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Old February 12, 2009, 11:04 AM   #1
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Has Classic Arms sold out of their K31's?

I can't access their website here at work...and I want to pick up a K31. Does anyone know where to find one?
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Old February 12, 2009, 01:13 PM   #2
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Their website says that they still have them available. Quote
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GREAT DEAL ON THE LAST OF THE K-31 RIFLES.
WE JUST RECEIVED WHAT WE ARE TOLD WILL BE OUR LAST BATCH OF SWISS K-31 RIFLES. WE WERE TOLD BY SAMCO THAT THESE RIFLES WERE ONES THAT THEY HAD SET ASIDE AS THEY WENT THROUGH THEM UNTIL THEY GOT TO THE END OF THEIR RUN BECAUSE THEY HAD MIS-MATCHED NUMBERS. THIS TURNED OUT TO BE TRUE. THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE ONES LEFT HAVE MIS MATCHED SERIAL #'S . THAT IS THE BAD NEWS. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT MANY OF THESE RIFLES ARE FROM THERE FIRST RUN OF RIFLES THAT CAME INTO THE COUNTRY AND AS SUCH ARE IN FAR BETTER CONDITION THAN THE ONES THAT WE HAVE BEEN RECEIVING OVER THE LAST FEW BATCHES. WE CAN NO LONGER GUARENTEE OR PULL FOR MATCHING #'S . WE WILL CONTINUE TO HAND SELECT OR OFFER A TROOP TAG OPTION.
ALL HAVE WALNUT STOCKS.
K-31 RIFLE WITH WALNUT STOCK......ITEM # K31-W........$219.95
K-31 WALNUT STOCK WITH TROOP I.D. TAG...............$229.95
HAND SELECT ON EITHER RIFLE FOR $10.00 . (AND WE REALLY DO IT.)
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Old February 12, 2009, 11:28 PM   #3
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You can find some here but they are probably more than you are willing to pay.

http://treelinesports.org/index.php?...ort=20a&page=2

They are good to deal with, I bought an Enfield from them.
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Old February 13, 2009, 08:57 AM   #4
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Classic Arms is good about updating their web site on a near-daily basis. They also state that if it's on the site then they have it in stock. I've watch things come and go, so I tend to believe it.

On February 3rd I ordered an M24/47 from them and it arrived the 11th, so turn-around time is good with them, too.
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Old February 13, 2009, 11:11 PM   #5
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I went ahead and did it, I ordered a K31 today! I can't wait to get it...
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Old February 14, 2009, 10:55 AM   #6
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Cant go wrong with a k31,I bought a second one when they were dirt cheap just for the magazine.Bought an extra barrel for one in the event that i get the drive to convert one to .308.
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Old February 15, 2009, 10:28 AM   #7
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Why convert it?
The barrel is close enough to 308 now that you can neck size and use 308 bullets.

Actually Classic Arms has sold itself to new owners, Ben will be around to help for a while.

I can't say I blame him considering the political winds of "change"

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Old February 16, 2009, 04:21 PM   #8
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Know an outfit that will rebarrel with a .308 match barrel but they need a original barrel for the threads.They cut the barrel and use the threaded end as a bushing to screw the new barrel into.So i get to keep the original barrel if i want to take it back to stock,and i can use the 3000 .308 cases that i have on hand versus the 200 reloadable 7.5 that i have.
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Old February 16, 2009, 05:06 PM   #9
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This chap will do the barrel deal on a K31.

http://www.lprgunsmith.com/K31_rifles.htm

$340 plus the price of your new barrel.
So figuring at least a $200 barrel you
are looking at around $550 for a conversion.

Or 1447 pieces of 7.5x55 PRVI brass.

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Old February 17, 2009, 04:08 PM   #10
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Paid $15 for k31 barrel,been sitting on .308 barrel for 15 years and traded little for it back then.Know local builder of match rifles for 20 years and have micro sights for k31 .Throw in tub of match ammo from when i shot m14 on army team so its a win win situation.Goes to show you never throw out or get rid of anything.
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Old March 17, 2009, 08:03 PM   #11
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K-31's just listed

Walnut and Beech stock listed today at allans-armory.com

http://tinyurl.com/d45r9x $225 UP

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Old March 18, 2009, 04:55 PM   #12
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No need to neck size anything. The k31 7.5 Swiss cartridge uses standard .308 bullets anyway.
Actually unless you're a gunsmith/machinist, rebarreling might be more difficult than you think. It does take the right equipment. Ask here.
http://theswissriflesdotcommessagebo...ll-Rifles.html


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Old April 1, 2009, 06:50 PM   #13
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Allan provides a photos and a description of each rifle. Some would rather order and see what arrives from other sellers, I chose two (1934, 1941) from his site. Count me as a very satisfied customer (he has several listed at the moment):

www.allans-armory.com

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Old April 22, 2009, 09:00 AM   #14
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Check these guys out: http://www.simpsonltd.com/index.php?...5a0bf024272f8c

I just ordered one and have bought from them in the past. Excellent service.
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Old April 22, 2009, 10:42 AM   #15
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SP,
I meant once you fire the 7.5 Swiss round just neck size the case and use a 308 bullet when you reload it.
Once fired the case needs resizing so if you start with boxer primed 7.5Swiss factory ammo (like Privi) you can then just neck size those and use 308 bullets.

Not sure why one would spend 3 times the cost of the gun to put a 308 barrel on what is essentially a 308 barreled gun (except the advantage of using 308 cases but does not seem to justify that 3X expense, IMO)

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Old April 22, 2009, 05:35 PM   #16
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Maybe I'm not understanding, Wulfmann. Buy new (or used) brass from Grafs, Norma, Ruag, whatever, all you need to do is full length size it, prime it and load using a standard .308 projectile.
Just neck sizing seldom ever works more than twice with k31 fired brass.

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