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Kreighoff KS-5

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by bsekf, Sep 25, 2007.

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  1. bsekf

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    I am looking at a used Krieghoff KS-5 that has a release trigger and 2 barrel hangers, #1 and #6.

    That do I have to do to change back to a pull trigger? and how much should it cost?

    Which hanger will raise the POI?

    Can I use the "forend off shake test " to check on face?

    Anything else I should check?

    What should the price range be?

    Thanks,

    Bill
     
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  3. AveragEd

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    1)Changing from release to pull is a matter of removing the release hook from the gun's action, which is not a horribly challenging job. The trigger may need adjusting afterwards, and that is always best performed by a gunsmith unless you know what you're doing witha a gun's lockwork.

    2)The lower the hanger number, the higher the gun will shoot. Hangers range from #0 to #9.

    3)If you mean checking the action for excessive looseness, I suppose that would tell you something, but KS/KX-5s have tension placed on the nose of the receiver and the forend latch metal by the forend iron, so it may not be a conclusive test.

    3)Is the top lever slightly to the right of center when the action is closed? Is the rib straight and not bent? Has the barrel been checked with a bore micrometer to see if the bore and choke are unaltered? (Krieghoff fixed chokes are marked on the barrel with an alpha-numeric code - "K3" is I/M, "K4" is Full - and the bore diameter should be no larger than .730".)

    4)That depends upon the gun's condition and you should refer to a good gun value guide.

    Those guns are all but unbreakable and will give you many years of good service if cared for properly.

    Ed
     
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