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   LOT 1580
Exceptional Factory Engraved and Gold Inlaid Krieghoff Crown Grade Model K-80 Over/Under Shotgun with Case - Serial no. 20626, 12 gauge, 32 inch vent rib bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. Dual bead sights
on the matted raised vent rib, standard
Krieghoff markings, 2000 dated German
proofs, 3 inch chambers with automatic ejectors, and interchangeable choke tubes (modified/full installed). The casehardened action displays beautifully cut floral scroll engraving with gold wire inlaid borders on either side as well as the tang, a gold inlaid coronet on
the top latch, and gold inlaid Krieghoff and model markings on the underside inside a shield. The gun features a single selective trigger and a tang mounted manual safety switch. Exhibition quality figured and contrasted multipoint checkered Turkish walnut Schnabel tip forend with casehardened and engraved fittings and pistol grip stock with right hand palm swell, adjustable comb, and black recoil pad. Included is a Negrini Royal Sporting Arms takedown case, and an extra improved modified choke tube. Barrel and stock measurements (U/O): bore diameter nine inches from the breech both proved at 18.6mm (.732 inches) and measured at .731/.731 inches; minimum wall thickness .045/.043 inches; 1 5/8 inch current drop at comb; 2 3/16 inch current drop at heel; 14 1/4 inch length of pull; cast-off; weight
8 lbs. 14 oz.
CONDITION: Excellent overall, retaining 98% plus original blue finish and 99% plus case colors with a few minor handling marks, and crisp engraving and stock checkering. Mechanically excellent. Case is excellent.
Estimate: 16,000 - 25,000

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