SOLD FOR: $2528.01
Serial Number: 4428
Year of Manufacture: 1969
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” Shells
Action Type: Top Lever, Break Action Double Barrel Shotgun with Single Selective Trigger and Ejectors
Markings: The left of the top barrel is marked “H. KRIEGHOFF OHG. ULM GERMANY / MODEL 32 – 12 GA. / BOHLER – LAUFSTAHL”, the left of each barrel has an eagle over “N” proof “12/70” and with inspection marks. The left of the top chamber is marked “F” and left of the bottom chamber is marked “IM”. The right of the top barrel is marked “MADE FOR EUROPA CORPORATION MIAMI FLORIDA”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “4428”, eagle over “N”, “369”, Ulm antler proof, “KRIEGHOFF / ULM / I”. The top of the forend iron is marked “4428”. The bottom of the receiver is marked “KRIEGHOFF / MODEL 32”, the left shoulder is marked “4428”, the right has an eagle over “N” proof, each side has scroll engraving. The rear of each ejector is marked “2 3/4”.
Barrel Length: 30”, Vent Rib
Choke: Full over Improved Modified, both fixed.
Sights / Optics: There is a white bead in a base at the front and a smaller silver-colored mid-bead. The top of the rib is finely serrated for glare reduction.
Weight: 8 lb., 3 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The installed stocks are two-piece skip-line checkered walnut with finger-grooved, reddish lacquer finish, finger groove forend, monte-carlo comb, and solid black rubber KickEez recoil pad. There is a repaired crack on the left side of the forend at the front along the top edge. There is a hairline crack on the top of the wrist at the tang. There are some scattered little compressions. There are a few little dings through the finish. There are some scattered light handling marks. The checkering is strong. The drop at the front of the comb is approximately 1 1/2?, at the rear of the comb 1 1/4″, and drop at heel 2 1/8?. The LOP measures 14? from the front of the trigger to the back of the pad, 13? to the back of the wood. Overall, the installed stocks are in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 90% of its metal finish. There are areas of thinning on the bottom of the receiver. There are some scattered little nicks and minor hairline scratches. There are some spots of dark discoloration from previous oxidation. There are some scattered light marks on the barrel set. There are a few little spots of oxidation on the barrel set. There are some spots of light wear on the rib. There is a patina on the trigger guard and it now appears plum. There are some scattered light handling marks. There is standard operational wear. The pin heads are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The safety has been deactivated. The action functions correctly. The barrels lock to the receiver with no play. The trigger is crisp. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: The Remington 32 was discontinued shortly after WWII and their patents on the design were not renewed. Henrich Krieghoff, having recently escaped Soviet-controlled East Germany had settled in Ulm and started making sporting arms. He was able to receive approval from Remington to utilize their design and the Krieghoff 32 was born! It would go on to be considered one of the finest sporting shotguns available, and with good reason. This example was produced in 1969 and has survived the decades exceptionally well with only some light cosmetic wear, the bores are bright and the mechanics and trigger pull are still competition ready. This should make a nice all-around sporting gun for the lucky winner. Please see our photos and good luck!