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New 2 piece K80 firing pins

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by fly, Jan 6, 2013.

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  1. fly

    fly Active Member

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    Has anyone had the update done to their K80? This fix will allow one to shoot program shells that have damaged the pins due to puncturing of the primer. (Kemen-Gun Club etc.)Sending mine to Krieghoff Monday and just curious.
     
  2. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    Can you shoot Cheddites? I don't but a friend's gun pierces them at a high rate.
     
  3. fly

    fly Active Member

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    that's what mess up the firing pins. This new fix stops the piercing.
     
  4. B.C.

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    K80's Have had two piece firing pins for years. Are you speaking about a newer style ? B.C.
     
  5. fly

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    i spoke with their service department last week on updating my K80 to allow shooting all types of shells. He referenced a 2 piece firing pin that is updated to solve the earlier referenced issues. It is 1/2 mm shorter than what is currently in my gun. I didn't know their pins were of the 2 pc design prior.
     
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    The model 32 I had had 2 piece pins, I think that has been the std krieghoff design for decades.
     
  7. krieghoff80

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    I had them changed at San Antonio in oct..... 1st,3rd,and 4th.....punched through .....called them up and told them it diid'nt work......they know they have a problem.....the pins are too small in diameter ....the other problem are the makers of the primers .....they are trying to cut cost....as a result the materials being used are thinner.....I just use rem. or win. When I shoot the k-80s
    My seitz and lujtic ars don't puncture because of the large diameter pins....good luck, but don't expect much! I do hope it will work for you though....
     
  8. DIXIE SPECIAL 25

    DIXIE SPECIAL 25 Lifes too short not to shoot a K-80... TS Supporters

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    Use better quality components or ammo..problem solved.
     
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    53 years (1959) of manufacturing Krieghoffs; all of a sudden, the firing pins are too small. Amazing.

    Mike
     
  10. Dr.Longshot

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    K-80s SOP don't expect a fix soon.

    Gary
     
  11. fly

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    The problem is finding AA-GM or STS at the sporting shoots. They all carry the program shells with hard primers.
     
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    That's a great tip, however i don't reload the 12 gauge, i shoot new shells, and all but the Premium ones listed above have hard primers.
     
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