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Old November 1, 2013, 07:26 PM   #1
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k-31 Value

Looking on gunbroker i see k-31s going from 350-500+ I have seen a couple with bids in the 260 range but the buy now prices were either 350-400. How much did you guys pay for your k31s?
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Old November 1, 2013, 11:50 PM   #2
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Go to Simpson, LTD:
http://www.simpsonltd.com/
Or some of the other sites (Like Weidners, Classic & Samco)

That will give you a decent idea, however if I had to guess: $300-$400.
Depending on the condition of course.

If you could post some pic's it would help
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Old November 2, 2013, 07:39 AM   #3
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How much did you guys pay for your k31s?
$94.00:

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Old November 2, 2013, 07:47 AM   #4
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Okay, I'll take it.
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Old November 2, 2013, 09:02 AM   #5
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If you don't mind a cracked stock, Samco still has them for under $300.

Also, Simpson has a range of them. Price depends on the quality you're looking for. If you want a shooter, stock condition, blueing, etc. aren't as important as bore condition.
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Old November 2, 2013, 09:41 AM   #6
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I think mine was $139...
I happened to be in Middlefield, Ohio...home of AIM Surplus...for work. I went by there and picked it out myself.
Beech stock with the normal wear on the butt, and perfect metal work and bore.
I consider it my most accurate rifle.
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Old November 2, 2013, 11:20 AM   #7
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I just got mine last night for a trade i gave him a mid range 1911 with 100rds and i got the k31 with a few boxes of gp11 and some cash. Some people tell me it was a bad trade on my end but im happy i will upload some pictures in a little bit.
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Old November 2, 2013, 11:35 AM   #8
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heres the pic

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Old November 3, 2013, 01:38 AM   #9
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My 1941 cost approx. $190 and my 1954 in new condition cost $350.
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Old November 3, 2013, 04:41 AM   #10
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I remember a gunshow table in Colorado full of them for $99 each circa 2004. Walnut or Beechwood, take your pick from the table.

I wasn't sure what they were!

I got my C&R around then and started buying them for about $150 each and got quite a few nice ones. Most retailers in C&R carried them.

Around 2008 or so they really started drying up and spiked to about $300.

They came down briefly when a bunch hit the market in 2010 IIRC. The last ones I bought were $250 in 2010.

Supply has dried up considerably since then. I think a nice one would set you back $400.
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Old November 3, 2013, 08:28 AM   #11
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I think I paid around $199 for mine with matching bayonet.

Looks like they are drying up.

http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.c...r=700|701|1029


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Old November 3, 2013, 10:14 AM   #12
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Old November 3, 2013, 11:52 AM   #13
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The "stock" of K-31's has already officially "dried-up"- meaning those purchased direct from the Swiss government from their armories:

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As of 2010 the Swiss arsenals are long sold out and the rifles now available for sale in countries around the world are ex-Swiss-civilian owned rifles.
Rifles for sale are those being bought from private collections, individuals and just changing hands.
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Old November 9, 2013, 08:39 PM   #14
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just got back from the gunshow in Tulsa and there are so many tables it took me 6 hours to walk it without stopping for the most part. With that big an inventory to look at i only saw 2 K-31's. 1 was $325 and the other was $200 beech (nice stock, nice blueing and nice bore, all numbers matching) i bought the one at $200 from a private sale. Only dissapointment was no troop tag. Also had a peep rear site which i know is not original but looks good. i scored at a gun show!!!!! i still cant believe it.

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Old November 9, 2013, 10:39 PM   #15
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$79,and then i went back and bought a second one, just for the magazine to use in rapid fire.
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Old November 9, 2013, 10:53 PM   #16
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at $79 i would take at least a hundred of them. where did you get them for that price?
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Old November 12, 2013, 10:25 AM   #17
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...at $79 i would take at least a hundred of them. where did you get them for that price?...
Probably more like <when> did you buy them...
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Old November 12, 2013, 05:44 PM   #18
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I paid $90 for mine at a local shop, but that's been nearly a decade ago. I still kick myself for passing on one of the unissued K31's available at another shop for $300 during the same time period. I also should have bought more than one 480-round case of GP11 ammo when I found it at a gun show for $125 per case.
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Old November 12, 2013, 11:02 PM   #19
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in a few years we'll all be saying man i could have gotten all the Mosin's i wanted for $100 each.
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Old November 15, 2013, 08:34 PM   #20
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Some of my babies, from circa 2005-2007....Still got a few dozen stacked in the ol' gun closet.






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Old November 15, 2013, 08:42 PM   #21
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Sweet!!!!
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Old November 16, 2013, 09:59 AM   #22
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Now we know where they all went!
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Old November 16, 2013, 10:29 AM   #23
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HOARDER!!!

You know, if you sold a few of those to fund a ZFK sniper, you'd both consolidate the volume of your investment, as well as its ultimate value in all likelihood. Unless of course these are for the grandkids or something

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Old November 16, 2013, 11:50 AM   #24
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Haha, you guys are a funny bunch!


Actually, I just realized that, at the last count, I had 31 K31s in my possession....What a bizarre coincidence!! \


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Old November 23, 2013, 05:50 AM   #25
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And here I thought my "two is one" philosophy was a stretch....
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