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Price Opinion On K-80 Bavaria

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by HotRodA10, Nov 14, 2011.

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  1. HotRodA10

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    Hello everyone, I'm soliciting opinions on this gun and the price I can get it for. I think it is a good deal but I want to hear other opinions. The gun is an Krieghoff K-80, with upgraded early Bavaria grade factory engraving, and Bavaria wood with an adjustable comb. Gun has standard weight 28" ported skeet barrels with fixed skeet chokes, and has a matching carrier barrel with full set of Briley ultralight tubes in 20, 28 and 410 gauge, with fixed skeet chokes as well. The serial number for this gun is 12,2xx. All housed in an alumminum 2-barrel case. I know the early Bavaria grade came with a few different engraving patterns and I'm not sure which ones this gun has. I'll get that info later this afternoon.

    The gun is also comes with additional K-80 32" over & under Sporting Clays barrels with fixed modified over improved cylinder chokes, and also comes with a K-80 32" over single trap barrel with a fixed Lt. full choke.

    I have committed to buy this gun for $9,500 pending inspection and acceptance. Is this a good deal? Thanks.

    Rod

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  2. sptnclays

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    I would say its a very good deal!
     
  3. g7777777

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    Email me a picture of the engraving- (both sides- and top and bottom) and I will tell you what I think

    Also- put a magnet on the receiver and make sure it is a steel and not dural receiver (unless you want a dural receiver

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene

    PS- probably a good deal but need the above
     
  4. HotRodA10

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    Hello Gene, I don't have closeup pics of the receiver. The gentleman that is selling it for a widow whose husband passed away recently is going to call me with specifics on the receiver scenes this afternoon. This gun has been rarely shot as it was a bachup gun, and the guy evidently sent it to KI for an annual this past spring before he died and they told him it didn't need anything replaced because it wasn't worn but he had them do it anyway.

    I'm not familiar with a dural receiver; what is it? Thanks.

    Rod
     
  5. g7777777

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    its a lightweight aluminum-- just put a kitchen magnet on the side of the receiver-

    Something doesnt look right on the bottom of that receiver(from what I can see)- not enough coverage but it might be the picture

    Description isnt good enough- ask for better pictures of both sides of the and the top and bottom

    Gene
     
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    If you lose interest, would you pass along the contact name and phone number to me. It's a really good buy.

    Tom
     
  7. HotRodA10

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    The guy is going to take some closeup pics of the top, bottom, and both sides and get them to me tomorrow morning. He checked it with a magnet and it is definitely steel.

    Rod
     
  8. HotRodA10

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    More pics posted.

    Rod

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  9. g7777777

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    That is what I thought. It doesnt have as much coverage as a Bavaria.

    It is more like a Parcours (European pattern- rarely sold in the US)(not a Parcours Special

    I dont think it is worth it.

    Now if it is exactly the combination and stock you want it might be a "fair" price but dont plan on reselling it for anything close to this

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    Upgraded K80 with FOUR barrels & tubes and still not worth $9500?
     
  11. g7777777

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    Vpr- you must be looking at a different gun

    This gun has 2 28 inch barrels- one of which is not shootable and they are 28 inch

    Which gun are you looking at?

    Go buy this one if you think it is such a great deal. But dont ask for opinions- just do it on your own expertise.

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    <i>"The gun is also comes with additional K-80 32" over & under Sporting Clays barrels with fixed modified over improved cylinder chokes, and also comes with a K-80 32" over single trap barrel with a fixed Lt. full choke."</I>

    Gene, I did not say anything offensive to warrant such a response. I am waiting for your apology.
     
  13. HotRodA10

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    As I stated earlier, this is an eary Bavaria. I've looked at a few early Bavaria's, and the engraving style is the same only there were a few different game scene options in those early grades. It doesn't have all the intricate scroll work as do the current Bavaria's, but it is none the less a Bavaria Grade.

    I know that 30" barrels are in vogue now partly due to their flexibility for Sporting Clays. But, back in the early 80's when I started shooting, 28" barrels were the norm, and there were plenty of 400's and 500's shot with them. In my humble opinion only, I think 28" vs. 30" is a personal preference. Granted, 30" barrels may "currently" have a better resale value but I'm not buying this gun to resell; I'm buying it to shoot.

    Rod
     
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    If you like it and can afford it, buy it! To hell with what anyone else thinks!
     
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    I just noticed something about the bottom of the receiver; there isn't a slot/cut out/groove near the front of the receiver bottom. Is that significant? Also, how could I tell if this is a Lightweight Receiver? It already passed the magnet test if that matters.

    Rod
     
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    Do the math....buy it!!!!!!!!!
     
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    More pics posted.

    Rod

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    That is what I thought. It doesnt have as much coverage as a Bavaria.

    It is more like a Parcours (European pattern- rarely sold in the US)(not a Parcours Special

    I dont think it is worth it.

    Now if it is exactly the combination and stock you want it might be a "fair" price but dont plan on reselling it for anything close to this

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  19. vpr80

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    Upgraded K80 with FOUR barrels & tubes and still not worth $9500?
     
  20. g7777777

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    Vpr- you must be looking at a different gun

    This gun has 2 28 inch barrels- one of which is not shootable and they are 28 inch

    Which gun are you looking at?

    Go buy this one if you think it is such a great deal. But dont ask for opinions- just do it on your own expertise.

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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