Evolution of the Schmidt-Rubin rifles

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Tam at The Arms Room has written a very interesting post about the 40+ years evolution of the Schmidt-Rubin rifle that was adopted in 1889 by the Swiss and evolved into the K31 Carbine.

When the time came for the Swiss army to replace their black-powder Vetterli rifles, they cast about for only a few years before settling on a design by Col. Rudolph Schmidt, working out of Bern.

Well word reading.

K31 Rifle
Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Jesse Jesse on Jan 12, 2009

    The K31 is my favorite bolt action rifle. It is by far the most accurate rifle I own. I just wish it wasn't so damn expensive to shoot.