Krieghoff Model 32 12 GA 32″ Ported Topsingle 34″ Unsingle Trap Shotgun
SOLD FOR: $4500
Model: 32, Two Barrel Top-Single & Unsingle Set
Serial Number: 7219
Year of Manufacture: 1970s-1980s
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” Shells
Action Type: Top Lever, Break Action Shotgun with Single Selective Trigger and Ejector.
Markings: The left of the Topsingle barrel is marked “H. KRIEGHOFF OHG. ULM GERMANY / MODEL 32 – 12 GA. / BOHLER-LAUFSTAHL”, below the stock line there is an eagle over “N” proof, “e04”, “12/70” and inspection marks. The right of the barrel is marked “MADE FOR EUROPA CORPORATION MIAMI, FLORIDA”. The bottom flat of the portion of the right side barrel that extends over the frame is marked “1547”. The front of the faux-barrel is marked “1547”. The left of the top chamber is marked “F”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “7219”, and “KRIEGHOFF / ULM / IV”. The top of the forend iron is marked “7219”. The bottom of the receiver is marked “KRIEGHOFF / MODEL 32”, the left shoulder is marked “7219” and with an eagle over “N” proof. The receiver has scroll engraving. The barrel latch has scroll engraving and a gold clay that has been shot.
The left of the Unsingle barrel is marked “KRIEGHOFF IIIT OTTSVILLE PA / BOHLER LAUFSTAHL” and has a series of proofs and “12/70”. The left side of the chamber is marked “2 3/4″”. The top of the faux-barrel is marked with a two-line warning. The bottom flat of the portion of the right side barrel that extends over the frame is marked “1041”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “WILKINSON”, with proofs, “MADE IN GERMANY / KRIEGHOFF / ULM”.
Barrel Length: Topsingle: 32″ Ported Vent-Rib, Unsingle: 34″ Adjustable Vent-Rib.
Choke: Topsingle: Fixed Modified. Unsingle: This barrel is threaded for chokes and installed with an Improved Modified choke.
Sights / Optics: Both barrels have the same sighting configuration and have a white bead in a base at the muzzle with a smaller metal alignment bead.
Weight: 8 lb., 13 oz. The weight is the same with both barrels.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a finger groove schnabel forend, adjustable comb, palm swell pistol grip, and solid rubber buttpad. The trigger guard has a large gap to the inletting, we are not sure if the trigger guard is a replacement or if the wood is an upgrade. There are some scattered compressions and draglines. There are a few scattered marks through the finish, the most noticeable are on the top of the wrist to the left of the tang and on the left side of the forend towards the front. The checkering is strong with some light handling wear. There are no chips or cracks. The drop at the front of the comb is approximately 1 3/8? and drop at heel 2?. The LOP measures 14 1/8? from the front of the trigger to the back of the pad, 13? to the back of the wood. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original. The barrels are not original to the receiver.
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion, there are a few little marks in the top single. Both barrel sets rate in about 10 out of 10 in my opinion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 87% of its metal finish. There is finish loss on the receiver mostly on the bottom. There are a few little spots of pinprick erosion on the bottom of the receiver. There are some nicks and scratches on the bottom of the receiver. The trigger guard has a large gap to the inletting, we are not sure if the trigger guard or wood is aftermarket. There are some scattered little spots of discoloration and light surface oxidation on the receiver. The unsingle barrel has a scrape on the bottom that has removed a portion of surface metal. Both barrel sets have some scattered little nicks, scuffs, and a few spots of surface oxidation. There is standard operational wear. The screwheads are lightly worn. The pin heads are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in about Very Good-Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This shotgun has a release/pull trigger. The safety has been deactivated. 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: Included is a hard case.
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 one has two barrels and comes with a hard case. This should make a nice all-around sporting gun for the lucky winner. Please see our photos and good luck!
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