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K 80 question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by gordy h, Apr 25, 2009.

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  1. gordy h

    gordy h Member

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    OK Guys fill me in, I have a chance to buy a K 80 Sporting combo made in 1980 with a 34'' unsingle and a 32 o/u what's the differance between a Sporting and a Trap?
    Is there a price differance? I want it to shoot trap,any help will be appreciated. I see some threads about blowing up any concerns? Thanks Butch H
     
  2. oleolliedawg

    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Krieghoff didn't make a Sporting Clays model in 1980. Than was a later addition to their lineup. This one probably had the wood changed years later. Sporting Clays stocks tend to be very low dimensionally and have a schnable forend-not the greatest combination for Trap. Also be aware the barrels likely have the old style, heavy flat ribs and no choke tubes.

    If the price is right you can always change the wood!!
     
  3. g7777777

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    No difference in the receiver

    barrels can be changed or sold and so can stocks

    Gene
     
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    Very few blow up. HMB
     
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    I know I'm scared to death every time I shoot my Trap Special it's going to blow up in my face.........NOT!!!!
     
  6. gordy h

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    Sorry guys it was made in 1988 not 80, there is 3 choke tubes for the unsingle but fixed in the o/u. $5500 to much?
     
  7. jsa3107

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    Are the serial numbers the same for all
    Or is it a made up combo?
    Also i assume it says k-80 on the side?
     
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    If it was made in 88 it won't say K-80 on the side.
    What kind of rib is on it? It probably is a step-tapered trap rib as I don't remember tapered flat being offered that early.
    I just paid $2500 for a like new 32" fixed choke SC barrel and was glad to find one.
     
  9. g7777777

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    It doesnt matter if the serial numbers match- old wives tale

    its a great price- if you dont want it= I will buy it

    just make sure both barrels are K80 barrels--

    Gene
     
  10. jsa3107

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    Well it would matter to me if all the parts matched..(serial number)
    IF IT IS A MADE UP SET IT MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA TO ASK WHO PUT IT TOGETEHR (if it is a made up set and it was done right it wont be a problem as far as shooting it)
    But then I always look at resale value (numbers matching brings faster sales and can bring more money)
    5500 isnt a bad price again it depends on what you have
    Whos chokes if ported whos porting...
    If I were buying it I would spend 225 and send it to Ottsville to have it checked out and the annual service done...
     
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