View Full Version : K-80 age
February 25, 2001, 09:12 AM
I am looking at buying a used K-80. How do you tell how old it is by the serial #. Also at what serial #s were the varios upgrades made. Any advice greatly appreciated! I will be using it mostly for skeet, but also for some trap and sporting clays and know I want choke tubes and sub gauge tubes as well.
February 25, 2001, 10:49 AM
TKL AH finally a subject dear to my heart...ahem...
Bookmark this site. It is Alan Rhones site from Great Britain. Alan sells K guns in GB and is the most knowledgeable person on the net about the guns.
If you go to the "Ask Alan" link you will be taket to his Q & A section. He recently answered a similar question about K80s. He seems to have no problem helping us yanks even though he obviously makes nothing from his efforts. He is one of the good guys, as I am sure you will see.
From my own limited knowledge the major change to the K80 was around serial #21500 when they went to using hardened hammers and coil springs. Older K80s and K32s used leaf springs to operate the sears.
I have had excellent service from Chris Maest of Clay Target Sports in NJ. He is a service center/ dealer for Krieghoff and was Krieghoffs Service manager for many years.
Lastly, if all else fails call Krieghoff USA directly.
Or check out the factory website
More info then you will ever want to know:)
Great choice in guns, by the way!
February 25, 2001, 11:16 AM
Ditto to all that Geoff said.
As the owner of an older Model 32, let me say some good things about Krieghoff service. I bought mine well used a few years ago then proceeded to use it heavily on the trap fields.
When it began showing some age -- misfiring due to headspace. Krieghoff took the gun back, reset the barrels, replaced the springs and internals, reblued the barrels and did some other minor things all for a suprisingly reasonable price given the amount of work required. They handled the point to point shipping and all within the specified time period.
You can't go wrong buying a Krieghoff even the old ones and even if you aren't the original owner.
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