Swiss K31 Rifles

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by lead, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. djohns6

    djohns6 New Member

    Oct 6, 2002
    WOLF is definitely going to produce 7.5 Swiss . Should be out in 3-4 months .
  2. Huck Finn

    Huck Finn Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Good news ! I just got some photos and a history of the soldier who was issued my K-31. The original owner passed away in 1982, but his Son in law was very helpful. I expect to keep in touch with them. Now my rifle has a more complete history. Just one more thing that makes Swiss rifles so great!

  3. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

    Jan 1, 2003
    SW MS
    That's cool that you were able to track him down. :)

    RGRWJB New Member

    Apr 18, 2005
  5. mohctep

    mohctep New Member

    Nov 12, 2005
    I read somewhere that Hornady was doing a deal with Graf and Sons for a run of hunting ammo for the 7.5 Swiss.I think it was in a Shotgun News. :cool:

    NRAJOE New Member

    Sep 1, 2003
    I have 2...a beech and a walnut. Soldier tags were under both buttplates...wrote both replies from both!

    Awesome rifles...
  7. JohnK3

    JohnK3 New Member

    May 5, 2003
    Just got mine for Christmas and took it out to the range yesterday.

    Looks like it's printing a bit to the right, which means drift the front site forward, just a hair. Of course, this was at maybe 50 yards, tops, so I'll have to wait until I can get it to a regular outdoor range before I make any serious sighting in decisions.

    It's walnut, made in 1943 and originally issued to a Phillipe Petter of Prilly, Switzerland. I'm putting together a letter to send to the Phillipe Petter still living in Prilly, not too far from the original address!
  8. New Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    northeastern Utah
    Cabelas carries 7.5x55 ammo in hornady 165 grn. norma 180 grn, and wolf 180 grn. Norma is a little steep at 40.00 a box. The Hornady would be a good hunting load, aprox. 20.00 a box. The wolf resembles the suplus ammo with full metal jacket. I have all 3 in my safe. All shoot well.
  9. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA
    The surplus Match ammo that is out there (may be gone by now) is great ammo. Try to find that instead of new stuff. You won't be sorry. I bought a life time supply (I'm old enough that that much is not all that big).

  10. I own two K-31s, and wouldn't trade them for any other milsurp rifle I've ever shot. They're accurate, reliable, and built like Swiss watches. As for ammo, yes, Wolf is making it so ammo should not be that much of a problem when the milsurp ammo supply finally runs dry. I also have Lee reloading dies for the cartridge. Graf also has unfired brass for the cartridge. I have a feeling that other ammo makers will be getting into the act before too long as well. There have been a lot of Swiss K-31s sold in the U.S. over the last few years, and Americans are finding the caliber is an excellent one for anything from target shooting to hunting.
  11. K31fan

    K31fan New Member

    Nov 24, 2010
    I'm having trouble fitting a shell holder for Swiss 7.5x55. Lee size listed is same as 30-30 (#3 shellholder for Auto Prime) but Wolf cases I have won't fit that holder. Also 40 year old Herter shell holder for 30-30 won't fit it either. A shellholder from a set made by Lyman for 30-30 does fit the Wolf case.

    Is the Wolf ammo not standard size for head dimensions?

    Anyone else have problems with finding a shell holder for the Swiss case?

    Also, what kind of reloading dies do you recommend?
  12. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA
    My Dillon manual says to use the 30-06/243/308/25-06/35Whelan shell plate.

  13. Laufer

    Laufer Member

    Jul 27, 2008
    West TN.
    A guy in northern Italy (on another website) has contacts among the Swiss Army Reserves.
    He stated in January that the ammo will continue to be exported to the US.

    If somebody like Prvi ever decided to copy/produce GP-11 and somehow this were to bring down the ammo price by a good bit, wouldn't the rifles' prices take a jump?
  14. zfk55

    zfk55 New Member

    Mar 19, 2009
    Lost Prairie Montana
    This is my prize k31 given to me by my father....... along with a few others. am I proud of this one? Waddaya think? :D

    These are all the same rifle. Originally issued to a Swiss Army Colonel.





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