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Krieghoff offered trap barrels for the Model 32 with 12 mm ribs about 30 years ago. Every one I have seen lately is a 30 inch barrel. Does anyone know if it was available in 28 inch barrels? Ron Renouf
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Doing some research I found reference to 28 inch skeet barrels being up for sale at one time. They had original solid chokes which sounds right. Ron
 

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28" K-32 barrels with the 12MM rib were generally Tula choke barrels for the International Skeet model. It is a great set of barrels. I have shot one for many years. A 28" 12MM standard barrel was also made for the K-32 but only for the European market as far as I know. My wife has a set of these barrels on her K-32. They were choked IC and IM. I have never seen another set exactly like them.
 

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"All" is a pretty strong word, Gene, one that I don't use when discussing guns. I think four barrel sets were made in many configurations, depending on the pocketbook of the buyer. Your first sentence is not quite up to par either. My Tula barrels are serial #9219 and are stamped Mel Hunting, Belle Meade, New Jersey. Sounds like a K-32 barrel to me. K-32s were made in International Skeet configuration with Tula barrels long before the K-80 was thought of.
 

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Eightbore-- You are wrong on both accounts I think and am certain on your particular barrel

Your barrels have been reserial numbered- serial numbers mean nothing(on barrels)

The dead giveaway is Mel Hunting- Mel had an import and export license with his brother- so when Krieghoff started importing K80s they used Mel to import the stuff for them

They had a little battle going at the same time on the legal aspects of who had the right to import Krieghoffs but that was going on at the same time they were waiting for the import permit to be approved

The guys from Ottsville would drive down from the little farmhouse at night and pick their stuff up from one of the Huntings

Standard four barrel K80 skeet sets came with tula choked 12 gauge barrels

I have seen a lot of 4 barrel sets both K32 and K80 and never have seen a K32 with a tula choke

Your barrel however is a K80- just reserial numbered

As far as 4 barrel K32 sets- I have owned maybe 30 in my lifetime and seen another 50 and maybe 1000 barrels- I know for certain I have never seen or heard of a 4 barrel set from a K32 with a tula choke- so they certainly arent common as you state- and I am not certain that one actually exists although it is possible.

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Thanks for the reminder about the time frame of Mel Hunting's business relationship with Krieghoff. It never occurred to me that someone would take a set of K-80 barrels and renumber them to a K-32 range. We have seen it done the other way around for thirty years. Oddly, my Tula barrels are chamber marked at 2 3/4". Is that the way that early K-80 12 gauge barrels were marked? I learn something every day about these guns.
 

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I learn stuff every day also

Actually skeet barrels that are still on the barrel rack today- never having been fit were usually marked 2 3/4 as were trap barrels I think

Seems that for 12 gauge the 3 inch markings came in with sporting barrels

Now another little known fact- that 28 gauge barrels as well as 20 gauge were marked 3 inch for skeet- even though none of us probably has ever seen a 3 inch 28 gauge shell
 

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With all of the military shooters that had Krieghoff shotguns, I would think there would be a number of these barrels stuck in closets and gun safes around the country. Hopefully I can find one. I could probably make a 30 inch set work. Ron
 

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All the 12MM ribs I have seen or most of them anyway were on early K80 barrels

They weighed a lot and were not favored

You could have a 30 inch cut off if you were to find one

Regards from Iowa

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I bought my wife's 28" 12MM rib barrels from a USAF person returning from Germany. He had a new K-32 with 30" 12MM barrels that I did not buy for $2000. I would kill for that gun today. I believe my wife's barrels are late K-32 barrels in the 12,000 range. They are not Tula barrels.
 

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hi just to put in my 10cents worth. i bought my model 32 new in 1971 it came with a 30 inch u/o barrel and a 26 inch tula choke barrel . the u/o barrel had a 8ml rib and the tula[ that i still shoot] has a 12ml rib so they are out there, kind regards from australia des
 

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See there you go- I just never saw a 12mm rib as part of a 4 barrel skeet set or a tula choke as part of a 4 barrel K32 skeet set

But here we have those barrels both on a 1971 gun when purchased so that exemplifies what eightbore was saying

I have had 4 34 inch unsingles with the wide straight 12mm rib btw-

Regards from Iowa

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