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Krieghoff ks5 special how old?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by JED618, Dec 7, 2012.

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  1. JED618

    JED618 TS Member

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    I bought a nice krieghoff ks5 special about two months ago, wondering about what year it was manufactured? I am not at home to check entire serial number but it is -165xx. I looked all over Internet and do not see a chart anywhere. Love the gun so far!
    Thanks
     
  2. 12ShotTwo

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    I love mine as well. I called Krieghoff and asked, they told me where it was manufactured and what year. Joe
     
  3. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    I can get you this close - if the receiver has flat sides, it was made prior to 1994 as that is when the current scalloped sides began. As Joe said, calling Krieghoff International in Ottsville will get you the detailed info.

    Ed
     
  4. Trussman2

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    Try this....


    GERMAN MODERN DATE
    CODES
    Determining the year of manufacture for modern
    German arms is much simpler. The two letter code is
    found as part of or near the proof marks and can be
    interpreted using the following chart.


    A B C D E F G H I K

    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

    Examples


    Code Date


    KK 99 or 1999


    IF 85 or 1985


    I found the letters "KD" on the bottom lug where the barrel hinges, making it a 93 model, serial #164**
     
  5. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    Mine is KW. Hmmmmm. Would this mean 2000 something. Like 2001.
     
  6. tim65

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    Mine is also KW?
     
  7. Trussman2

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    I also have a KW on the left side of the barrel, just below the rib, that is not the date code. The "KD" is on the bottom lug below the hinge point of the barrel.
     
  8. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    My KW, along with 18.6 mm and an emblem, or something is in front of the lug, on the bottom of the barrel, before the forearm lug. The lug below the hinge point has a crown emblem, what looks like the number 197, and another emblem on it. The other section below the ejector, has the serial number and 12/70 on it. Between these two sections it has Made in W.Germany. Still do not see any other lettering, any where on the barrel.
     
  9. tim65

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    Mine is like Stl Flyn. The number 197 that is on his is 797 on mine.
     
  10. JED618

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    I made original posting, took advise and called Ottsville today 16xxxx serial number made in 1993 - a little surprised it is that old.
     
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