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Anyone ever shot or own one of these older k-guns? Are they a good working trap gun? Any similarities between that & the newer k-80 models? Thanks in advance for replies.
 

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Fabulous Guns.....Some are Better than Others...Used and Abused....I have tried to stay above serial #3500 for My Projects.
Shoot Well...Shoot Often with Family and or Good Friends, Bart
 

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Yup. I have a Krieghoff 32 trap & a Remington Model 32 Trap. Love em both & would not sell or trade for nothing.
I am beginning to think trap is a disease & I hope there is no cure. Colonel Btw, I am now looking for a Rem. 1100 Synthetic comp., don't ask why. I have no reason & I know where one is. Somebody help me! Colonel
 

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Yup. I have a Krieghoff 32 trap & a Remington Model 32 Trap. Love em both & would not sell or trade for nothing.
I am beginning to think trap is a disease & I hope there is no cure. Colonel Btw, I am now looking for a Rem. 1100 Synthetic comp., don't ask why. I have no reason & I know where one is. Somebody help me! Colonel
I've only been at it a year & a half now, & after my first round I was hooked. Can't get enough of it! :) good luck on the 1100 competition synthetic, sweet gun for the price & great quality IMHO as well!
 

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As I understand it the differences in K32s and K80s are the trigger, ejectors, and maybe a few other minor design changes. There's a much better explanation out there on the Web if you google your question. I bought a pristine K32 off this site a couple weeks ago. It was beautifully restocked for sporting. Briley chokes too.
 

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Differences between 32 and 80.


DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE K-80 AND K-32
by Mike Young


There isn't a day that goes by that fellow shooters don't call and ask the question: "What is the difference between the K-80 and the K-32" In this column, I will try to explain, without getting to technical, the main differences.

First, we must understand the relationship between the two models. The Krieghoff K-32 was a redesigned, improved version of the Remington M-32. It was manufactured by Krieghoff and imported into the United States by Hal du Pont. Hal established a network of dealers throughout the United States who sold the shotgun for over 20 years. In the early 1980s Krieghoff redesigned the K-32 and the K-80 was the result.

One of the first design changes and improvements made by Krieghoff was the hardness of the receiver. The K-32 was machined from a solid piece of quality German steel, but never hardened. K-80s are hardened by a "case hardening" process that leaves a thin layer of hardened material around the entire receiver.

The next design change was the outward appearance of the receiver and iron. The K-32s, with a few exceptions, had a blued finish. The K-80s standard finish is an electrolysis nickel finish.

Other changes were also made to the appearance of the K-80: engraving patterns on the receiver, trigger guard reshaped (contoured and extended rearward to a radius point), and an enlarged top lever.

Perhaps the biggest design change was the trigger. K-32 triggers were made with a very large sweep rearward and the trigger "shoe" was thin. The K-80 trigger shoe was designed with a curved radius, allowing the shooter;s trigger finger to fit comfortably on the trigger. The K-80 trigger shoe, once redesigned, permitted for trigger adjustment forward and rearward by 1/8" in each direction. Both the K-32 and K-80 have the ability to select which barrel, top or bottom, the shooter wishes to fire first. The barrel selector on the K-80 can be locked, the K-32 cannot.

Additional internal design changes were made to the K-80 from the original K-32. The K-80 hammers have gone through various changes. The very first

K-80s had "soft" hammers, and in an effort to perfect the hammers, Krieghoff experimented with approximately four different hammer designs. They have settled on the current hammers which will accept both pull hammer as well as double release triggers in every gun manufactured, Sear springs in the K-32 and older K-80s were of a "clothes pin" wire spring that would collapse when the trigger was pulled. Many shooters were reporting broken sears springs while "on the line". In order to alleviate the broken sear spring problems, Krieghoff redesigned the sear and sear spring system around Serial Number 21500. Coil springs are now utilized instead of the sear spring system, and have been much more reliable. K-32s as well as older K-80s, serial numbers prior to 21500, can be retrofit with the new sear spring system.

Ejectors. K-32 were manufactured with the ejectors (ejects the spent shell) held in place on the barrel by a visible screw in the center of the ejector. The design of the K-80 ejector eliminated the small screw The K-80 ejector is held in place on the barrel by a ball bearing and spring underneath the ejector.

Stocks. The most distinguishing differences between the K-32 and K-80 stocks are as follows: K-32 stocks were available in varying shades of red, unlike the K-80 stocks. K-32 stocks were available in two "styles"- trap and skeet - and did not have palm swells. K-80 stocks are available in many "styles"- Monte Carlo high/low, Monte Carlo with adjustable comb, sporting clays, and skeet. For the comfort of the shooter, both left and right side palm swells were added, and "thickness" was added to the comb.

Barrels. K-32 barrels are available with two rib configurations: a low rib (skeet) and a high rib (Vandalia) (trap); both 8mm in width. K-80 barrels are available with three rib configurations (8mm, tapered flat, tapered step) and four lengths (28", 30", 32", 34"). Factory choke tubes are available in all barrels now, whereas choke tubes were not available in the K-32 barrels directly from the factory, but were installed later by Briley.

In summary, the K-80 is a newer, redesigned version of the K-32, that over the years has evolved to accommodate the needs and demands of shooters for today's competitive clay target sports.

 

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Owned a model 32 since 2003 and shoot 5-6k rounds a year. Several issues with the gun but one trip to Ottsville and the gun has been 100%. I will add that an annual for the 32 at Krieghoff International is more than a K80. I did not care for the trigger appearance of the model 32 or the fact that it is not adjustable and changed it to a K80 trigger. Also K80 wood on gun. If you can believe postings on certain web sites the K80 has a reputation of blowing up so maybe the 32 is a safer choice. LOL
 

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I should have searched - apologies. I did not expect hearing ebay and Krieghoff in the same sentence :)
So anywhere from $100 for unfinished wood to however much money one has to spend.
 

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A Krieghoff Model 32 is probably the best value on the used market today! I've been shooting them since 1965, and have had virtually no problems with any of them. Still shooting one at sporting! Had another K-80 lightweight , bought from Hal in 1990 at the Grand. I had 4 of them at one time, 6 barrels all crossfit to one another by Kolar.
Only the first 2-300 guns had the Remington trigger, my first one was 21xx, no problems either!
As to the "blowing up" I had a nice chat with Dieter at the US Open, who pointed out that they don't blow them up in Europe. Nobody reloads in Europe! Draw your own conclusions.
 

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Still, today....... 90% - 95% of the parts between the M-32 and the K-80 are the same. That ought to tell you something.
M.D.
 

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I have owned several K80's and model 32's both have been great.

32 is probably one of the best values in a quality shotgun.

Buster
 

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I have owned about a half dozen K-32s. I have shot the same one, #6307? for about 25 years. I paid $775 for it, have had no trouble except one broken sear spring that I fixed myself until I could get to Ottsville. All work on my gun has been at Ottsville, mostly just two receiver refinishes, which were wonderful. I have about four sets of barrels fitted to it in addition to K-80 barrels with early Kolar tubes with fixed chokes. I can't believe what a great gun this is.
 
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