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I have been offered a K31 at a very reasonable price but the bore measures 7.60mm. Is this too much wear? The rifle is otherwise in good condition.
 

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The given calibre for the ammunition being 7.5x55mm, and I have seen bores measured from 7.51mm (as new) up to this 7.60mm, so I assume it is worn by nearly 0.1mm. The 7.60 is 1/3 the price of the 7.51 and my pocket is very shallow as a pensioner so cheaper is good if it will cope. Match competition shooters will want the best but I am satisfied if it will be good enough not to embarrass me in public.
 

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Bienvenu. Are you measuring the bore from land to land, or groove to groove? Also, will you reload? For reloading, there is no probem because the bullets commonly available are 7.62 mm/.308".
 

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The given calibre for the ammunition being 7.5x55mm, and I have seen bores measured from 7.51mm (as new) up to this 7.60mm, so I assume it is worn by nearly 0.1mm. The 7.60 is 1/3 the price of the 7.51 and my pocket is very shallow as a pensioner so cheaper is good if it will cope. Match competition shooters will want the best but I am satisfied if it will be good enough not to embarrass me in public.
After doing some research, I realized I was mistaken. I got my terminology mixed up. Apparently the nominal bore diameter for a K31 is .297-.298", so 7.60 mm would be a little above that. The groove dia. would be about .307" Which would still be a good if used with the right bullets. If the throat is not too worn, it should still be a good shooter.
 

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West Central France. There are 3 ranges and clubs within easy reach. Ammunition is readily available and a K31 only needs to be registered (Categorie C). This is the one thing against it as I have been sticking to Categorie D weapons that need no paperwork (Snider and Martini Henry) as long as you are an adult and a club member.

Remember, Paris is not France!
 

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West Central France. There are 3 ranges and clubs within easy reach. Ammunition is readily available and a K31 only needs to be registered (Categorie C). This is the one thing against it as I have been sticking to Categorie D weapons that need no paperwork (Snider and Martini Henry) as long as you are an adult and a club member.

Remember, Paris is not France!
Yeah if you are reloading you should have no problem.
Are you near Angers perhaps? When I was an exchange student in Germany in high school I went on a few day exchange trip to Mûrs-Erigné, a small town near Angers since the German town I lived in was a sister city of Mûrs-Erigné and they did pretty regular exchanges every couple years. I loved it. Always a pleasure traveling to France-good food, nice people, beautiful landscape and amazing history! Oh, and I have met a number of gun people in France-they are always really fun to talk to (in my limited knowledge of French lol, then it usually switches to English or German, if possible).

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Andy
 
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