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Krieghoff work.... Where?/ Recoil Reduction

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Sam (ATA Noobie), Mar 10, 2008.

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  1. Sam (ATA Noobie)

    Sam (ATA Noobie) Member

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    This weekend my K-32 started double firing when firing top barrel first. It happened 3/3 times. Would like this fixed as a safety matter. Perhaps an annual service would fix this?

    Also, I bought a top single on here a while ago. It fits into the receiver, but the lever has to be held all the way back for it to be able to close, and the forearm will not fit.

    I'm located in Ames, IA just north of the Des Moines area. Are there any gunsmiths who do kreighoff work in the area? The only name I have is Pat's Gunsmithing, which I hear does decent work, in Wells,MN. I don't mind driving a few hours, as I'd rather not ship.

    On an unrelated note, I found out it's about time for me to get an adjustable pad plate, as I've begun to cant my gun pretty severely while shooting....skeet. Looking around, the install prices for a plate and a gracoil recoil reduction unti are nearly identical and I can get a new gracoil unit for $140. My question is, which system would you recommend? Which is the quietest? Is the moving comb a worthwhile feature of some of the other systems? All input is welcome.

    Thanks,

    Sam
     
  2. trpshtr2001

    trpshtr2001 TS Member

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    Ernest Marlette 339-761-0433 shop , or 336-456-1818 mobile. The best around when it come to K-guns
     
  3. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    I second Ernest..especially for K gun trigger work.
     
  4. buckwheat

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    Pat does a great job. I have had very good results with his Krieghoff work and am sending another one to him tomorrow.
    Dan King
     
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    OK, Gene

    Who is YOUR Krieghoff gunsmith?
     
  6. g7777777

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    My Krieghoff gunsmith is Pat in Wells Mn

    Norbert would obviously be capable of anything and is a good friend also

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  7. Sam (ATA Noobie)

    Sam (ATA Noobie) Member

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    Looks like I will be giving Pat's a call in the AM.

    My wallet is going to be hurting....bad.
     
  8. B.C.

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    Pat has had training in Ottsville PA FYI, hope this helps. B.C.
     
  9. Maner

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    Ernie Marlette is the only guy for Krieghoffs as far as I am concearned.
    Ship to a specialist. Have the barrel fitted also.Leave the recoil devices alone,if your stock fits well,then you will not need it.Shoot well.
    M. Maner
     
  10. Sam (ATA Noobie)

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    As much as I'd like to spend $100 to ship it back East, I asked for a local place because I will be shooting in the ACUI nationals here in a few weeks, as well as the ISU shoot just around the corner. I really can't afford the turnaround time it would take, as I need all the practice I can get.

    As far as the recoil device, the difference between a pad plate and the gracoil (w/ built in pad plate) is $100 and the install is the same...why not?
     
  11. Maner

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    The adjustable pads are thin and the recoil device are thick.
    It will shorten the stock.They chop up the stocks also. REsale on the gun may not be as good with recoil units. Just trying to help.
     
  12. Sam (ATA Noobie)

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    That's a good point. I think I'll just go ahead and get the plate. Worst case I can take it off and sell it and put the recoil device on, but not the other way around.

    My current recoil pad (Pachmyr 'white line pad') is pretty darn worn out which is most likely my main contributor to perceived recoil.

    I use my K-32 for trap, as well as sporting clays (I seem to shoot my 391 better at skeet). What pad do y'all recommend?

    Thanks again,

    Sam
     
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