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Looking around at used guns, and 1 caught my eye. Found out it was made in 1988. Looks good from the pictures, unfortunately can't look in person.
Would something this old be a turn off?
Are there any downfalls to buying something this old? Any thoughts?
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Quality will last.
Ks5....again from the pictures looks good. No bluing loss.
That gun will last you a lifetime if taken care of. K guns are great guns.

IMO, the age of a firearm is not all that important. In fact, I think it's an advantage because if has many faults, they will surface over time.

Good Luck and Good Shooting!
 

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Ks5....again from the pictures looks good. No bluing loss.
Can’t go wrong with a Krieghoff. If I bought it I would send it to Krieghoff for a annual service. They will bring it back to factory specs for a few hundred bucks.
 

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You can't go wrong with a Krieghoff. Get the serial numbers from the buyer and call a Krieghoff dealer. They can tell you the last time the gun was serviced. Then you'll know if the gun needs a service. This may help you get a few hundred dollars off the asking price, if she needs a service.
PS Lots of shooters prefer that old style. The opening lever re-cocks the firing pin when you open it. So you need a strong thumb to open them. The only down side I know of. If you want to call it a down side. Good Luck to Ya. break em all jeff
 

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I was reading that in previous threads about the cocking mech. ..thx jeff.

I did email them, they only told me the year, didn't state anything about needing service.
My plan....if I decide to get it...was to finish off the year with it, and send it out in the winter.
 

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I shoot a 43 year old Perazzi. Look after them properly by cleaning and lubing before and after each outing, have them serviced every couple seasons or "x" many rounds depending on your shooting volume. Swap out worn parts and keep screws etc tightened and they will outlast any shooter.
 

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Wow looks like older is ok.
Is it that people get comfortable and don't want to change?
Older is ok if taken care of. My trap gun is a 1978 Wingmaster TB. My sporting gun is a 1999 Ruger Red Label. Just an aside, I can’t hit the broadside of a barn from inside with a Perazzi but that’s just me. Good luck with the Krieghoff.
 

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I did email them, they only told me the year, didn't state anything about needing service.
I believe the K-gun dealer needs the name of the shooter to look up the guns maintenance record!!! If the shotgun was owned by 2 shooters since it was made. You would need to know both shooters names to look up the entire service record. Not sure why Krieghoff does it this way. Just a FYI as it were. break em all jeff
 

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Looking around at used guns, and 1 caught my eye. Found out it was made in 1988. Looks good from the pictures, unfortunately can't look in person.
Would something this old be a turn off?
Are there any downfalls to buying something this old? Any thoughts?
I have guns from the 50's, 60's and 70's. Newest Perazzi i shoot is a MX7 circa 1995. Several P guns from 60's to early 70's. Age not scare me, only condition.
 
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