I got a response on my 1945 model. Essentially, the soldier told me to go to hell and don't bother him.45B20 said:Nice article that would get a guy to buy a K31 now while they are cheap! The machinework quality on these is unreal and the bores are in great condition.The owners tag under the buttplate is a interesting bit of history. How many surplus guns can you own that you have any idea who it was issued to. I have heard of a few guys getting answers from the original soldier. One guy after several letters back & forth received the soldiers shooting record book and shooting medals. What a piece of history that makes.
Two of four K31's had tags.