SOLD FOR: $3,425.00
Serial Number: 5735
Year of Manufacture: 1970
Gauge: 12 Gauge 70mm Chamber (2 ¾”)
Action Type: Over Under Single Selective Trigger
Markings: The underside of the receiver is marked “KRIEGHOFF / MODEL 32”. The lip of the receiver is marked with the serial number “5735”. The forend hardware is numbered “5735”. The forend wood is marked “SILE”. The left side of the top barrel is marked “H. KRIEGHOFF OHG ULM GERMANY / MODEL 32-12 GA. / BOHLER – LAUFSTAHL”. The right side of the top barrel is marked “MADE FOR EUROPA CORPORATION MIAMI FLORIDA”. The left side of the top barrel is marked “04R / 12/70” and near the chamber on the left side is “F”. The left side of the bottom barrel is marked “Eu3R / 12/70”. The left side of the bottom barrel is marked “IM”
Barrel Length: 32”
Choke: The Top Barrel is roughly .703” and the bottom barrel is roughly .709”
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a bead at the muzzle and another mid bead on a ventilated rib.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered wood with a deep red color. The buttpad is deteriorated and hard. This is something that could be replaced. The checkering is still factory sharp. There are a few minor nicks and dings to the stock. The overall fit and finish of the stock is Excellent if you overlooked the aged buttpad. The spacer at the buttpad is not the best fit to the stock. The LOP measures 13.75” from the front of the trigger to the back of the Buttpad. The Drop at Comb is roughly 1 3/8” and the Drop at Heel is roughly 2 1/4”. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows light operational wear to the parts from normal operation, assembly and disassembly. There is some light surface frosting on the underside of the bottom barrel just in front of the forend. There is another small patch of erosion on the lower right side of the receiver near the trigger guard, please see the pictures of the right side and the underside to get a good idea. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions Correctly. 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 Kreighoff 32 needs no introduction…. It is the Rolex or Rolls-Royce of the shooting world. It is the gun that just about every shooter wants to add to the safe or arsenal for the range. The gun can literally take thousands of rounds. Serious shooters trust these guns to take the abuse of serious competition. The buttpad is hard, but an easily replaced part. This shotgun still retains a lot of the original finish. If I was a bidder on this gun the flaws are easily overlooked and an aftermarket buttpad easy to source and install.