Bought a 1948 K-31 from Simpsons ltd with a 7.55 bore. The Sales men advised me against picking out the rifle based on bore size and rather based on over appearance. This will be my first rifle other than my old Remington targetmaster .22 . So should I be worried and believe all this talk about anything past 7.53 as over priced shoot out shit or relax and wait for my Swiss steel?
Did I buy a over priced turd based on bore size? And if I should believe all the talk on rifles with a larger bore than 7.53 being "shoot out" or not being as accurate. Sorry about the poor to no syntax
>all this talk about anything past 7.53 as over priced shoot out shit or relax and wait for my Swiss steel?
That's horse shit.
7.5x55 ammo is actually 7.77mm wide, so it'll still have to get squeezed through the bore and it'll be nice and accurate.
Relax and await your glorious Swiss steel.
One piece cleaning rods are nice because there are no seams to possibly scratch up your bore, but they're a tad expensive.
I'd say just go to a gun store and pick up an average cleaning kit, and add in a one piece rod if you think you need it.
I use a three piece and it works just find for me.
Oh, your barrel with be FULL of glorious swiss grease when you get your rifle. So run a patch through to push all that grease into a trash can. Then repeat with clean patches a few more times, then clean with solvent, then run a patch with a bit of oil on it.
I just bought a walnut stock one from AIM Surplus with the hand pick option. I'll make a thread and post pictures on how the experience went and if the hand pick was worth it. Btw the price seems right OP, is it beech or walnut?