Sold For: $11,004.00
Make: H. Krieghoff
Model: K20 Gold Plantation Grade
Serial Number: 041321
Year of Manufacture: 2005
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” & 3″ Shells
Action Type: Over / Under, Top Break, Single Selective Trigger Boxlock Shotgun with Ejectors
Markings: The left of the upper barrel is marked with the two line warning and “15,7 MM 20/76 MAG / OW” and eagle over “N” proof, the left of the lower barrel is marked “OW / 15,7 MM 20/76 MAG”, the left of the barrel lug is marked for 3” shells, the underside of the lug is marked “MADE IN GERMANY / KRIEGHOFF / ULM”, with Ulm antler, date code and inspection mark. The right of the rib has an inspection mark. The forend bracket is marked with the serial number, found again on the upper left flat of the receiver. The receiver and forend bracket have absolutely stunning Badillini scroll, rosette and floriated engraving. The left of the receiver has a sculpted gold grouse, the right has a woodcock, the underside has “K20 / KRIEGHOFF / GERMANY” in shield, gold plated. The barrel selector is marked “T/B”, the installed recoil pad is marked “KICK-EEZ”, the extra pad is marked “OLD ENGLISH PACHMAYR”.
Barrel Length: The separated barrel set is 30″ in length with a wide, checkered and serrated ventilated rib.
Choke: The barrels are threaded for removable chokes, currently installed is a Skeet choke (0) and Improved Cylinder choke (1).
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a white bead in a black metal base that is screwed into the ventilated rib; the top of the rib has a smaller steel mid-rib bead.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are beautiful extra burl English walnut, the forend has a Schnabel forend tip, the butt stock has a flank checkered semi-pistol grip that has a right side palm swell; the butt stock has a slight cast-off profile at the heel, with a wider sweep to the right at the toe, for right handed shooters. The forend has a few scattered small dings, most going unnoticed until close inspection. The butt stock has faint marks, most do not register until hit by light in a particular way. The stocks have beautiful fit to their metal components, without cracks or notable damages. Drop at comb is 1 1/2”, drop at the comb before curving down is 2 1/8”, drop at heel is 2 5/8” at the recoil pad. The trigger is set on a sliding base, adjustable for about 3/8″ in either direction. The LOP currently measures 14 3/4” from the front of the gold plated trigger to the back of the black rubber recoil pad; the pad is set with a 1/4” stacked black spacer, a second Pachmayr pad is included, both items have light wear in Excellent condition, as not original to the shotgun. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: The barrels are blue, the forend bracket, receiver and its components have a satin nickel finish with beautiful engraving, the receiver has gold plated line bordering and gilded Krieghoff in shield on the underside, the flanks have sculpted gold inserts, the trigger is gold plated along with the barrel selector.
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The only marks to speak of are light rub spots on the top of the rib and rear of the rib before the receiver. The shotgun certainly does not look to have seen much handling or use, please see our pictures. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The shotgun has a single selective trigger, beautiful fit and finish and the action closes with a satisfying clunk. The shotgun weighs 7lbs 14oz as configured. 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: The shotgun comes with a Krieghoff K20 hard case with red velvet lininig on the inside, the interior has room for 2 barrel sets, though only 1 is provided. THe case has two locking clasps and a dial lock set at 000. The exterior of the case has minor marks from storage, the case is in Excellent condition. Also included are two chokes, a Krieghoff allen key for the butt plate, extra butt plate, owner’s manual, case instruction pamphlet, trigger lock, micro fiber cloth and a bag of small springs, detents and Allen wrenches, all in Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: Krieghoff is one of those companies that don’t need an introduction, especially once held in the hands and on observing the fit and finish of the wood and metal. This is a Model K20 Plantation Grade with stunning extra burl walnut stocks, Holland & Holland-type engraving and beautiful sculpted gold birds of flight on the receiver. Currently with a Skeet and Improved cylinder choke on the 30″ separated barrel set, this scatter gun should help your game at Sporting Clays and if Full chokes are obtained, it would do just as well for trap and upland game hunting. We have seen a few Krieghoff shotguns come through the shop, none of which had mechanical issues, none of which look quite as good as this one. Whoever paid for this setup knew how to make steel and wood conform to a larger right handed shooter. Please see our pictures and good luck.