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Old 06-22-2009, 11:50 PM   #21
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I would love to operate a straight-pull rifle sometime. They look fun.

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THEY ARE VERY FUN!..little diffrent from the same ol turn bolt/bolt action guns.the ones i own have extremly smooth action and extremly accurate...and im no crack shot by a long shot.schmidt-rubin rifles are very over made for theyre time.to me the action on mine are smoother than my .308 2a enfield,303 smle no.1 mk3...but yes...deff. pick one up when ever possable...you want regret it SGT-MILLER

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Old 06-23-2009, 04:06 AM   #23
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k-31 swiss...something about that ugly stright pull bolt gun shooting a 7.5x55 (GP11 or good handloads..even better) ammo out to 2000meters with no prob,iron sights!.it will be one of the best 300bucks you'll spend now on a accurate surplus rifle barnone!of course these rifles could be had for 75bucks a few years back...wish i would have bought a few more
Amen! But I think the K31 is cool looking. I got mine at a local Big5 Sporting goods along with 3 Turk Mausers. Paid $79 for the K31 and got the last one they had. I also got one of their Steyr 95 straight pull carbines because somebody gave me a case of old Nazi marked ammo.

The Steyr is not nearly as smooth or accurate as the K31 and it kicks much harder than it has a right to. Ha.

The K31 is an outstanding shooter. I was recently told that there are no more K31's in Switzerland. When these K31's were imported, it was to clean out the war reserves as the PE57's took their place in the war reserves.

Prices are expected to continue to rise, I was told.
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+1 I have a 1943 No.1MkIII that is a tack driver with a 4x scope. They were arguably the fastest bolt guns ever made, smooth as silk, with no play over the entire length of bolt travel. My M91/30 which is also very accurate, requires a lot of effort to work the bolt. While very accurate, the Mauser bolts are fairly sloppy.
I had the same problem with my 91/30. It was driving me crazy until I figured out that it gets better if you clean the everloving **** out of the bolt. I mean clean like you've never cleaned before.
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I like the Model 96 Mauser in 6.5x55 Swede.

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I had the same problem with my 91/30. It was driving me crazy until I figured out that it gets better if you clean the everloving **** out of the bolt. I mean clean like you've never cleaned before.
It takes a lot of effort once the bolt is in the forward position, to turn the bolt handle and lock it in place. It's NOT smooth or easy. Cleaning will actually help this?
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I like the Model 96 Mauser in 6.5x55 Swede.
I have a Husqvarna. Love it! Unfortunately I "sporterized" it and it no longer resembles a milsurp firearm. I cry every time I see the old stock in the corner of my garage...the inlaid armorers disc in the stock indicated an excellent bore. 6.51mm and #1 condition. Of course the Swede's never went to war either!
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The only one I have as of now is my 1903A3 that was given to me by my grandfather back in the 1970's. He had it sporterized back in the 1950's by Paul Jaeger.It is a great gun and it has taken quite a few deer,elk,moose,and black bear over the years between my grandfather,dad,and myself.
I would like to get a M1,and a M14 in the future but there are so many more that I have on my want list.

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I have a Husqvarna. Love it! Unfortunately I "sporterized" it and it no longer resembles a milsurp firearm. I cry every time I see the old stock in the corner of my garage...the inlaid armorers disc in the stock indicated an excellent bore. 6.51mm and #1 condition. Of course the Swede's never went to war either!
A VERY pretty rifle you have there.
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A VERY pretty rifle you have there.

Thank you M14 - however I'm a little regretful that I sporterized it. I inherited an unfired 1943 Smith Corona 1903A3 that was my dad's, but he traded the original stock for a Sporter stock back in the early 60's, which basically ruined it's collectors value...I fear I did the same...the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!
Fortunately my dad did nothing else to the rifle, so the barreled action is the same. Mine was changed dramatically by turning the barrel, installing express sights, turning down the bolt handle, changing the trigger, the safety, and filing the carrier so the bolt can be worked with an empty magazine. There's no going back for that baby! I even have the original threaded flash hider, muzzle protecter, and blank firing device - none of which work anymore because the threads were turned down as well.
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