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K80 information

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Juantoomany, Jul 29, 2011.

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  1. Juantoomany

    Juantoomany Member

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    Looking for a bit of information on K 80's. I want to create a doubles gun and I'm leaning toward the K80. I have found an older receiver 1988-1989..Is there any reason this would not be a bad investment if the price is right and has been well treated?

    I have seen a serial number starting with 100XXX. I can't seem to find data that leads me to a production date. Anyone have any ideas?

    thanks

    Dave
     
  2. Jimmyc

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    Dave,
    There have been some upgrades made on the guns 21000 or so. The trigger springs and hammers may not be the current design.
    Jimmy
     
  3. Juantoomany

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    thanks for the info

    dave
     
  4. g7777777

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    It could be a good investment- the receivers are the same and minor upgrades have been made- minor and they might not even matter to you

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  5. DB Bill

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    The triggers on 60 year-old Krieghoff Model 32's are holding up pretty well.

    People are still shooting the original trigger's in 80-year old Model 12's.

    People are still shooting the same trigger's in BT-99's that cost $350 when they were new in the early 70's.

    People are still shooting the same trigger's that came with their Perazzi MX-8's and MIrages in the early '70's --- they do change a spring once in awhile.

    There isn't a single trigger design out there that probably couldn't be "improved" -- don't turn down a K-80 receiver in good conditon just because it has an earlier version of the current trigger. Any money you put into it if a spring should happen to break is peanuts.

    I personally like the older receiver's with the K-80 logo on the sides over the current cheesy-looking scroll --- if it hasn't been abused.

    And before you ask about barrels where there is a screw holding the ejector into place --- it works just as well as the one without the screw.

    Trapshooter's will look for any excuse, valid or not, to beat down the price of a gun!
     
  6. mallard2

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    I shoot a 1982 K80 and it works like a dream, and has done for years!

    If you can find K-32 barrels for your doubles gun, they work great - some say better than factory k-80 barrels. I have always used k-32 barrels with good success.
     
  7. Jimmyc

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    For the record... I agree the upgrades are not necessarilly better. Just pointed it out.
    Jimmy
     
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    If you are afraid of picking it up at a good price let me know where it is and i'll buy it. Bulge.
     
  9. JLSO5

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    I think you have one too many X's on that serial number or it was made in 2010? My last 32 was 1055X and that was early 80's.
     
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    I think you have one too many X's on that serial number or it was made in 2010?
     
  11. JLSO5

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    I think you have one too many X's on that serial number or it was made in 2010?
     
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