few tiny dings. Has troop tag and the maintenance kit I bought with it, which is also great, not missing any tools and the grease tubes are full. I'll definitely be buying from Classic again soon.
    Excellent value for a sub-$400 gun
    Review by Zack on 3/18/2015
    Quality
    I ordered this rifle with a C&R license while I was out of town and specified a shipping date that would correspond with my being back home for a week, since I travel a lot for work. However, 5 days after the shipping date, I still had not gotten a shipping notification. I called Classic and found out that it was in the receiving dept., but had not gotten shipped because it got layed to the side with the tag not visible. Anyways, long story short, they shipped it out immediately after I called them and I had the rifle within four UPS business days. Everyone makes mistakes, and its not the mistakes, but the way someone fixes them, that matters. Classic has done a great job in fixing the mistake.

    Now to the rifle. I purchased the hand select option but not the troop tag option, and my rifle did not have a troop tag. No surprise there. I had been looking at the Swiss cleaning kit on the website and was thinking about getting one later. Imagine my delight when I realized that my K31 already came with one!

    The rifle itself is in better condition than I could have ever imagined. I did get a walnut stock, and yes, it has its dings and dents, but looks like a solid piece of wood with no cracks whatsoever and has beautiful figuring on the rear portion of the stock. The barrel itself has to be like 99.5% bluing, even under and around the handguard contact points, absolutely incredible. The receiver and front sight post show a reasonable amount of wear to the bluing, which is to be expected, but the bolt looks like it is literally a brand new part that was just put in, even though it is matched to the receiver so I know its not. The bore has a mirror polish with what looks like excellent rifling. The crown has obviously been reground with a slight counterbore, and the job looks to have been done very well. I would much rather have a counterbored crown than a regular one, it is much more resistant to scratching from hunting or other use.

    I'm hoping to take it out shooting later this week, and I'm confident it will be a great shooter.

    Thanks, Classic Firearms, for my first purchase from you and quite possibly my best gun purchase ever! You have made a repeat customer.
    Awsome Swiss K31
    Review by Darren on 3/18/2015
    Quality
    This review of my K31 is a little late since I ordered it back on 1/2/15 and received it a few days later. If this new batch Classic claims to be the best yet, I would recommend jumping on one now. Mine was from the last batch and the serial # (523XXX) puts it as a 1934. All numbers match, bolt, receiver, barrel, magazine, hand guard and stock. Even the butt plate underneath has the last three digits of the serial # stamped. Bore is excellent and the walnut stock has very little wear. Bluing is 90%. I paid extra for hand select and happy I did. I got a troop tag and sling. Extremely accurate with the G11 ammo. Again, if your on the fence, you better jump. Thanks Classic.
    Do not waste your money on the hand select or troop tag options.
    Review by Jace on 3/16/2015
    Quality
    When I received the rifle, I was both disappointed and satisfied. I will first share the positive:
    - the original sling was included
    - the bore is excellent
    - the bluing is 95%

    Now here is the negative:
    -I paid for the hand select option, but the stock had heavy bruising and gouges.
    -I did not pay the extra for a troop tag, so it appears that someone removed the tag from the rifle; the screws had fresh scratches. In my opinion this is shameful as the tag will be used to falsely represent the history on another rifle-- not cool.
    -It took approximately 8 days for them to ship the rifle.

    I received a decent rifle, but I could do without the hand select/ troop tag gimmicks.
    Nice
    Review by Michael on 3/14/2015
    Quality
    Picked it up from the FFL and was impressed with it. Only thing I didn't like, was the stock was banged up (chunk missing on the right hand side), and I opted for the $20 extra best of 10 option. Will refinish the stock and see how it comes out. Other than that, it's in very good condition. The bayonet is a must, it is in excellent condition.
    Worse than I was expecting
    Review by dhahn365 on 3/14/2015
    Quality
    I was really banking on this being in better shape. The other reviewers of this latest batch must have had better luck than I did, because mine is in rough shape for being "hand select". First there is water damage on the butt which I was hoping I wouldn't get for the extra money. Then there is about a 5-inch section along the right side of the rifle of about thirty scratches. That upset me and then I flipped it over and saw the same thing on the other side! It looks like it was rubbing between a few pieces of metal. The other dings and scratches were expected, but I wasn't thinking of have so much damage for hand select. Won't buy from Classic again.
    Mind -- BLOWN!
    Review by AnotherGunGuy on 3/12/2015
    Quality
    WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!! I cannot begin to describe how nice this rifle is. I decided I had to have at least one of these after a discussion ensued on our local gun message board after Classic posted these up for sale. The consensus was this is one of the finest rifles ever made for any army anywhere, and should be a part of any mil surp collection. So I took the plunge and ordered one [along with bayonet and cleaning kit]. Got the accessories first and they are in great shape. The rifle is another story. It's beyond great shape. It's impeccable!!!! I'm blown away at how nice this rifle is. I asked for a really nice stock and Classic delivered BIGTIME, despite the delay due to the snow you guys had. [Some of you guys should look into getting snowplows for your pickups. You may only use them once or twice a year, but you'll be everyone's best friend and make a killing plowing snow.]. The bluing is worn from the butt plate, but that's expected. Everything else about this rifle is in amazing shape. Looks more like grandpa's hunting rifle instead of a weapon that served in a military. The trigger is incredibly smooth and silky. A couple of minor dings but hardly worth mentioning. Absolutely no scratches or gouges. This rifle was very well cared for. I can't wait to see the next two, and I think my local gun store owner may be ordering at least one for himself, and maybe a few for the store after seeing this. Again, thanks everyone at Classic.

    If you are reading this and still on the fence about buying, get off! Click the buy button now.
    Smooth First Transaction
    Review by David on 3/10/2015
    Quality
    I am rather late in the game as far as purchasing military surplus goes. I always enjoyed history and wanted a couple unusual rifles to take down to the range on a semi-regular basis. I purchased a Mosin a few months back. It is a fun gun to shoot but also wanted something to practice with in which I could work on honing in my shots without the need for a punch and a hammer to adjust my sights..

    I was on the fence about my next purchase when I noticed these on the site. I put in an order with the hand select option and about 10 days later I got my rifle. Knowing the trouble that the area had with winter weather, I didn't think the timing was unreasonable. I received notification when my gun was purchased, when it was shipped, and when it was received by the FFL.

    A few things I picked up from reading the forums and the reviews here. I found my FFL through the site but I contacted them first so that I knew what the fee was, knew what was expected of me to have on hand when I picked it up, and to make sure they were registered here. I would suggest you do the same if you are new to purchasing online. It saves a great deal of time and unexpected delays that can come when businesses change hands, fold, or otherwise change policies between the time they are listed here and the time you place your order.

    I have also heard some complaints about the cost of shipping from other forums. The rifle came very well wrapped in bubble wrap and packaged very tightly.. The extra couple of bucks they charge for packaging is worth the investment.

    What I received was a walnut stock rifle built in 1935 and a sling dated in 1936. The stock, action, barrel, and magazine all had matching dates and none of them looked renumbered. The history of the gun is laid out in the stamps on the parts.I think it is about as original as it could get and am pretty positive the sling and the rifle had been together for a very long time.

    The barrel was shiny as expected with prominent rifling. The gun was well oiled and the action very smooth. The stock had dings and abrasions as expected but did not have any severe gouging or cracks. In other words, it had "character." Which is what I expected from hand select. Those that choose the hand select option hoping for unissued condition will need to reset the expectations. I, myself, was not disappointed.

    The rifle is an interesting one. Very well designed and thought out for a military rifle. The Swiss definitely had an eye for quality and taking the Mosin and the K31 to the range does draw the attention of the folks bringing out their modern rifles and scopes to the range. I am not a great shot, but a decent one and it is fun to hit a target at 200 yard with open sights while watching others messing with their scopes. I am a happy customer and very satisfied with the transaction.

    Well worth the wait !!
    Review by Roy on 3/8/2015
    Quality
    I received my K31 3/6/15, I got my rifle in a few days late do to a big late winter storm. but sure was worth the wait, I was one happy dude the rifle was just like I was hoping for. it looked almost new. Thanks to CLASIC FIREARMS. looking forward to my next rifle.
    wow
    Review by John on 3/5/2015
    Quality
    Just one word, Wow. I got my K31 yesterday from my FFL and it was way more than than I than I could have hoped for. The stock is in beautiful condition. This rifle looks like it was hardly used. The bore just shines and the rifling is strong no pitting rust, it looks new. I can't say enough about the condition of my rifle. Thank you Classic, you have a customer for life. I also bought the kit for the 7.55swiss and it looks to be in unissued condition. The parts in it were never used. If you are thinking of getting one of these rifles don't think, get it and the kit too you will not be disappointed.
    Troop tag?
    Review by Scott on 2/21/2015
    Quality
    I bought one 2 years ago and someone took the tag out first. Pretty lame that sellers go thru the trouble to remove the Butt Plate and remove the tag because they couldn't get the extra $20 out of the customer. They save the tag to put in another rifle (mismatching the history) that may not have had one under the plate! Great rifles though... none better!
    Best For The Last and Third-Time Is The Charm
    Review by Deadly in OKC on 2/9/2015
    Quality
    This is the first time not using the extra $ for the hand-select option, but it is another great one from Classic Firearms! My FFL was impressed by this K31 and Classic's packaging for shipment and said, "The care and detail of their packing process shows that they know what they are doing." Serial number 597XXX is a 1939 K31 model with over 95% bluing with pristine, shiny rifling. All numbers matched. There was no troop tag, but it did come with a sling. I was hoping for a walnut stock and that's what this K31 has - - it appears that it may have been a replacement stock because "!936" was machined carved twice into the wood under the metal butt plate. The stock is in fantastic condition with only very superficial dents and dings in it that may have a refurbishing project in its future. Easrwood's Metal Blackening solution restored the bluing to 100% and a brand new sling on it makes this venerable rifle look even better. Also, fired this one right out of the box since it was so clean - - as always, the accuracy of these Swiss rifles is phenomenal. Thanks again, Classic!
    Update on my 1/10/15 review
    Review by Norm on 2/5/2015
    Quality
    Here's an update on my 1/10/15 review. After 5 passes of the snake bore cleaner, the bore was blindingly clean and bright. No rust or pitting. The sling arrived three days after I called Classic. It was old, dry and weathered. I rubbed it down, both sides, with mink oil, and it is more supple and looks good. Disassembled the bolt carrier group, and cleaned every part. As this rifle is a 1944 manufacture, I inspected the bolt operating rod carefully. The 1944 models had a problem with this part after a change in steel makeup. The cracks and breaks generally appeared on the rod lugs. A careful inspection showed no cracks, and from the large amount of bluing left on the part, is probably a replacement when this rifle was refurbished in the 1950's.

    Overall, the rifle bore is in Excellent condition, the metal has about 75% bluing with no rust, but with metal wear on the left side of the receiver. The walnut stock, a deep reddish, dark brown color with beautiful grain, is in very good condition with the Swiss marking on the stock's right side deep and sharp. Another great rifle from Classic. Thank you.
    Decent, shooter grade K-31
    Review by Johnathan on 2/2/2015
    Quality
    I ordered another K-31 from classic the week of my birthday. This one was much nicer than the walnut "handpick" i had ordered that arrived with a broken stock. I received a decent beech stocked K-31. The stock is a little bit dry, but i can fix that easy enough. Also looks like somebody in Switzerland had decided to start to refinish the stock and then quit. That can be remedied as well. All in all a decent shooter grade rifle.
    Pleased with order.
    Review by Theodoros on 1/24/2015
    Quality
    Just a described. The rifle is in good condition. I opted for the note and sling, got them. All matching serial numbers. 80% bluing. Minor dings and wear on stock, very little to no surface rust. Very good bore. Delivery was decent.

    I would recommend. I'll be buying from here again. Keep up the good work!
    Smooth as silk - Swiss K31
    Review by Bunny Eyes on 1/19/2015
    Quality
    Got to fire my Swiss K31 today, smooth as silk action and kicks harder than my Mosin. Also extremely accurate however the range I was on only went out to 100 yards. That said, the quality is far superior to the Mosin, the bore was bright and shiney, no rust, no pitting, and was not overdone with oil. Bluing is about 75% IMO and had the troop tags. Did not come with the sling or barrel cover so I ordered on ebay. Fast shipping by Classic as well. I also ordered the bayonet for this rifle. Will post some pictures soon.
    Great Piece of History
    Review by Kevin R on 1/13/2015
    Quality
    I received my K31 yesterday and couldn't be happier. I opted for the hand select and troop tag option for an additional $40. I really was hoping for a walnut stock and I was lucky enough to receive one. The rifle itself is great with the stock having really very minor dings. I was a bit hesitant to buy a k31 sight unseen because of the "normal" condition the stocks are generally in but this one looks great, far exceeded my expectations. Blueing is about 85% with most of the wear being around the muzzle area. However the crown looks great with one small minor scratch which doesn't look like it will be a problem with accuracy. Bore looks great. I was almost blinded when I used my bore light. The only rust I have seen is on the steel buttplate and its just a light patina, which is normal considering they most likely sat in snow for training sessions. It did have a troop tag which I thought was cool and so did my girlfriend who's not into guns. I dated my k31 to 1942 which I believe was the last year of the walnut stock. Thanks again Classic for a great rifle and a piece of history at a very affordable price. I suggest if you want one to get one while you can. I see these at Cabelas every once in awhile in way worse shape than mine and their asking sometimes double what Classic is charging.
    I Love It! Just about Perfect!
    Review by Norm on 1/10/2015
    Quality
    I initially placed an order for my very first K31 on Dec 1, 2014. It arrived at my FFL and when I inspected it, it had a clear crack on the underside of the forearm grip on both sides. Disappointed, I contacted Classic. With no questions, they sent a RMA and shipping label to my e-mail within the hour. FFL shipped rifle back to Classic. Because it was the Christmas rush, everything slowed down with UPS. I finally received the replacement rifle this morning (Sat, Jan 10, 2015) from my FFL. Disappointment turned to joy. The wait was definitely worth what I got in return.

    This rifle is in very good condition, oiled bolt, smooth bolt action, clean metal with no rust, barrel dirty with no apparent rust and should clean up nicely. Bluing about 70%. Serial number places manufacture in the first quarter of 1944. The stock, dated June 1943, is very good, for a 71 year old rifle, with some scrapes, dings, and three 1 mm gouges that give it real character. I love it! Crampon marks also attest to the rough life it weathered during the tough Swiss military training and deployments.

    I paid for stock select, but did not receive the guaranteed sling. I will contact Classic about that on Monday. There was a muzzle cap, and the biggest surprise was a troop tag under the butt plate. As I look at this historical rifle, I can imagine the troops slogging through the high snows of the Swiss mountains. I will contact the owner and see about getting more history.

    I am so impressed with your outstanding, second to none, customer service. No questions asked about the initial rifle's cracked stock, very quick RMA and shipping label to my e-mail for the rifle return, and keeping me in the loop on when the rifle was picked out and boxed, and shipped with the UPS tracking number. The double boxing was an excellent idea. The rifle, too, is a very pleasant surprise as to condition and unexpected additions. If you'll send me a sling, it will be just about perfect. As I am now a happy customer, I will definitely be a repeat customer. Thank you so much for this experience, Classic.
    Exceeded My Expectations!
    Review by Rob on 1/9/2015
    Quality
    Great Rifle! I looked at several surplus rifle dealers on the web and went with Classic Firearms, very glad I did. I elected to pay extra for hand select and troop tag and was amazed at the rifle I received. Walnut stock, 85% blue, entire bolt assembly was flawless and bore was bright. Came with crown cover installed. To hold one of these old straight pull bolt guns in your hands is a thing of joy. I pulled the butt-plate off to look for the troop tag and there it was. The history of this rifle comes alive. It is typical "Swiss" perfection! I can think of nowhere I have come across a rifle of this quality at this price point. This purchase was everything I expected after reading the other reviews. Happy 2015 Classic Firearms and God Bless!
    Wow!
    Review by Greg on 1/8/2015
    Quality
    Holy crap....I just got this K31 today and must say, I was VERY happy with it. Folks at the gun shop were very impressed, too. I paid the extra 20 bucks for hand-picked and got a beautiful rifle with a dark wood (walnut???) stock with very few dings (I was expecting a lot of beaver chew on the butt). Metal was very nice and the inside and bolt looks almost like it has never been fired. This is my fourth rifle bought through Classic and I've been happy with everyone of them (two Mosins and a Saiga AK). My only complaint is that the rifle did not come with a sling and thought by paying for hand-picked that it was supposed to. Other than that.....I love this rifle and can't wait to shoot it!
    K31
    Review by Rob on 1/8/2015
    Quality
    Got it today after work. Whoa, nice rifle! I chose hand select because I wanted it to be what it was originally. It is. It's all matching numbers, tag, sling worn, mildly (and I mean mildly) nicked here and there. I have zero complaints. Maybe it's the luck of the draw? I don't know. All I do know is I can't wait to get to the range. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!
    Excellent rifle
    Review by Kevin on 1/6/2015
    Quality
    This rifle purchase is my first using a C&R license. I could not be more pleased. Ordering was very easy. Delivery was great considering the New Years holidays came into play. The rifle was packaged well when it arrived. Upon inspection, I have nothing but good things to say. Other than needing to be cleaned good, it was nice right out of the box. Beautiful stock. A few dings and dents that show its character, but none of the beaver chew others have mentioned. Bluing is probably 70-80%. The bore looks new. All numbers match. I did not upgrade to hand select, and did not receive a sling or troop tag. Just throwing that out there. Overall I give Classic 5 stars on this transaction. They will be getting ore of my business in the near future.
    The hype is real
    Review by Andrew on 1/5/2015
    Quality
    I own quite a few military surplus rifles as that is my favorite type to collect. The Swiss K31 is definitely the finest example of good honest workmanship and design in my collection. I have not had a chance to shoot it yet but I was extremely impressed as I took it apart and cleaned it. Everything just fits together so perfectly and the bore is prestine. I received a nice looking, all matching numbers rifle from Classic and am once again very pleased. Thank you classic.
    Very nice all-matching 1941 Swiss K31 with a 1937 stock
    Review by Terry on 1/4/2015
    Quality
    The rifle I received has a serial number that indicates a 1941 year of manufacture. The stock is dated July 1937 ("VII 37" under the buttplate), and is in very good condition for its age - just the usual dings and dents. All I did was clean it and rub in two coats of tung oil to seal the few spots that had the original finish worn away. All serial numbers match - receiver, bolt, magazine, handguard and buttstock. I would say 80-90% of the original blue remaining on the metal. The bore is very good and cleaned up mirror bright. There was also a tag under the buttplate with the original owner's name, unit, address and birth year (1921), and I did not pay the extra to get this. The only thing wrong with it when I got it was a really beat up buttplate - it actually had a lot of metal missing. However, that's luck of the draw with old military guns, and I was able to find a replacement part in very good condition. Over all I am very pleased with the rifle. It's one of the most interesting C&R rifles I have - definitely a keeper!
    Solid Rifle
    Review by Elf on 1/3/2015
    Quality
    Just received mine in the mail, opted for the +$20 hand-pick.
    Action - 10/10. Well oiled, very tight. Bore is also bright.
    Bluing - 9/10. Good for a WW2 surplus. Barrel crown is quite good.
    Stock - 8/10. All blemishes are superficial, and I had intended to refinish the stock regardless of condition. Butt plate doesn't seat fully and is beat up, but hey -- it's a service rifle.

    Misc: the gun was packaged well, strap is in good condition, no crown cap was included.
    Worst purchase I have ever made from Classic Firearms-period !
    Review by Jeff on 1/2/2015
    Quality
    Worst purchase I have ever made from Classic Firearms-period !
    I Asked for hand select and Troop tag!
    This is less than what I would expect from a hand select item.
    Asked for walnut stock got a very beat up beech stock.
    Not happy - buyer beware.
    Maybe should have not asked for troop tag... Would rather have a better condition firearm than the history.
    I will be contacting classic abut this purchase and hope they can make things right. Stay tuned for update.
    Perfect Rifle.
    Review by dannyboy on 12/26/2014
    Quality
    This rifle is amazing. I took it to the range without wiping it down or cleaning it and the first round was in the black, dead center. I put a muzzle brake on it and it is the most fun rifle I own. The only downside is the price of the ammo, cost 3 times as much to shoot as my AK 47. I would have this as my only rifle if the ammo was a little cheaper. The rifle stock is so nice I doubt if it was ever used at all. I will continue to come here to buy weapons etc.
    Best C&R gun I've ever bought!
    Review by TimothyJ999 on 12/22/2014
    Quality
    This gun was a beauty right out of the box. I cleaned and lubricated it but that's all. When I finally got it to the range last week it turned out to be nearly the most accurate rifle I own, of any vintage. It cycles and shoots beautifully; the recoil is less brutal than either a Mosin or an M1 Garand--it's more of a firm shove than a punch. Trigger has a lot of travel but a really crisp light break.

    At 100 yards with iron sights and a sandbag I was putting 5 shots in a 3" circle consistently. This thing has turned out to be my favorite bolt-action rifle.
    EXCELLENT!!!
    Review by Ward on 12/22/2014
    Quality
    I ordered my K31 late on a Wednesday evening, it shipped early the next day and it arrived nicely packaged in bubble wrap @ my local FFL on Monday. I paid the extra $20 for hand select and I think it was worth it. I received a really nice rifle with a clean, shiny bore and it had both a sling and a troop tag. By serial number it was manufactured in 1940 but appears to have been re-stocked with a 1944 dated beech stock that is still in quite good condition and is lacking the heavy wear towards the end of the butt stock that many report on K31s.

    Very impressed with both the rifle and with Classic Firearms and would absolutely do business with them again.
    Excellent rifle experience
    Review by steve on 12/22/2014
    Quality
    What a great experience buying this beutifull rifle from Classic. The service and quality exceeded my expectations. The rifle itself is an early walnut stock k31 in very good condition and included the sling and muzzle cover which was a very pleasant suprise. I opted for the hand select and could not have picked a better one myself. When I got it home my son and I could not resist inspecting every inch of it and noticing all the swiss proofs. We took the butt plate off and were pleasantly surprised to see a troop tag. I did not pay for that option so thank you CF. I'm so glad I decided to make this purchase as these will likely start to become scarce. Thank you CF I will definately be purchasing from you again. Steve
    Slightly disappointed
    Review by Malcolm on 12/21/2014
    Quality
    Summary: I paid the extra $20 for hand select, but feel that it probably was $20 wasted, especially for not getting the sling.

    I've wanted one of these rifles for quite some time now and finally ordered one. I was extremely excited when I went to pick it up from my FFL, and got extremely giddy when I saw it was a walnut stock like I had hoped for. I paid the extra $20 for the hand select, which is where I'm disappointed. The stock has many bumps and scratches around the butt end of the rifle, which I know is normal. But around the foregrip area there are about 4 massive dings in the wood where the fibers are broken and probably cannot be steam out. I also got the sling clip, but no sling. I don't really understand that. The blue of the rifle is very good, the ears on the front sight are missing some blue and the muzzle as well, but other than that, it is pretty much all there. The bore is amazing. The bolt looks pristine, it sticks a little even when the firing pin is pulled back, but I imagine shooting a few rounds through it will loosen her up a bit.
    ClassicFirearms made my Christmas
    Review by Mick on 12/18/2014
    Quality
    Ordered my K31 on the 15th and picked it up at my FFL today the 18th. ALL MATCHING NUMBERS, came with a sling and troop tags. I didn't select either as an option so that was a nice surprise!! It has a beech stock that has no major dings or hunks of wood missing, actually it's almost flawless so much so you really have to look close to see what few dings it does have. Also I did clean it up today and put about 10 rounds down range in a standing position, it is very accurate with a bright bore and new looking rifling. Work up some hand loads and off a bench and I bet it'll do moa's with no problem. I want to wish everyone at classic a Merry Christmas and God Bless them all.
    not up to par
    Review by k on 12/11/2014
    Quality
    Had an FFL place an order for hand select and troop tags. Received gun in good condition only no troop tags. Not excited at all.
    Great value for a high quality surplus rifle
    Review by Cal on 12/10/2014
    Quality
    I paid the extra $20 for the hand select for exterior finish just to help ensure that my rife was above average in condition. I was excited after reading through some of the other reviews that there was a chance that my rifle may also include the troop tag and muzzle guard; however the rifle I received had neither. My slight disappointment quickly disappeared when I looked over the rifle and found that the stock only had very minor dents and the bluing of the steel was around 90% minimum. These guns are a great deal and probably some of the last available if I had to guess...which is why I just placed an order for a second one! As always Classic shipped the gun quickly, and after several orders with them I am confident in the quality of their 'hand select' options for C&R firearms.
    very pleased
    Review by matthew on 12/5/2014
    Quality
    got my K31, all matching numbers! and I mean all. rifle is in very good condition, bore looks great, functions perfectly, I may shelf the 30-30 and hunt with my K31. shipped wrapped in bubble wrap, then boxed and boxed again, GREAT JOB CLASSIC!
    Dissapointment turned to joy!
    Review by jeff on 11/18/2014
    Quality
    I had been wanting a k31 for some time and finally decided to do it. Ordered a "hand select" K31 on a Thursday It arrived at the local gun store the next Monday. Man - was I excited to pick up my new treasure! After a quick once over, I see a brutal crack from the receiver around the wrist to the trigger guard. Called Classic and had an RMA and shipping label emailed in an hour or so. Old cracked stock went back the next day and Classic had another K31 ordered a few days later. A few more days and the gun store guy calls me. K31 #2 is nice - 90+ % blueing, fairly nice stock, muzzle guard, great bore, just a nice clean milsurp rifle. Since it was "hand select", I did get a (new) sling. No button though. Gave Classic a call about the missing sling button. The next day another sling and button was in my mail box. I choose not to pay for the troop tag but found one right where it was supposed to be!!! Super nice rifle - good service. The only reason I don't give 5 stars is because a cracked stock was shipped as "hand select" on my first K31. Classic did make up for that on the second try.
    Go ahead and order yours. Next to my Garand - this is my new favorite!
    Another thought... Mosins are cool but when you see that Swiss quality. WOW!
    Thanks Classic!


    sadness turned to joy!
    Review by jeff on 11/14/2014
    Quality
    I ordered a Classic "Hand Select" K31 on a Thursday and got it the next Monday. Major excitement as I went to the local gun store for my transfer. After opening and looking the rifle over, a serious (don't even think about shooting this thing) crack was observed in the stock from the receiver around to the wrist to the trigger guard. Man was is crushed!!
    So - I call Classic - got an RMA and shipping label emailed to me in an hour or so. Old broke stock went back to Classic the next day and another K31 was ordered. 4 days later K31 #2 arrived. WOW! Nice! All matching numbers. Nice bore. 90+ % bluing. Very light cosmo. This birch stock has some dings and general use but not bad for a 60+ year old rifle. The stock will clean up nice. Troop Tag under the butt plate! Didn't pay for or request the Troop Tag! No button for the (unused - perfect condition) sling. Made the call to Classic about the missing button. Got another sling and button (Priority Mail) the next day.

    Ammo has arrived today so we will send a few down range this weekend!!

    Keep getting these historic gems for us surplus nuts. Thanks Classic- I Love It!!!
    Very pleased with purchase.
    Review by MongolOne on 10/27/2014
    Quality
    I recently ordered and received two Schmidt-Rubin K31 rifles and a 480 round case of ammunition. The rifles were vintage 1940 and 1941 and came equipped with walnut stocks which is period correct for those years of production. The rifle stocks showed signs of having "beaver chew" at the butt end...enough to provide the rifles with character but not excessive. One rifle came with a few lite scratches directly on top of the receiver which sort of bothered me because of its direct visibility but they were superficial and, as with the "beaver chew", could be written off as being part of the rifles history. After swabbing out the bores, both bores showed to be very bright, clean, had sharp rifling, and were completely free of any rust. The actions were smooth operating and had a very nice lockup. Both rifles came with a leather sling and an ID tag underneath the butt plate which I requested by agreeing to the additional hand select costs. The rifles arrived wrapped in bubble wrap and double boxed to protect them during shipment. In all, I am very pleased with the condition of both of these 70+ year old rifles, especially the mechanical aspect. Also, I am very pleased with how Classic Firearms handled the entire transaction. Classic firearms did an excellent job in keeping me informed in a timely manner, via email, of the shipment status and the rifles were delivered to my local FFL dealer on the date stated. All in all, I am very happy with my rifles and the entire purchase process provided by Classic Firearms. This being my first order, and based on how well it went, I will not hesitate to do business with Classic Firearms again. The did a really good job.
    good deal
    Review by crie on 10/26/2014
    Quality
    I purchased a 1941 walnut K31 handselect about 6 weeks ago. The rifle had fairly large amount of surface dings. Most of them shallow with perhaps ten fairly deep ones. The color and grain of the stock were very nice, with little to no butt chew so common to these. I spent some time steaming.the stock which reduced the ding issue. The metal was good with some areas of blueing worn from regular use. I would put the blueing at. 75%. The barrel measured nearly new. The K31 has been to the range twice. The first time with iron sights showed some signs of accuracy at 50 yards. The second with a scope at 100 yards. After some sighting in it shot sub moa, maybe closer to 1/2 moa. Pretty good from a 70 year old rifle. At first I though the stock should be refinished but it's looks have grown on me. A good deal accept the rifle your issued make it yours.
    Very good!
    Review by jason on 10/25/2014
    Quality
    I have purchased several K31' s through Classic all have been in good shape with normal stock and bluing wear, some "beaver chewing". Usually have light coating of waffenfett. Easy cleanup and a good deal!
    Great guns for the price!
    Review by William on 10/24/2014
    Quality
    Just got my second K-31, all I can say is WOW! Flamed walnut stock, matching numbers, bolt and internals look new. Minor dings not bad for an 80 year old rifle.
    The first K-31 I got was Beechwood. Another beauty, matching numbers, both have exellent bores. Shot the first one at 100yds, dead nuts accurate. Haven't had a chance to shoot the second one yet. Never disappointed with Classic. These are by far my favorite rifles so far.
    Way Better than I expected!!!!!!!
    Review by Taurin on 10/11/2014
    Quality
    Just got my new K31 home today and man am I impressed!!!!!! Everything looked great. The wood was in awesome condition. Only light wear marks. Blueing was good also. Thanks to Classic Firearms for offering this great rifle!!!
    OUTSTANDING
    Review by ArcticSniper on 10/11/2014
    Quality
    Received my K31 today and my expectations fell short of the reality. No major dents or any gouges. I'm in love with this rifle! The action is butter smooth and the trigger is comparable to modern day sniper rifles. I'm not talking civilian "sniper rifles" I mean honest to god military precision rifles. This rifle ladies and gentlemen, is for a lack of better words, outstanding.
    very good gun
    Review by Matthew on 10/10/2014
    Quality
    I purchased 5 of these rifles and they all are in very good shape. They have only a few dents in the stock and the metal and bluing is almost perfect. They are a very good gun and real accurate.
    Great shooter!
    Review by Alyssa on 10/8/2014
    Quality
    I purchased a hand picked rifle as my first a couple weeks ago and absolutely love it! It is a great and accurate shot along with being a clean and beautiful rifle. The purchasing process was easy and the rifle was delivered quickly.
    K31 rifle, a great buy
    Review by Joel on 10/8/2014
    Quality
    I have to say that I have been wanting one of these for some time but never pulled the trigger on a purchase. I paid for the hand select option and was not disappointed. I received a walnut stock, with 85-90% bluing and a soldiers card in the stock! It came with the sling and muzzle cap, as well as all matching numbers. This is the second rifle I have bought from Classic Firearms and they are now my go too source.
    Classis Firearms is the place to buy a Swiss K31
    Review by murrah on 10/4/2014
    Quality
    I must admit that I was skeptical about ordering a rifle online that I myself could not visually inspect before purchasing, but I ordered my K31 with the 20 dollar hand select and troop tag options. The rifle I received from Classic Firearms was absolutely outstanding, I HIGHLY recommend Classic Firearms, and from one skeptic to another I'm telling you "Classic Firearms and their products are good to go". I also recommend the 20 dollar hand select and troop tag options, which I feel does increase the probability of you getting a better specimen "rifle" than if you opt out of those two options available from C.F.
    Far Better than I Expected!
    Review by Jess on 9/30/2014
    Quality
    Many years ago I had ordered Mauser K98 hand select from a competitor and it was the worst rifle I have ever bought. Just horrible condition, even a chunk of the butt stock was missing! So my expectations were really low when I ordered a Swiss K31 straight pull from Classic Firearms. You guys were getting ONE chance from me. WOW---thank you so very much for coming through!!! Really. A beautiful rifle, very good + condition. Normal wear, light and even, on metal surfaces. Barrel looks great. No missing parts, all stamping present and crisp including stock cartouche! ( that one got my FFL dealer's attention). It is a walnut stock-which I did NOT expect, and all serial #s matched. Magazine looked new. A very nice 1943 rifle. I paid for hand pick and troop tag--not a disappointment on either. The ONLY flaw was a hairline crack, approx. 3" long diagonally from the bolt release notch corner. I will stop drill it later and carefully repair it myself. Some might whine about something like that, but to me it is such a minor thing as to be expected on a WWII era service rifle. Hope this helps anyone 'on the fence'. Jessica
    New favorite shooter?
    Review by Paul on 9/29/2014
    Quality
    Ordering the rifle was a no fuss process. The rifle arrived well packaged, safe and sound. I had paid for hand select based on cosmetics. The condition was a bit of a mixed bag. First, there was almost no major cleaning to do, which was nice because the SKS I also received that day was the filthiest rifle I have ever bought, and smelled like a Vietnamese fish market (cleaned up nice, though). The stock (walnut, I think) is kind of dinged up from top to bottom, with 2 or 3 really deep dents, minor "beaver chewing" towards the butt. The metal is in pretty good shape. The magazine has a bit of wear from use, the butt plate has no bluing if it ever did, the barrel bands are faded, and there is ever so slight fading in the bluing towards the muzzle, so I'd say 85%. The barrel, on the other hand, is outstanding. I almost blinded myself looking in it with the bore light. In other words, somebody really schleped this rifle around the alps in some snow, but had the training and ethic to actually take care of it. The good news is that I know who that was, because even though I didn't pay for it, I still ended up with the tag under the butt plate. Very cool!
    Shooting the K 31 was amazing. I only fired 20 rounds because it took me a while just to find those (can't order ammo in NY), but I never missed my target at 100, holding at about 6 o'clock. The clearly 2 stage trigger is the smoothest I've ever shot on a milsurplus, including my Enfield, and is smoother than some commercial ones. I'm not a great shooter, and I didn't approach the test scientifically, but I could see 4 distinct groups on the target.
    One note; I'm not sure if I'm not pulling hard enough on the bolt or if the extractor on the rifle is weak, but the shells tend to either fall in my lap or back into the action, which is no big deal but sort of weird. Thanks Classic!
    The Most Beautiful Rifle I've Ever Seen!
    Review by Jordan on 9/26/2014
    Quality
    I received my K31 yesterday. Serials put it as a 1935, with troop tags to match!
    This is hands-down the most beautiful rifle I've ever seen. It's in pristine condition. Other than minor dings (that are to be expected from an 80 year old rifle), this looks better than most brand new rifles!
    Everything functions flawlessly, and I can not thank Classic Firearms for picking me an amazing rifle!
    The only problem I have with it, though, is that it was missing the front sight blade. I have an email into Classic Firearms to see how this issue can be resolved, but other than that minor problem, everything is awesome!!
    First purchase. K-31
    Review by Franz on 9/22/2014
    Quality
    This was my first Purchase from Classic Firearms. This was also my first online gun purchase ever. I didn't select any of the extra options. I received A BEAUTIFUL Blonde 1950. I didn't select the option for a troop tag but i got one anyway! I am not going to do a video review for this rifle because i didnt have time but i just bought another one so, i will feature this one in the video review for that one. :) I will fire both rifles in the review. Im going to leave these rifles historical and make sure that, when im gone, they are still in as good of shape as i received them. Thank you very much Classic Firearms and God Bless.
    Great rifle. Great customer service.
    Review by Tyler on 9/19/2014
    Quality
    This is my second K31 from classic. I paid for the hand select option but not the troop tag. I received a 1942, all matching (including magazine and walnut stock and forend) rifle. The bluing was worn down to 80% around the muzzle and front sight and the edges of the receiver. I'm ok with that since I got a matching magazine and the correct walnut stock.
    I got a sling as promised. A literally brand new 1962 made Swiss sling. However I didn't receive the stud/button to hold it back together to itself. A simple email to classic informing them and within an hour I had a reply back saying they will send me one. Two days later it was in my mail box. Great customer service.
    Beautiful rifle
    Review by Jeremy on 9/18/2014
    Quality
    I received my K31 today from classic. I paid for hand select. I got a very nice gun. I asked for a numbers matching gun and I received one. Also had sling, muzzle cap, and troop tag even though I did not pay extra for it. I could not be happier this is my 4th purchase from classic and still my go to place for surplus guns. Thank you classic for another beautiful gun.
    Awesome rifle!
    Review by Russell on 9/18/2014
    Quality
    I paid the extra 20$ for hand picked, and got it. Matching numbers, 90% blueing, beautiful hardwood stock, sling, extremely pleased with this rifle.

    Bore in my gun is like new, 95% or better!
    Swiss K31 for $279
    Review by Michael on 9/12/2014
    Quality
    Rifle and ammunition was ordered on Tuesday of this week. UPS delivered on Friday. I have ordered several rifles from Classic and the service is always great. Thanks Classic!

    I didn't opt for the hand select or troop tag upgrades. I received a nice beech stock 1944 K31. Numbers match at the buttplate, magazine, bolt, receiver, and both parts of the stock. The bluing is very good shape considering the age on one area on the receiver was wore a little. The butt stock shows some wear on the finish and nicks, just as described. I guess I am one of the 20% that didn't get a sling, and that is fine. However, the rifle did have the brass barrel cover. Under the plate there was not a troop, but there is imprint in the wood where one was there for a long time.

    There wasn't much cosmoline, clean up process with Hoppes and CLP took about 30 minutes. The barrel is in very good condition, the Swiss did a good job in maintaining the weapon.

    I was certainly glad to snag one of these during the two day sale price of $279!
    Good value, excellent mechanicals
    Review by George on 9/12/2014
    Quality
    All metal is in excellent condition including the bore. The stock shows usage and is a tad rough but there are no cracks or missing chunks of wood. A wet towel and an iron will work on many of the dings.
    A great buy
    Review by Jeffrey on 9/8/2014
    Quality
    Ordered my rifle on Sunday before Labor day and it was ready for pickup before the next weekend. Very fast shipping. After opening it up, it was ready for use withing about 15 minutes of cleaning it up. Did not opt for the hand picked and it's a really nice looking surplus rifle. Came with a sling and the muzzle cap as a bonus. It's got it's marks on the stock, slight enough i think the tree may have just had freckles, but the metal is all in fantastic shape. Have not had a chance to fire it yet, but from the looks of the barrel I would say it's got it's whole life ahead of it. With the cost of this rifle and the ammo it's like buying an eastern bloc surplus rifle and getting western quality and comfort. Thanks Classic for another great deal and smooth transaction!
    K31-2
    Review by Chuck on 9/5/2014
    Quality
    This is my second K within a month from classic. Numbers matching with troop tag beechwood. Other K is walnut. Finish completely faded which is fine- refinished stock close to original color. Very few dents. Excellent rifle. This is my third rifle from classic-will always do business with them.
    Review
    Review by None on 8/28/2014
    Quality
    I recieved my second K from classic exactly as i requested. I wrote in notes i would like numbers matching, i got it. As well as troop tag. Mine was beechwood, finish completely faded...which is fine. I restained it and now it looks excellent! Thanks classic!
    Awesome!
    Review by konrad on 8/26/2014
    Quality
    I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Ordered on a Thursday evening and received it by Tuesday. When I picked up my K31, the first gun I have purchased, I couldn't believe how lovely it is. Pristine condition, excellent bore, and it even had a strap and a muzzle guard. I absolutely love it and I am for certain going to buy from classicfirearms again. I think I see a mosin and an sks in my immediate future!
    Beautiful military rifle
    Review by stephen on 8/19/2014
    Quality
    Recently bought a Swiss K31 from "Aim Surplus". Paid $289.00 plus $10.00 more for hand pick option. The rifle that I received was no "hand pick", it looked more like the last one picked. Stock had large crack, had no troop tag under butt plate, bluing just ok and bolt did not cycle that smoothly. Decided to buy another when I saw them available on "Classic Firearms". Got hand pick option and what a beautiful rifle I received. Great stock, troop tag under butt plate, nice bluing, bolt smooth as butter and bore mirror bright. Could not be happier with purchase.
    Very nice
    Review by Jon on 8/8/2014
    Quality
    I've been wanting one for a long time and decided to make the jump. All I can say is I really got my moneys worth. Solid stock, dinged a bit as expected, good metal, nice bore. A good shooter. Can't believe how accurate it is. Love that straight pull bolt. Good service from Classic.
    Awesome Rifle
    Review by K31 Love on 8/6/2014
    Quality
    I received my K31 earlier this week and it looks great...especially since it was manufactured in 1939. The stock had the normal small dings expected with surplus rifles, but looked better than I expected. The bluing was good and once again looked better then I expected. I received a sling but it did not have a troop tag. I shot it today and was very pleased with it. Very easy to shoot and very accurate (i was using GP11 ammo). I think I might like this rifle as much as my M1 Garand. Thanks Classic Firearms!
    Awesome Rifle !!
    Review by Russell on 8/5/2014
    Quality
    This is the first Swiss rifle I have ever owned. I'm am very happy with it and could not ask for better!! As alway's Classic is the best !! Thank's Classic!!
    Awesome Firearm, Will shop again
    Review by Sgt Tank on 8/5/2014
    Quality
    The firearm it's self is awesome. The only thing keeping it from a 5 was the stock. It was really rough. The reciever, barrel, and bolt are in EXCELLENT condition. I am most impressed by them. Not a spot of rust or pitting ANYWHERE. It also was a numbers matching right down to the wood stocks. I did not get a sling with mine (bummer) but I did have the tag of the swiss user. Hoping to get lucky in finding and hearing from the family of the owner some time. Gun needs a real good cleaning before I can fire it. The bore also looks dirty but bright and should clean up real well. Now I just need to get all of the accessories needed. Also plan to recondition the wood to at least good condition. There are no breaks so it should clean up nicely. Will definately be buying from classic again. Thanks much guys. :)
    Swiss K31 Review. First time C&R.
    Review by Kory on 8/4/2014
    Quality
    This was my first C&R buy with my new license. Classic Firearms quickly and promptly put all my information on file (Still have yet to hear from Century Arms sadly) so I was ready to go as soon as I made my mind up. The rifle is exactly like imagined and everyone else says. Stock is dinged and dented like all the others. The finish though is completely intact. The barrel on the other hand is absolutely immaculate. Just like it was produced yesterday. I am very thrilled with this gun and can't wait to do business again.
    Amazing rifle!
    Review by Ferdinando on 8/4/2014
    Quality
    Thank you Classic for another great surplus rifle! What I love the most is how honest there descriptions are of the condition of the rifles. Both my SKS and K31 came just as described!
    Thanks for a beautiful rifle
    Review by Brandon on 8/1/2014
    Quality
    I received my beautiful K31 rifle today it is a 1951 year of manufacture and It is has near perfect bluing and all matching numbers. I asked for a Walnut stock and Classic Firearms very kindly made that happen for me. It has a very nice sling and troop tags even though I didn't pay for the hand select and troop tag option.

    Thanks again Classic Firearms for a great rifle and for being a good Christian business. You guys have my business for life!
    Review
    Review by K31 on 8/1/2014
    Quality
    I got my K31 today. Was a bit disappointed with my purchase; the stock and hand guard were pretty beat up with small gouges...i chose hand pick. The bluing was pretty poor. Going off of all the positive reviews, i did expect to get a better rifle. Especially with the hand pick option. When i ordered my mosin laminate hex, it was excellent. All numbers match except the bolt which is electropenciled. Otherwise i do like my rifle. As i plan on only getting one, i really wanted a better example.
    A+ Hand select came with matching numbers, excellent finish and name tag.
    Review by Empires on 7/29/2014
    Quality
    A+

    Great K31! Went with hand select for exterior and bore and was very happy to receive a k31 with excellent finish on the hardware, great bore, and even a name tag beneath the butt-plate that was a happy surprise bonus!

    The K31 is the epitome of the Swiss Straight-pull design spanning half a century of developement. If you have been on the fence about purchasing a Swiss rifle, this is the one and Classic Arms is the place to buy it!
    Shipping wait proved worth it.
    Review by Michael on 7/28/2014
    Quality
    I submitted a review before it arrived because I knew what to expect, however, I don't blame classic for making me wait before putting my name on it. All in all I was right for the most part, except I expected bluing at 85-90 and a chewed up stock.

    Instead, I got beechwood, virtually unblemished, bluing near 100%, and love my second K31 (1st from classic) more than my first one which is a walnut 1943.

    Obviously classics supply isn't running too slim on good hand select picking. Order today.
    A great gun regardless of price.
    Review by NewGuyMB on 7/28/2014
    Quality
    You will not find a better shooting new gun for 3 times the price. Great iron sights, smooth straight pull/push action. Stock will not will any beauty contests, but it's been used, it's been fired, but it has been cared for. Hard hitting 7.5x55 GP11 ammo will put most "match grade" ammo to shame. The GP11 ammo can't be used on indoor ranges because it's steel, but Prvi Partizan makes great ammo for hunting or indoors. Buy this rifle before they are all gone, or import restrictions make them unavailable. Buy this rifle, you will not be disappointed.
    Classic shipped quickly, kept me informed as to status, and a very fair price.
    Better than expected
    Review by David on 7/26/2014
    Quality
    The K31 that I received is exceptional and I'm glad to be able to add it to my collection!
    Totally satisfied with purchase
    Review by BMG on 7/25/2014
    Quality
    I ordered a K31 hoping for the best. I received a very nice walnut stocked rifle, 1942 dated bolt, excellent bluing overall, 1940 dated sling, troop tag, a few expected dents in the wood, 72 years old,its earned them. This rifle was well maintained and hardly shot.mirror like bore with extremely deep rifling. Hit the X-ring within the first 6 shots fired, I'm calling that pretty good. Thank you Classic foranother excellent purchase.
    Nice rifle!
    Review by wbrown on 7/23/2014
    Quality
    Received my rifle in 4 days.

    Beech stock, good bluing, very nice bore. All numbers matching.

    Gave it 4 stars, because I've yet to shoot it.
    Worth the extra $20?
    Review by Tyler on 7/20/2014
    Quality
    Got my K31 after only a couple days. Fast shipping. Packaged very well. Paid the extra $20 for the hand select for exterior cosmetics. My rifle was made in 1935. Sling was made in 1935 also. Got a muzzle cover which was nice. Bore spectacular. Finish was great and bolt, barrel and receiver match. Magazine not matching. Neither was the dented stock. (Numbers on the hand guard and lower stock matched themselves but not the rifle.) hairline cracks by the buttplate 2-4" long. Didn't pay for the troop tag nor did I recieve one. I did have the troop name scratched into the wood under the but plate however.
    Accurate shooter. Recoil about like a 30-06. Very fun to use the straight pull bolt action.
    Overall I'm pleased. But I don't think I got my money's worth from the $20 hand select because of the not orginal to gun beech stock and miss matched magazine.
    Ourstanding
    Review by Java on 7/19/2014
    Quality
    Picked my K31 up today from Take Aim Training. Wow, what a beautiful rifle. All matching numbers, bore is excellent, bluing is near perfect, bolt looks brand new. Stock is a little dinged up but, hey.. its over 60 years old. Pay the ten bucks for hand select. I got the sling and a muzzle protector that clips onto the front sight. Very very happy with my purchase.....
    Ourstanding
    Review by Java on 7/19/2014
    Quality
    Picked my K31 up today from Take Aim Training. Wow, what a beautiful rifle. All matching numbers, bore is excellent, bluing is near perfect, bolt looks brand new. Stock is a little dinged up but, hey.. its over 60 years old. Pay the ten bucks for hand select. I got the sling and a muzzle protector that clips onto the front sight. Very very happy with my purchase.....
    k31carbine
    Review by loren on 7/17/2014
    Quality
    Mine looks like it just came out of the factory. It has a little bang spot on the pistol grip and a few very minor scuff marks, the blueing is 98% . Now the two personel gripes i have is #1 they were out of bayonets when i ordered my gun. #2 this one is the biggest gripe it is beechwood stock! i hate those things. I like dark wood stocks . But as i said its just a personel gripe the gun is perfect. On the sling ther is a mans name is this normal or something special? The name is KARL ERB SATTLER RHEINAU (ZCH) . Tanks for the great gun hope you get bayonets soon.
    If this is hand select, get yours before the decent ones are gone
    Review by D.Rossi on 7/14/2014
    Quality
    I received the rifle at my FFL. It only took three seconds to realize that if mine was hand selected, then the good ones are going fast. There is a 4 inch long patch of rust on the left side of the receiver, and a line of rust following the edge of the stock where it meets the metal all around the receiver. I am slightly disappointed, but overall quality it decent. I was hoping I wouldn't have to by having one hand selected, but I may have to have it reblued to prevent further corrosion.
    Great Rifle Great Service
    Review by mike on 7/12/2014
    Quality
    I received my K31 this week exactly as promised. I chose hand select, the wood is 'dinged' but better than expected. The metal work isn't good, it's 'as new' not even a stain on the bolt face. I will write again after I find the ammo and get some rounds down range. Classic are my all time favorite company to deal with, they have helped me out when I 'needed' to cancel my previous order. They have been helpful, understanding and provided great service, all that and great products too!
    Magnificent Rifles
    Review by SW shooter on 7/12/2014
    Quality
    Purchased two of these K31 Rifles at the standard price, and received ones that far exceeded my expectations. All matching serial numbers on the bolts. barrels, receivers, and magazines. One was manufactured in 1943, and the other in 1953. Both came with slings and muzzle guards. There were minor dings in the stocks, and bluing was greater than 90% right out of the box. Once they get a thorough cleaning I am sure they will shine even more. I would recommend a purchase of one of these by anyone looking into getting a great looking & functioning rifle. Classic Firearms even double boxed the rifles, and wrapped them in several layers of bubble wrap for shipping. Great Job! Buy one before they are all gone!
    Awesome :)
    Review by Brandon on 7/10/2014
    Quality
    I got mine in today and have to say im very pleased thus far. The first thing I noticed was the beautiful walnut stock! Dented but thats to be expected. Finish on metal is very nice at about 75-80%. Muzzle cover was on the rifle along with a sling! Icing on the cake was the troop tag! Great buy!!
    Awesome!
    Review by Scott on 7/8/2014
    Quality
    CANNOT beat this rifle for the price. Paid the extra for hand select and got far more than I was expecting. Beautiful walnut stock and 1942 manufacture. This rifle looks as if it's never been shot.
    Couldn't be Happier
    Review by Bookmanwv on 7/5/2014
    Quality
    Another great experience with Classic. Gun was shipped in 5 days to my FFL. All matching numbers, clean bore and good crown. Even better than the K-11 I ordered previously from Classic. Came with sling as well. I did not pay the hand select upgrade but was sent a beautiful rifle. Get one. You won't be disappointed.
    What a nice match grade rifle!
    Review by Marc on 7/3/2014
    Quality
    I receive a beautiful 1947 vintage K31 Swiss rifle today from Classic Arms. While the stock has some knocks and nicks, the metal is is very good condition. Everything I would want in a K31.

    The bolt, barrel and receiver match. The box magazine does not. Mine came with a sling in good condition.

    If others are like this one, I'd happily recommend Classic Arms for good customer service and the rifles themselves. They have the precision of a match grade rifle, and this one got the care a fine rifle deserves all it's life.
    Love it
    Review by Maswell on 5/29/2014
    Quality
    What a gorgeous rifle. The bore is perfect, the finish is wonderful, and this is a walnut stocked K31, which most places charge extra for.

    I have not been able to shoot it yet -- i just got ammo for it last week -- but overall this is an amazing piece of engineering and really a thing of beauty in its own right. I'm glad I got one of these while I could.
    very pleased
    Review by Laws on 4/1/2014
    Quality
    I bought the K31 Swiss rifle and I am very pleased with the purchase from classic firearms. The rifle is in excellent condition. The bluing is great and the bolt action is very smooth. This is my second purchase from classic firearms and I am pleased with their products and customer service.
    Thank you classic firearms
    Very nice, with unexpected bonus
    Review by William on 3/31/2014
    Quality
    I purchased this as the bare bones version, with no 'special' picking or other payments. The rifle received was in great shape with a clean, sharp bore. The action worked flawlessly and smoothly. The stock was in fair shape with no really bad dings, just some handling marks. Had to pick up a replacement cleaning rod, but was pleasantly surprised to find the original plasticized issue 'tag' under the buttplate!
    Nice Rifle
    Review by Edward on 3/30/2014
    Quality
    Paid the extra for the Hand Select and got a nice rifle, 1953 beech stock all matching. Bore looks like a Swiss bore being very nice and clean. Rifling looks good but I haven't gauged it to determine how used it is. Bluing is about 80% and looks nice. Very happy with this rifle purchase, this one will be staying with me. No problems from Classics end, very easy to deal with.
    '43 Walnut almost perfect.
    Review by SRChan on 3/30/2014
    Quality
    Rifle came in nicely wrapped up in a BUNCH of bubble wrap. The metal is all perfect with 90%+ blueing and only minor damage to butt plate.

    The walnut stock had very little chewing on the bottom but sadly had a vertical crack in the thin spot of the wood along the magazine release well cut, This area is reinforced so I just plan on glueing and refinishing it.

    Came with sling but was missing the metal clasp, no solder tags(did not pay for those though), All Matching # with perfect mirror finish bore.
    Excellent purchase
    Review by Wayne on 3/29/2014
    Quality
    I received my anxiously awaited K31 from my FFL, and was very pleased. The rifle had almost all of its bluing, and the action was smooth. It required minimal cleaning before taking it to the range, where I was able to shoot tight groups at 100 yards. My rifle did have a chunk of metal missing from the rear sight leaf right at the v-notch, but I was able to find a replacement sight leaf for a few dollars. I love this rifle, and will purchase again from Classic.
    Beautiful Shooter
    Review by COLIN on 3/27/2014
    Quality
    I received a 1951 K31 in a 1942 walnut stock. It is beautiful and accurate. Everything I could want except all matching (non-handpick). Well Done..
    1934 K31 Carbine
    Review by Deadly in OKC on 3/16/2014
    Quality
    First, spend the $ for hand-picked for rifling and appearance - - this 1934 K31 is pristine! All numbers match and the troop tag was under the butt plate. With serial number 535###, it was ready to shoot on delivery. The rifling is bright and shiny. The stock was in very good shape with drill marks on the butt and one finger-nail size gouge on the right side where the shooter's left hand would normally rest. With minimal cleaning since it was in such great shape, the receiver was restored with its bluish-green finish by applying some Eastwood's blackening solution to it. Before doing this the receiver looked like it had normal bluing that had faded with age and wear. Now it looks new. Thanks again, Classic Firearms!
    Excellent but...
    Review by Albert on 3/15/2014
    Quality
    Nice rifle and well worth the money. Only issue is that I paid for hand select and its missing the front sight blade. Maybe it fell off in the box during shipping. Going online, I am having a difficult time locating one. Just starting my search and may not have looked in the right places. Overall, I have had great experiences with Classic Arms and have purchase 90% of my collection from them.
    I would have passed
    Review by Thomas on 3/13/2014
    Quality
    I don't think Very Good to Excellent was an accurate description. Stock has parallel cracks on both sides. Each crack is almost 4 inches long. Crack on right side leads to cut out for bolt release , On the left side it leads to a stock patch. The patch is about 2 inches wide and extends from forward part of the magazine to the rear trigger guard. Been wanting to get K31 for a while but If I had seen this one in in a gun shop I would have passed on it.
    swiss k31
    Review by MoShooter36 on 3/11/2014
    Quality
    I would rate my gun at average or below, not the very good to excellent in the description. The stock fit is poor, banged up and doesn't match the rest of the gun. I can live with that, it's a Military Surplus gun. What I don't like is that the gun is missing the front sight. Now I need to find one and the tool to install it. I bought form Classic Firearms in the past with good results and probably will buy again in the future, just got the short end of the stick this time. I just wanted people to know that not every gun is perfect.
    Excellent K31 from 1938
    Review by Joseph G on 3/9/2014
    Quality
    I've been wanting a K31 for a long time. usually by the time I see the few that are available, they tend to be sold out. Luckily, I put myself on the 'notify' list from Classic for the K31. As soon as I received the email, I purchased one. The price, in my opinion was much less than what I've seen, and expected. I took a chance and requested an all matching numbers rifle. I also purchased the 'kit' as well. I was very pleased when I received the rifle. All matching numbers (Thanks you Classic), and a leather sling! According to the serial number 577###, this is from 1938. The walnut stock has its dings and scratches, but overall I'm happy with it. (No paper behind the butt plate). The metal is nice as well as the barrel. I haven't cleaned it yet. As I'm sure the serial numbers inside the stock will match as well. Once I give this a good cleaning, including the bolt, I'm sure I will be even more pleased. The kit was in excellent shape. I got the plastic bottles instead of the glass, but other than that, the kit was awesome. I see these K31s sold out FAST... If these go on sale in the future, I'm sure I will buy one again. I haven't shot this yet, even tho I bought a case of the 'surplus' ammo. Thanks again Classic.
    My first K31
    Review by Erock75 on 3/8/2014
    Quality
    The value of these rifles continues too climb and they are getting somewhat hard to find so I'm glad I was able to get one finally. The rifle itself is in excellent condition. According to the serial numbers it is a 1938 production model. It came with a sling which is a bonus and the stock is in excellent shape with a few minor dings here and there. Bluing is very good with some minor wear in a few spots. Also came with a troop tag. The bore is mirror and beautiful. There is no rust anywhere. Can't wait to shoot it! I will post some pics as soon as possible. Thanks again classic firearms!
    Can you get more.
    Review by Daryl on 3/7/2014
    Quality
    I was really impressed when I pulled off the bubble wrap and saw a nearly new rifle. The stock was new looking also and the only rough spot was on the butt plate. I only wish I would have ordered two. I hope more come in so I can order another one. I have always been pleased with everything I have ordered from Classic, even reasonable shipping. I am hoping to do lot's of future business with Classic. Thanks, Daryl.
    Somewhat Happy ..
    Review by Alex on 3/6/2014
    Quality
    First of all Thank you ! Classic Firearms for a great piece of history ! Somewhat happy , paid extra for hand select and got pretty beat up stock with deep gauges , all the metal was in excellent condition as promised .
    Sweet Swiss!
    Review by Vad on 3/5/2014
    Quality
    Completely stripped and cleaned it - found all matching serial#'s everywhere, even on the underside of the handguard wood and stock. There was a minor amount of surface rust on the barrel underneath the handguard wood. Bluing on the rifle was 90% there, with wear on all the usual places of these rifles that saw use.

    Wood was walnut. The finish and just the general condition of the stock was in very good shape. The butt of the stock had all the usual markings from the soldier's hobnail boots, but this one wasn't chewed up like many other K31's I've seen.

    The rifling was mirror-like with great grooves and lands. The stamps/serial#' say this rifle was produced in 1940, and the leather sling that came with it has a stamp from 1939.

    I went out to the range today and I was astonished at the trigger - its better than most modern rifles!! I also was surprised at how accurate the rifle was - I did better at 100 yards than all my other surplus rifles, and even some of my modern scoped rifles. I was using surplus GP11 ammo.

    Seems the hype about the accuracy of these rifles and ammo really is true, after all. I also noticed that the Swiss "floated" the barrel on this rifle - never seen that before on a mil-surplus.

    Thank you, Classic!
    Great Rifle
    Review by Dane on 3/5/2014
    Quality
    I received a 1935 K31 according to the serial number. In walnut with all matching numbers, very minor use on stock, metals are great, bore is pristine. All Swiss markings intact, I also got a sling with the Swiss cartouche. Fires like a dream after minimal cleaning. Overall very happy with purchase.
    Great rifle, get one while you can!
    Review by John on 2/24/2014
    Quality
    I just ordered one of these from classic for my Swiss rifle collection. I'm sure when it shows up at my door I wont be disappointed!
    Great Rifle
    Review by Bill on 8/10/2013
    Quality
    I'd been waiting for Classic to get the K31 rifles back in stock and they didn't disappoint. These are great rifles with fine craftsmanship. All matching, superb bore and rifling, and the stock is in great condition with a few 'love' marks from handling over the years. Thank you Classic for offering these fine rifles with the same service and quality that keeps me coming back.
    Great rifle in good shape
    Review by Brenton Adams on 7/10/2013
    Quality
    I would say overall its in 'good to very good' condition. 1955 by the serial/ all matching

    The bore is pristine incredibly sharp lands and grooves, crown perfect with a few small nicks on the outside diameter, none on the inside.

    The trigger is hands down the finest on a milsurp I've ever handled.

    The wood is in fair shape, some yahoo carved 'FG' with a (swiss army) penknife....

    My only issue is the condition of the blue. I would call it 70% overall, less under the handguards. The bottom of the barrel is worn off in spots like something splashed on it and the receiver blue is very worn on the left rear.

    All in all, its a great rifle. I doubt it will be my last.

    Already making ammo for it.
    great product,
    Review by duke on 3/11/2013
    Quality
    Bought all 4 Swiss rifles, great condition for their age. The only problem was a broken firing pin on the K11. still looking for a replacement, another good from Classic Firearms.
    Great product. Contacted the original owner after searching for the little label at the end of the rifle
    Review by Tequila on 3/3/2013
    Quality
    I established contact with the original owner in Switzerland. New friends in foreign countries. Love it and it is immaculate . Great products including the ammunition.
    Collector's dream !!
    Review by J. on 11/20/2012
    Quality
    Recently made my K31 purchase from CF. I cannot be more happy with this decision. Military enthusiasts and collectors, like myself, should not be without this rifle. Because of the Swiss policy of neutrality, this weapon is not as well known as others like the Springfield '03, the Mosin Nagant 91/30, and the Mauser 98. But, those "in the know", so to speak, are well aware of the unprecedented rugged reliabilty and unrivaled accuracy of this rifle and the GP11 ammunition that it uses.The Swiss are also uber attentive to maintenance. The likelyhood of receiving a rifle that is not in at least good-very good condition is minimal. Like wise with non-matching numbers. It can happen, but less likely than not. At my home range, I was able to print groups less than 1 inch at 50 yards straight out of the box. Not too bad for very poor 40 something year old eyesight. CF offers the best deal I was able to find, and ammo to boot. Heart felt thanks to CF and their staff for for their polite and prompt service with my telephone order.
    Matching Replacement Rifle Received
    Review by James on 10/24/2012
    Quality
    Received a nice replacement K31 for the mismatched gun. The rifle is all matching, troop tag present, and has a nice walnut stock. Bluing is exc, and the bore shines........very happy with the K31 and all of the help provided by Rick and his crew at Classic Firearms!!!
    Nice Condition BUT Mismatched K31
    Review by James on 10/18/2012
    Quality
    Received a second K31 from Classic, gun has a nice walnut stock, bright bore and has a troop tag. Only problem is a stamped mismatched bolt , I didn't specify matching serial numbers, thinking these guns were always matching, but I found out otherwise. After having bought several guns from Classic this is the first time I'm not satisfied with my purchase.
    One very happy owner!!
    Review by Michael on 10/4/2012
    Quality
    This was the first rifle I purchased through Classic, and did it ever turn out to be a super buy. I ordered the hand select with troop tag and I hit the jackpot on both. The rifle is in superb condition, with both stock and barrel being in fantastic shape. I pulled the butt plate off to find a near mint troop tag in there, so now I will hopefully be able to find the original user of this fine rifle. After getting this rifle it has quickly become the centerpiece of my collection. Thanks Classic, you guys rock!!!
    Amazing
    Review by Andreas6.5AR on 10/2/2012
    Quality
    Took it home and am ever more awed by the craftsmanship and the quality of the rifle. This was one of 350 made and sold to private owners in 1943. The stock is near perfect with minimal dings and the Swiss emblem clear as new in the wood.(hand select), but it has definitely been used quite a bit (perhaps a club gun). This is evidenced by wear on the bottom of the magazine and lightening of the bluing on the receiver top. Tore it right down and cleaned it up. The barrel bore is mirror bright, with signs of wear (rounded rifling but difference between lands and grooves still substantial) , I am sure it has had considerable rounds through it but I think it is still in good shape. After cleaning I went straight to the range and with my 54 year old eyes resting on a shooters mat rolled up and fidgeting and changing my grip with every shot still managed about a 4.5 inch 10 shot group at 100 yards. If I had a scope and bi-pod I am sure I could improve a lot on that too. I haven't shot open sight since I was a teenager. The group I shot went from "X" lower center and up and right centered about 1.5 inches high and 1 inch to the right. The trigger is so sweet, breaking nice and clean without any gritty feel to it at all.

    I wish I had the funds to get another 2 or 3. If the others are like this one, they are really worth it. Wished I had seen that the bayonets are also available when I had ordered the rifle.

    Friendly, fast, competent service at the order desk... and sweet... thank you.

    Kindest Regards, and God Bless,

    Andreas
    Perfect Example of Fine Rifle
    Review by Georgia Bulldog on 9/23/2012
    Quality
    This rifle arrived to my FFL as scheduled, and was in impeccable condition. Nice bore, near-perfect bolt and good stock. You have to get this gun.
    Unique and superbly well made.
    Review by Mashman on 8/24/2012
    Quality
    The K31 is a collectors dream. The Rifles action is a unique straight pull back bolt"...that is exceedingly well machined and smooth. The appearance puts some collectors off who are looking for more traditional designs but the K31 is safe, extremely accurate, fires a powerful 7.55 shell and is one of the most accurate military rifled ever made,
    Best bolt action of its time
    Review by USMCSurvivalist85 on 8/17/2012
    Quality
    This is the most accurate and best bolt action of the mid 20th century. The ammo they shot was non-corrosive so metal wear is minimal to none. gp11 ammo is super accurate and still used in swiss shooting matches as the round of choice. It can be had for 45 -50 cents per round which is cheap for a large caliber bullet these days seeing as .308 etc seem to be .74 to $1 a round.recently
    Outstanding weapon, Accurate & Hard hitting.
    Review by Ron on 7/16/2012
    Quality
    I lucked into a great deal on a K-31 that was, I believe, for a Colour Guard. It has a very clean and undamaged Beechwood stock and is dressed in Chrome. The Pioneer Bayonet is also chrome dressed with a Left handed Frog. This makes me think it was for a member of the Colour Guard stationed to the Left of centre. It is spot on accurate and HARD hitting with the GP-11 Ammo as well as Civilian hunting ammo. It requires a steady firm hold as it has quite a kick. Immediatly became a favourite in my collection. GP-11 getting scarce, I plan to add more bricks as it becomes available.