SOLD FOR: $9,520

Krieghoff Classic “Big Five” Double Rifle .470 Nitro express 23 5/8″ Side by Side Double Rifle

Make: Krieghoff

Model: Classic “Big Five” Double Rifle

Serial Number: 060642

Year of Manufacture: 2006

Caliber: .470 Nitro express

Action Type: Side by Side Double Rifle with Dual Triggers with extractor

Barrel Length: 23 5/8″, 60 Centimeters

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade that is inline dovetailed and pinned to a ramped base. The rear sight is a shallow “V” notch with a white line aiming reference. The rear sight is dovetailed into a quarter rib and has a set screw.

Weight: 10 lb 15 oz

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a pistol grip with a right side palm swell, cheekpiece, Schnabel tip semi-beavertail forend, and rubber buttpad. There are a few light marks from handling and storage. The checkering is strong. The LOP measures 14 1/2″ and 13 5/8″ from the fronts of the triggers to the back of the buttpad and 13 1/8″ and 14″ to the wood. The pad spacer is slightly proud in areas. The pad has light wear. The stocks rate in excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Nickel & Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bores are both bright with sharp rifling. There are traces of copper fouling on the lands. In the opinion of this writer, the bores rate 9 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are some scattered light handling marks. There are a few light marks on the crowns, more notable on the left bore. Some of the hard edges have faint finish wear, hardly noticeable. There are a few tiny freckles of discoloration on the “in the white” surfaces. There is operational wear. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine Plus condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a Krieghoff canvas soft case with leather fittings.

Our Assessment: H. Krieghoff GmbH – known worldwide as “Krieghoff” – began as a single vision to build the ideal hunting gun, a Drilling. Krieghoff’s evolution from its 1886 founding as Sempert and Krieghoff to one of the top manufacturers of fine hunting and sporting arms currently spans five generations, each with an innovative eye to the future. Reflecting its roots, Krieghoff continues to build and offer hunting arms, such as drillings, rifles including double rifles and shotguns including a bespoke line of true sidelock arms. With their pure elegance, first-class craftsmanship and proven technology, these masterpieces of the art of gunmaking fall into the same category as the highly coveted “best” English or Italian guns.This one of their bespoke rifles, the Classic “Big Five” Double Rifle. Nothing epitomizes the skills and experience needed for a successful hunt like taking game with a classic double rifle. Prized by dangerous game hunters for years, the classic double rifle provides the security and reliability when each shot really counts. The Krieghoff Classic “Big Five” Double Rifle combines the heritage of the traditional side-by-side and the sophistication of the most modern design and manufacturing technology. Krieghoff’s master gunmakers combined both traditional wisdom and innovative ideas to build a rifle that provides the ultimate in safety and reliability and a wide range of features that ensure smooth, quick, and accurate shooting. In addition to the superb handling of the rifle, a most important feature is the manual cocking device, which is located on the top tang, in the position usually occupied by a conventional safety. It allows carrying the rifle fully loaded with the hammers uncocked – the safest position since there is no chance of an accidental discharge. Craig Boddington, an accomplished hunter and knowledgeable writer remarks: “After using it in the field, I am increasingly impressed with your cocking device versus a traditional safety. Great rifle, and of course it performed wonderfully.”This one has seen little use and looks absolutely beautiful. The bores in its nominal 24” barrel set are nice and the mechanics are Safari ready. If you have the stones to chase the African “Big Five” (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and African buffalo) then you are certainly ballsy enough to drop a bid! Please see our photos and good luck!