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LOT 1586
Ralph Salzmann Signed Factory
Engraved Krieghoff K-20 Over/Under Shotgun Two
Barrel Set with Case - Serial no.
060595, 20 gauge, 30 inch vent rib bbl., blue/coin finish,
walnut stock. Blued Bohler Laufstahl barrels with dual bead
sights on the matted vent rib, 2005 dated German proof
marks, interchangeable choke tubes (3/2 installed), and 3
inch chambers with automatic ejectors. The bright nickel
finished action displays factory “Uplander” pattern engraving
consisting of beautifully executed floral scroll engraving
around a central game scene of a grouse on the left and
woodcock on the right. The scroll extends to the triggerguard, top latch, toplever, and upper tang. The work is singed “SALZMANN” on the right side of the trigger for engraver Ralph Salzmann. The gun features a single selective adjustable trigger and a tang mounted manual safety switch. Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered Schnabel tip forend with scroll engraved fittings and pistol grip stock with JS Air Cushion recoil reducer. Includes a factory aluminum takedown case and an extra 29 3/4 inch set of 28 gauge barrels with 3 inch chambers, and choke tube system (1/2 installed). Barrel and stock measurements (U/O): bore diameter nine inches from the breech proofed at 15.7mm (.618 inches) and measured .618/.618 inches; minimum wall thickness .042/.052 inches; 1 13/16 inch drop at comb; 2 3/4 inch drop at heel; 14 13/16 inch length of pull; weight 8 lbs. 1oz.
CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 99% plus original blue and coin finishes with limited handling marks and crisp engraving. The stock is very fine with some scattered light handling marks and small crazing marks in the finish on the bottom of the buttstock behind the grip. Mechanically excellent. Case is excellent. Second barrel set is excellent with minimal handling marks.
Estimate: 11,000 - 15,000

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