Sold For $7,026
Serial Number: 26243
Year of Manufacture: 1999
Gauge: 12 Gauge with Briley 20, 28 & 410 Sub-Gauge Tubes
Action Type: Over/Under Single Select Trigger
Markings: The left side of the top barrel is marked “READ INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE. IF NOT AVAILABLE CONTACT KRIEGHOFF / USE FACTORY LOADED AMMUNITION ONLY”, PROOFMARK, “186 mm MAG. 12/76” and “OS”. The left side of the bottom barrel is marked “KRIEGHOFF INT., OTTSVILLE PA / BOHLER-LAUFSTAHL”, “US”, proof mark, “18,6 mm MAG. 12/76”. The left side of the monobloc is marked 3” and S in line with each barrel. The bottom of the monobloc has a crown proof mark, “KI” and antler proof mark, above “MADE IN GERMANY / KRIEGHOFF / ULM”. The underside of the flange that mates with the top of the receiver’s right side is marked “9994”. The inside of the forearm hardware is marked “26243”. The top left edge of the receiver is marked “KRIEGHOFF INT., OTTSVILLE PA 26243” and the top right edge of the receiver is marked with a crown proof mark, “KI” and antler proof mark”. The underside of the receiver is marked “K-80 / KRIEGHOFF / Germany”.
Barrel Length: 28”
Choke: Both barrels are marked 18,6mm (.732”)
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with white Bradley bead front sight and steel mid-rib bead on a ventilated rib.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are walnut. The pistol grip and forearm are checkered. There is what we believe to be a JS Air-Cushion butt stock which allows for a good cheek weld as the forward portion of the stock telescopes into the rear portion which has the comb. There is some finish thinning, but it’s not though the stain. There are no chips, cracks or notable scratches. The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: The receiver is a satin gray nickel finish and the barrel are blue.
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There are some lengthwise marks visible in the sections of the barrel where the forcing cones were lengthened. These might clean up, or not, but there is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine to Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This shotgun has ejectors, mechanical triggers and the forcing cones have been lengthened. We have not fired this shotgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: An aluminum Americase is provided which has provisions for storing three tube sets in the cover and the shotgun broken down to stock, barrels and forearm in separate compartments in the bottom. The case has two key locking latches and one combination lock latch in the middle. No keys are provided. The case is in about Very Good overall condition. Also provided are Briley sub-gauge tube sets in 20 gauge, 28 gauge and .410 bore. All of the tubes have provisions for removable choke tubes and there is a choice between two sets of chokes for each tube, as well as the required choke tube wrenches. There is also a soft faced hammer and tube removal tool provided. The sub-gauge tubes are in Fine to Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: What can we say? This is a Krieghoff K-80, with an air-cushion stock and complete Briley tube set. It is crying out to be taken to the clay fields and put through a 500 round skeet tournament. The shotgun seems well-cared for, without even the typical rack-rash many competition guns seem to attract. About the worst thing that can be said about the whole outfit is it’s very heavy when it’s all in the Americase that is provided. This may well be the very skeet set-up you have always wanted; now more affordable because someone else bought it new and has already had all the trick work performed on it. Remember – Happiness is two at low eight!