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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ken1okie, Nov 29, 2012.

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  1. ken1okie

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    Crown or Up Grade????
     
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    Great Upgrade...any pictures of safety area ?? any Signature ?? Factory Crowns were Done by Just a Few..and Signed their Work. JMO.

    Not an Expert...ONLY a FAN..for Many Years. Bart
     
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    Very nice for straight answer contact KI in Ottsville ,PA
     
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    I'm certainly not an "expert," but that is more ornate than any factory crown I've seen.
     
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    It's on the auction on Sat.
     
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    It's got a few issues....maybe a nice fixer upper!!!!!! :)
     
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    barrelbulge .. which auction site ... thanks
     
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    Sorry Don, I hope to buy it.
     
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    They will be if I can get it at the right price.
     
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    they have tried to sell that gun multiple times on multiple sites at double what it is worth probably

    It is at auction over the weekend at Rock Island Auction

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    Upgrade. Every factory Crown 32 I've ever seen had a gold plated trigger and barrel selecter. You can call KI, but by the time they have an answer, it will be time to plow for your Spring garden....

    Mike
     
  12. Bob Hawkes

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    Hope you get it Bulger, very pretty gun.
     
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    Rene Delcour and Phillipe Grifnee are no slouches in the engraving world.
    Both have worked for the high dollar English firms....I just raised my bid...:)heh heh heh! As Gene said....I doubt it will sell.
     
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    Looks like a Super Crown, maybe upgraded over that. They did not

    have gold trigger, but Crowns did.
     
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    Dr. K knows more about K-32's than anybody alive. Email him and find out the truth.
     
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    "Looks like a Super Crown, maybe upgraded over that. They did not have gold trigger but Crown did."

    Gee, that's strange. I have a factory documented Super Crown, one owner, #5030, low mileage original. It has a gold trigger and barrel selector. Have a friend in South Florida with a factory documented Super Crown. Also has a gold trigger and barrel selector.

    Mike
     
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    The picture I have of Hal DuPont holding a Crown Grade, circa 1968 or so, shows on the backside of this brochure page, pics of std,San Remo,Monte Carlo, Crown and Super crown. Only the crown in this factory brochure page is shown with the gold trigger. I don't doubt that they would have provided the gold trigger if asked. After all, this gun was priced at $2950, with another $50 for 32" bbls.
    The std was $595,SR $995,MC $2650, Crown was $2750
     
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    Pre-production gun in the brochure, Joe.

    Going back to this gun..... look at the photos closely and you can see where the barrel shoulders have been built up with weld and cold blued. They did not even bother to properly reblue the barrels.

    I have seen this gun in other auctions. I think the first one was Little John's. If I recall correctly, it came from the Bob Petersen collection. It is a very early gun. Not the most desireable serial number range.

    Mike
     
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    Good Call on Barrel ...Sure thats Not the Barrel from Original Order ... Would of Been Engraved along Edge to Match side of Top Latch...
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    Here is the auction info. There were a total of 5 K shotguns on the auction block. 2 San Remos, one had a 3 digit serial and one in the 6800 range, 2 Crowns??? and one standard 32. Bulge.

    This shotgun features dual bead sights on a matte vent rib,
    2 3/4 inch marked chambers, chokes marked "F" for full and "M" for modified, and is equipped with screw-in chokes and ejectors.
    The blued action has full coverage scroll engraving with gold inlaid accents and two gold inlaid eagles on each side, as well as a gold inlaid crown and "KRIEGHOFF/MODEL 32" on the bottom.
    The trigger guard is inscribed "J/P/A" in gold, the break lever has a gold inlaid crown and the top of the frame has a gold inlaid "1".
    The same engraving pattern extends to the forearm knuckle and grip cap with gold inlaid accents.
    Next to the trigger on the right side is signed "R. DELCOUR PH. GRIENEE". The upper right side of the barrel is marked "MADE FOR EUPORA CORPORATION MIAMI FLORIDA" and the left side is marked "H KRIEGHOFF K.G. ULM GERMANY/MODEL 32- 12GA/BOHLER - LAUFSTAHL". Tang mounted safety with gold "S".
    Mounted with a nicely figured, finely checkered walnut forearm and pistol grip stock with an adjustable comb and a vented Pachmayr White Line recoil pad.
    The length of pull is 14 inches.

    BBL: 28 inch vent rib

    Stock: walnut

    Gauge: 12

    Finish: blue

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    Serial Number: 2933

    Condition: Excellent. The shotgun retains 95% original blue finish with some minor wear under the forearm from normal usage and a small amount of finish loss on the upper tang. All of the gold inlay remains. The wood is also excellent showing a few minor dents and handling marks, with sharp checkering. All markings and engraving are crisp and clear. Mechanically excellent.
     
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