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Questions for K80 Experts

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by rlb, Sep 27, 2007.

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  1. rlb

    rlb TS Member

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    I'm starting to look for a K80. Currently I have come across an older one, (serial # 208xx)with standard engraving, which I think was manufactured in 1989 (has W Germany instead of Germany engraved on the bottom of the receiver.) It has Trap Special combo barrels and upgraded wood on it, obviously not the originals to the receiver and fore-end iron.

    What would be a fair offer for this gun?

    Would you even consider buying this gun?

    What do I need to look out for in buying a gun like this one?

    Would I be better off in the long run (ie. if and when I decide to sell it later on.) buying a new combo or used, with matching numbers?

    Thank you for your opinion,

    Roger
     
  2. g7777777

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    It has trap combo O/U and single barrel on it?

    Gene
     
  3. rlb

    rlb TS Member

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    It has the Special Trap Unsingle and Special Trap O/U barrels.
     
  4. tj303

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    The last price for a used K80 Trap Special combo I saw on here was $12,000. Only you know what it is worth to you to have a new or used 'original' Trap Special. If you don't buy it let us know what the asking price is and where. Enquiring minds want to know. TJ
     
  5. g7777777

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    If the stock is high enough I would say you are looking in the 8-9.5 thousand dollar range
     
  6. g7777777

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    putting a serial number on a barrel means nothing- some barrels have been renumbered several times -

    Krieghoff will still number a barrel if you want

    At no time was the barrel made "with" the gun -- although sets were sold with the same serial number-- barrels and receivers have always been "assembled" just as they are today- a receiver is matched with a barrel from the barrel rack and the wood is also selected from the wood rack

    regards

    Gene
     
  7. CharlesR1100

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    I do not know what some of you are smoking, but my K80 T.S. is only 3 months old and the SN starts with 07. It was made this year. I bought gun brand new, still in all origional packing.

    All SN numbers, on both barrels, iron and the receiver, match.

    Way too much "I think some guy might have told me" third and forth hand bad info on TS.com. Passed off as fact.

    My 2 cents: buy new. Make it fit you. That is opinion.
     
  8. cdan12

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    My 2007 K-80 Has different numbers on the barrel and reciever,Dan
     
  9. rlb

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    Thanks to everyone for their input.
     
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    My Trap Special bought this last summer new does not have matching numbers for any of the 3 peices, (top single, O/U or receiver). I was a bit concered until I read this thread.
     
  11. phirel

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    Gary Stallard - Where did you buy your K-Gun with mismatched serial numbers? Did the dealer know you shoot a lot in West Virginia and live in the backwoods?
    I will shoot the SC Hall of Fame next weekend and will not get to shoot with you, Tubby and Jim at Bluefield.

    Pat Ireland
     
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