1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

K80 San Remo / SO 5

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by cabman, Jul 20, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. cabman

    cabman TS Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Messages:
    75
    Between a K80 San Remo Pro Sporter 32" and an SO 5 32" which gun will be worth more after a year of shooting?

    Thanks for looking,

    cabman
     
  2. g7777777

    g7777777 TS Supporters TS Supporters

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,353
    The SO series guns have been up and down and down and up- no way to predict- if you buy when they are up in value and sell when they are down in value you wont be happy

    Engraved Krieghoffs tend to go up in value

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  3. cabman

    cabman TS Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Messages:
    75
    Gene

    Do you think a K80 Parcours ProSporter 32" would retain more value over an DT 10 EELL 32" after a year also?

    Cabman
     
  4. g7777777

    g7777777 TS Supporters TS Supporters

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,353
    I do think the Parcours is the one for future value- where the SO guns have a following the DT10s are just user guns--

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  5. esetter

    esetter Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,440
    I shoot Berettas and K80's and I think the SO series of guns have true class and will always go up in value. The Krieghoff guns are well made but have no "soul" and will hold their value but not appreciate. Just my thoughts.
     
  6. Sportshot

    Sportshot Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    532
    Location:
    ... somewhere out west, in the Rockies
    interesting comment esetter,....

    I have owned a Parcour's grade and it had doubling. I also had a chance to buy a left handed SO-5 from Larry Friedman once and opted to save $4000 and get the DT-10. I did not like many features about the DT, sold it and regretted missing the SO ever since,

    ps: ix-nay on the DT-10EELL, ugh!
     
  7. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,264
    Beretta SO5 and its not close.
     
  8. cabman

    cabman TS Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Messages:
    75
    Understood.

    What I am trying to determine is which gun retains value better. Seems like new SO5 @ $25,000 is discounted more than the std 6% discount on a comparably priced Kreighoff.

    Then after a year or so if they are resold they drop a bit more than the Kreighoff. The SO5 absolutely beautiful gun and I would love to own one. But is it better to buy new or find a lightly used one?
     
  9. ABH

    ABH Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2008
    Messages:
    528
    Location:
    Parsippany, NJ
    The SO is a far superior gun.
     
  10. eightbore

    eightbore Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    3,329
    Anyone the least bit concerned about value and depreciation would not buy either gun at new retail or anything near it.
     
  11. BAD 303

    BAD 303 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2006
    Messages:
    3,544
    The SO would be my choice hands down.
     
  12. billyboy07208

    billyboy07208 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    571
    ESETTER got it, the SO will always appeal to the well heeled,it was mentioned in Forbes top ten shotgun list,and Beretta name recognition.
    Kguns will always be specialist arms,most casual shooters never heard of them.
     
  13. cabman

    cabman TS Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Messages:
    75
    What dealer would you guy's recommend?
     
  14. BAD 303

    BAD 303 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2006
    Messages:
    3,544
    Esetter would be my dealer of choice.lol
     
  15. sernv99

    sernv99 Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Messages:
    1,671
    There was a guy on another gun board who scored a LNIB SO5 from Cabelas late last summer. He said the gun was hardly shot at all, checkering still rigid, and overall the gun seemed like it was brand new. 32" barrels. He negotiated and scored it for way less than what this gun sells for at dealers. Dealers are pushing these for around the $22 to $21k mark (those looking to deal and not sell it at MSRP), a little bit less if you go to a big shoot and have cash on hand and want to make a deal. From what he gathered by talking to dealers at the National Sporting Clays Championship last fall, Beretta is pushing the premium dealers hard to sell more higher grade guns.

    Look for a lightly used SO5 or higher grade K80 than buying new. There are deals out there. This guy got really lucky....
     
  16. shotgunner

    shotgunner Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    397
    Location:
    Western NC
    I have a 5 year old SO-5 that has about 3000 shells through it and is in 98% shape. I cant shoot a pull trigger any more and will sell it for $13,000. I am the original owner. The gun is 29.5 " barrels with mobil chokes and is all original. I have included an old photo I have and will try to get some new ones on when I get back this weekend.

    Joe
    [​IMG]
     
  17. esetter

    esetter Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,440
    There are several really good guys out there. I have bought from Larry Friedman and he is a straight shooter. Larry has several right now with the stocks fitted but not cut out for dimensions so you could have them done to the dimensions you want. Also, check with Cole's they may be able to put you on to a gun. They are great people to work with.

    I always say the SO guns are like a Ferrari and the K guns are like a Mercedes Benz, both great cars, one just much faster and more flashy.

    Dawson Enterprises has a nice looking SO5 for sale right now at a reasonable price. I have bought from them and they seem very nice.
     
  18. cabman

    cabman TS Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Messages:
    75
    Thanks esetter.

    I looked at what i thought was Dawsons website and didn't see an SO for Sale. I don't know Larry Friedman but if you could give me some contact information I would certainly appreciate it. I m going to buy an SO but want a fair price since I only am willing to pay fair market and still have trepidation about the resale of the gun.

    It has been pointed out by some that cost should not be a consideration at this price point. I find those comments reckless. Why should I pay more than something is worth?

    It's like the time I pulled into Walmart and there was a nice looking Rolls Royce in the parking lot. I commented to my wife..."why would they be shopping here??" She explained to me the that was perhaps how the could afford the Rolls Royce.

    best regards.

    cabman
     
  19. BAD 303

    BAD 303 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2006
    Messages:
    3,544
    You are thinking right cabman. In fact if you are looking to buy an SO you are in the drivers seat as far as price goes. Right now guys love to get rid of the high dollar guns. Look for a bargain and you will find one. Larry Friedman is located in Gaithersburg Md. and he goes by LBF Enterprises or something like that. His initials are LBF Larry B. Friedman.
     
  20. kraiza

    kraiza Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    1,492
    My vote would be the Beretta SO5. I have a DT10L not the same gun but one good shooter.
    John
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Search tags for this page

larry freedman guns

,

so5 or k80