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Anyone have experience w/ 7.5X55 Swiss rifle?

So I picked up a Schmidt-Rubin K31 7.5X55 "Swiss" rifle that has a straight pull bolt. I got it from a friend of mine for about $250 with 1 mag and about 100 rounds of match grade swiss ammo. I probably could have gotten a better deal or nicer example if I shopped around, but it was an easy sale for both of us.

does anyone have any experience with these rifles and/or ammo that they'd care to share?

I don't have photos of my rifle yet, as I only picked it up Friday, but mine looks much like this:



It's a birch stock, no strap or bayonet. I fired it last year at Aurora Sportsman's club and tore out the center of a 100 yard target. Swiss rifles are known to be accurate, and this was no slouch. The bore has a little copper fouling I'm going to deal with, but beyond that, it looks to be a great rifle. I am having trouble finding extra mags for it though...even the taiwan knockoffs are going for $65!

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Eric, might want to contact this shop, as they move a lot of Swiss rifles:

www.simpsonltd.com

Neat old time shop located in Galesburg IL.

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I think one of the guys at Mazons collect them. You should give them a call.

Old Straight Pull guns scare me. Mopar and I were afraid my straight pull Ross Riffle was going to shoot the bolt back into us.

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Eric, might want to contact this shop, as they move a lot of Swiss rifles:

www.simpsonltd.com

Neat old time shop located in Galesburg IL.
Awesome! I stumbled across that shop years ago when I still had my C&R FFL, but couldn't remember the name. Thanks for pointing that out! They are a couple hours ride by Amtrack.

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I think one of the guys at Mazons collect them. You should give them a call.

Old Straight Pull guns scare me. Mopar and I were afraid my straight pull Ross Riffle was going to shoot the bolt back into us.
Yeah, I've heard of people getting knocked in the face by a bolt that broke loose. I've been told mine is a '53, but I've not run the numbers on it yet nor asked the Swiss forums (which are typically full of grumpy old Fudd's).

I've already knocked myself in the cheek with the bolt while practicing my prone position with it. It extends back quite a bit more than any other bolt action...so if I do use this for an Appleseed event, I'll have to remember to lean my face away from the cheek weld - charge the rifle, then reseat my cheek. Kind of a PITA, but with a rifle as cool as this one, I'm willing to work around that.

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Awesome! I stumbled across that shop years ago when I still had my C&R FFL, but couldn't remember the name. Thanks for pointing that out! They are a couple hours ride by Amtrack.



Yeah, I've heard of people getting knocked in the face by a bolt that broke loose. I've been told mine is a '53, but I've not run the numbers on it yet nor asked the Swiss forums (which are typically full of grumpy old Fudd's).

I've already knocked myself in the cheek with the bolt while practicing my prone position with it. It extends back quite a bit more than any other bolt action...so if I do use this for an Appleseed event, I'll have to remember to lean my face away from the cheek weld - charge the rifle, then reseat my cheek. Kind of a PITA, but with a rifle as cool as this one, I'm willing to work around that.
Yeah my worry is what if after shooting it, it throws the bolt back...and what if the bolt doesn't stop? Still great collector guns, but scary to shoot. I do love my ross rifle

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