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K80 Gold Super Scroll Question?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by JimmyP, May 16, 2007.

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  1. JimmyP

    JimmyP TS Member

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    I am thinking about buying a K80 Gold Super Scroll Trap Special. but have a few questions. How delicate is the finish? Is it a nitride finish or a nickle finish? Does sweat affect it adversely? Is the scroll work easy to mess up with normal hand contact while shooting? I rub the blue off my guns under the receiver from holding the gun while I reload. I love the way the gun looks but I don't want to invest that much money if I am going to screw it up. Those guns deserve better than that. Thanks for any help.

    Jimmy
     
  2. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    If it is the standard Krieghoff finish, it is extremely durable. About all that ever happens to it from handling is it gets glossy or chrome-like in appearance. The brushed or matte look can be restored with 0000 steel wool, according to Krieghoff.

    Now, if it has the optional "coin" finish, you might have a problem. "Coin" is actually not a finish per se - it is bare metal and will develop corrosion fairly quickly from the salts and acids in your perspiration. Coin looks like a million bucks when new but can deteriorate to looking like 47 cents if you aren't careful with it.

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  3. JimmyP

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    Thanks Ed and Ray. I will have to find out if it is coin or standard finish. I sweat profusely in the summer so coin sure won't work, but this has to be the prettiest gun there is in my opinion. Thanks again

    Jimmy
     
  4. Sixshooter

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    I had a coin finish Super Scroll Gold and shot it for many years. I found it to be a little more likely to rust then bluing. It was easy to clean up though if the rust wasn't allowed to stay very long. I used a soft bronze brush on a moto tool. I would however, buy only the nitride finish if I were to get another. It looks nearly the same and is as durable as nickel.

    I traded mine last year at the Grand and wish I hadn't, I still think it was the prettiest Krieghoff I ever owned.
     
  5. Don Rackley

    Don Rackley Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Jimmy,

    I think that is the best engraving on a K80. By the way, you need to buy that gun so it stops calling me LOL!

    Don
     
  6. JimmyP

    JimmyP TS Member

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    Don, If I buy that gun I may need a place to live. LOL That is a beautiful gun though, I just don't know if I need one that fancy.

    Jimmy
     
  7. Shooting Coach

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    I have had a Gold Super Scroll Coin for 13 years. I bought it from Jon Kruger. The gun has several hundred thousand rounds through it. I recently put a Grade III stock on it. The receiver and forend iron are about 98%+. With reasonable care and service, the coin finish will last a long time. BTW, it has only had routine annual services by Krieghoff Intl' and NO parts replacement other than springs and firing pins.

    OTOH, if one invests in a high grade firearm and treats it like a farm implement, then, like anything else, the finish and value will deteriorate.
     
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