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model 32 dates

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by skeeter1956, Mar 3, 2013.

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  1. skeeter1956

    skeeter1956 Member

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    hi guys , my mate is looking at a modek 32 krieghoff, s/n is 79## any ideas on date of manufacture? thanks from australia des
     
  2. dls guide

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    About 1974
     
  3. eightbore

    eightbore Well-Known Member

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    Date is probably on the bottom of the breech if it is the original barrel.
     
  4. Rebel Sympathy

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    Date on bottom of monoblock of original barrel. Ex: "673 = June 1973. That is the date barrels were proofed, not date gun was completed. I have a gun with proof dates of 1970 and original owner bought gun new in 1973. Have another dated 1976, but gun was bought new from du Pont in 2002. So, it is just an indication. Dieter Krieghoff says guns were USUALLY (not always) completed about 3 months after proof dates. However, this still does not indicate when gun was actually sold new. Not much help but I hope this helps to some degree.

    Mike
     
  5. g7777777

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    Why would anyone want to know when a gun was first sold? The question is always when was it made isnt it?

    When someone "claims" a gun is first sold is always suspect to me.

    Guns often go through product design and parts changes

    So I have seen people on here claim to have a 2000 krieghoff when in fact they have a 1979 krieghoff

    When this is pointed out they then "claim" it was first sold in 2000

    Gene
     
  6. Rebel Sympathy

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    I don't know why anyone would think sale date was important, Gene. Likewise, why would anyone think a whole bunch of 7's was clever? Mike
     
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