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  • What is the ring on a Swiss k31 near the bolt?

    Posted by Logan on November 13, 2021 at 5:15 am

    I’m by no means a gun expert or am I looking to get one (live in the UK), it just interested me and decided to ask

    I was looking at the Swiss K31 and noticed the circle at the back near the bolt. Originally I thought it was the bolt but then watched a video and saw it wasn’t so what does it actually do?

    Logan replied 10 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • BigHossFromPawnStars

    November 13, 2021 at 5:15 am

    Like someone said you can recock the rifle but it’s primary function is a Safety. You can pull it back and give it a turn, and it puts the weapon on safe.

  • rgm23

    November 13, 2021 at 5:15 am

    That’s for you to clip your keys to

  • VegasOldPerv

    November 13, 2021 at 5:15 am

    Back in 1933 Johann Adolf Furrer-Kägi working for Waffenfabrik Bern was tasked with designing a new rifle. Since he also loved the song *Single Ladies* by Beyoncé, the lyrics “If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it” were stuck in his head. So he did what any level headed arms designer who loves pop music would do, he put a ring on it.

  • bokitothegreat

    November 13, 2021 at 5:15 am

    It is the back of the firing pin and it has a few different functions.

    Decocking when pulling the trigger and holding the ring.

    Bolt disassembly, put it in between the notches and take bolt apart.

    Safety, just put in second. notch.

    Recocking if cartridge doesn’t bang the first time.

    Chambering new cartridge with lower sound or lower effort, cock first and pull back bolt after cocking. Works also good during matches so the empty case doesn’t fly away.

  • SakanaToDoubutsu

    November 13, 2021 at 5:15 am

    It’s a recocker, if a cartridge fails to detonate you can pull the ring to recock the rifle and try to get it to detonate a second time. Early primers weren’t as reliable as modern ones so some failures to fire were to be expected. Eventually ammunition quality improved so in the rare event that a cartridge fails to detonate today, we just ejector it and try a new cartridge.

    Also the K31 is a fairly easy rifle to get ahold of in the UK.

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