The buttstock is scared up a bit. The story was that the Swiss soldiers had to train in the snow with their boots hobnailed. Between the butts resting on the ground in the snow and boot contact... the scar evidence could be seen on most surplus guns. Maybe so...maybe internet palaver.
Mine has a name and address under the plate too. Looked it up on the internet once. Looked like some fairly modern apartments.
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Swiss Magazine Loading Rifles 1869 to 1958, 2nd ed Author: Joe Poyer.
Always fancied one and there are some good prices currently on NaturaBuy. PRVI Partizan ammo - €1,00 / £0.87 / $1.07 a round! but IF I bought one I would reload for it.
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They can really be lot of fun and sure get some attention at the range. I'm glad that Duncan is even feeling the love.
A K31 was the first rifle I ever owned. I just kept getting more of them. I was never really into firearms but would tag along with family when they went shows and I'd mostly check out the surplus gear and antiques and stuff (free jerky samples! Yum!). Then one day I saw this strange Swiss rifle and that got me started.