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Old 11-15-2011, 07:11 PM   #1
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some time ago I bought a K31 from Widners. Upon cleaning I discovered the "troop tag" under the buttplate. I was able to contact the Swiss citizen that this rifle was issued to and he sent back a confirmation letter stating when it was issued to him and how long it was in his possession. I wonder how much this info adds to the value of the rifle?

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Old 11-15-2011, 08:49 PM   #2
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Nothing really. If it were William Cody's cap and ball revolver and you had a letter, well that would change things.

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Yeah it doesn't really add any monetary value, it's just cool as hell to have it. It could add some sentimental value though, if your easily sentimental.

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Finding a troop tag with a K31 is fairly common so it doesn't really add any value to the firearm. It adds more of a historical/cool factor to it if anything.

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Valuewise the best part was getting a response from Werner at all. He was surprised that the rifle ended up in the USA.

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Valuewise the best part was getting a response from Werner at all. He was surprised that the rifle ended up in the USA.
Have you maintained communications with him?
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I sent him photos of the rifle before and after refinishing the origional stock....(BTW I did not "bubba" the wood, just refinish it). I also sent him a 5 shot group that I made at 100 yards that you could cover with a quarter! I never touched the sights or made any adjustments. What a rifle!

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opps! He has not written back to this date. He must be in his mid to late 70's or early 80"s. Hope he is still with us.

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I sent him photos of the rifle before and after refinishing the origional stock....(BTW I did not "bubba" the wood, just refinish it). I also sent him a 5 shot group that I made at 100 yards that you could cover with a quarter! I never touched the sights or made any adjustments. What a rifle!
I have another thread where I'm asking for info and opinions on the K31. You just convinced me. I'm a good shot, and can usually wring the capabilities out of a good rifle. Not perfect mind you, I throw a flyer every now and then, but at 100 yards, if the rifle is capable, I can usually make it do what it's supposed to. I'm so getting one of those.
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I have another thread where I'm asking for info and opinions on the K31. You just convinced me. I'm a good shot, and can usually wring the capabilities out of a good rifle. Not perfect mind you, I throw a flyer every now and then, but at 100 yards, if the rifle is capable, I can usually make it do what it's supposed to. I'm so getting one of those.
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