I went to the gunshow in Jackson, Mississippi today not intending to buy anything - in fact I was there to sell a couple of spare guns that I had. One of them was a refurb Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine. As I was waiting in line for the doors to open, the man in line behind me asked if he could see the M44. After looking at it for a moment, he asked if I would be interested in an even trade for his K31. I don't know much about the K31, but I did recognize what it was, and that they were highly thought of on the forum. I made the trade, and quickly realized I must have made a good deal as dealer after dealer asked if I wanted to sell it. The stock is a little beat up, but the metal is in very nice shape, the rifling looks good, and all the serial numbers that I could find match. I did some research on the web, and from the serial number it seems my rifle was made in 1952. Here are a few pictures of my K31 - so, how did I do?