Polymer K31 Charger Clips

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If you have a Swiss K 31 rifle, especially if you bought it recently, you have probably noticed that it’s difficult to find charger clips for it.The original Swiss clips are wax coated cardboard and were intended to be disposable. They used to be easily available with some surplus ammo, but the supply has dried up almost entirely in recent years.

I was very happy to discover that Northridge Inc is introducing new production polymer clips to the market. They should be ready for sale around March, and anticipated price is $13 each or two for $20. This is still awfully close to the price of surplus Swiss clips, but these should at least be readily available. Good news for those of us who love shooting The K31 and older Schmidt-Rubin rifles!

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Ian McCollum

Ian McCollum lives in Arizona, where he spends his time searching out rare, unusual, and experimental firearms for his daily blog at ForgottenWeapons.com. His shooting background is in bullseye pistol, and before becoming a full-time gun writer he worked in the solar power industry.


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  • Joel

    Nice, I may need to grab a couple of those.

  • Lance

    want fiber M-91/30 Mosin clips next!

  • Tassiebush

    Wonderful news. It’d be one of the factors holding back the use of a number of surplus rifles. I’d love to see some reproduction enbloc clips for various manlichers, carcanos etc also given how without them they aren’t repeaters.

    • MichaelZWilliamson

      There are repro clips for the Gew 88. Carcano are getting scarce.

      • Tassiebush

        Yeah with buying a carcano you virtually want to obtain the clips first. Ammo second and finally the rifle if you intend to shoot it.

        • MichaelZWilliamson

          They’re about $10 each on various sites.

          • Tassiebush

            Admittedly I haven’t searched for a while but I’ll keep an eye out. There’s a bit of red tape to go through down here for such purchases.

  • I always love seeing new technologies integrate with the old ones within the sphere of the firearms community. Many of those old designs are quite sound, and still very relevant today.

  • Just sayin..,

    Great idea, or you can pick up a repro mag for $50 for faster reloads.

    • Ken Kapton

      WHERE??!!!

  • Doom

    pretty expensive, now if it was 3-4 for 20$ that would be a bit more palatable for injection molded plastic clips.

  • Vitsaus

    If they catch on and sell well price will drop, but unless you plan on treating them as disposable (you know, when running that carbine course with your K31…) then there’s not so much need to have 50 of these things.

    • the ammo addict

      Personally, I like to have several, even if just for a range trip. I keep them loaded and stored in the ammo can with the rest of the ammo of that caliber. I would think 10 or so would be a good number for most people since you want to have them loaded before you head to the range. There is no sense in loading rounds into your ONE stripper clip and then loading those into the gun. You might as well just poke the rounds into the gun one at a time in that case.

  • UCSPanther

    I’d like to see some repro stripper clips for the VZ 52/57.

  • Brody

    If only someone made larger capacity magazines… Hint hint…

  • Bill L

    This is the best product I’ve seen so far from SHOT 2015.

  • Ken Kapton

    they have been out of stock

  • Bearchillz

    When?! Where?! I just bought a K31, I am Very interested. I didn’t pick up an M95 Only because ammo isn’t so easy to find or affordable, and I don’t reload. The price on these seems a little high to me, being a new product and made of plastic. However, there aren’t a lot of other options out there..
    I also think they’d be smart to make repro enbloc clips for M95s and others, as has been mentioned already. People who Don’t think there is a decent market for these things must be smoking crack. NOBODY makes repro clips, and a Ton of people have these old guns and horde the chargers. The only way to get the clips is to: 1st, be rich, 2nd, be lucky, 3rd, be richer and luckier than the old retired man you’re bidding against.