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Kreighoff Barrel Fitting

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by 3200, Jun 1, 2007.

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  1. 3200

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    As a general rule, how much fitting is needed to take a set of O/U barrels from a K80 or 32 and fit them to another K80 or 32? WHo might you suggest accomplish this work?
     
  2. Andy Ott

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    3200,I just had a bbl. fitted by Clay target sports in New Jersey and to do it rite it takes about a half hour,I would recomend them to anyone,they do great work.
     
  3. hmb

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    The general rule is that the barrel fit, fore end fit, and the top latch fit should be perfect, the odds are against this happenening unless the gun is fitted by an experienced gunsmith. HMB
     
  4. g7777777

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    good chance of needing no fitting unless parts have been worn out or abused in some way

    but some dont fit when new -- however they are always close

    the real danger is some local gunsmith previously screwed something up and took metal off where it shouldnt have been removed- it may never fit

    Try PAT ------ http://www.patsgunrepair.com/

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  5. bigbore613

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    One thing to add that I hope never happens to anybody but due to people trying barrels back and forth I have seen two different guys have to break forearms on their guns to get them off. A little explanation, on some swaps you can have the forend latch just barely clear and go on ,but not be able to get it back off. The one minute it takes to remove the two screws and take the wood off the forend iron will prevent having to break the forend to get it off because with the wood removed you can get to the back of the latch to assist in getting it back off. I know some guys will say they have done it a 1000 times and no trouble. I personally have swaped and fitted a boxcar load and only seen it happen twice but not to me. One guy was looking at some of my used barrels and asked to try one on his gun and I said let me take the wood off,he said it will be fine and before I could insist he put it on that was the second one and he had to use a chisel to break the forend . I just hope that it will save someone the learning experience. Jeff
     
  6. 3200

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    Can the barrels from a 32 be put on a K80 or vice verse?

    Additionally, I've seen several posts concerning Kreighoff 32 that indicate that the gu has had "K80 upgrades". Exactly what goes into the 32 to K80 upgrade?
     
  7. 3200

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    Bob, thanks for the insight. Very helpful. After handling both the 32 and K80 this weekend, the K80 has a better feel - handling. Must be the palm swell and/or 'beefier' stock. The 32 has a better feel at the wallet though 8>)

    Any idea what the K80 trigger guard goes for?
     
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