Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Amazing Krieghoff Drilling on sale

While I was at Ivory Beads this little prewar gem caught my attention. I'd love to have this one, if only I had $12K to blow. The info from Ivory Beads website:

#5301 - Krieghoff Neptun Drilling - Spectacular Pre-WWII High-Grade Model in Original Near-Mint Condition!, 16/16ga & 8x57 JRS cal.
Look...Priced Reduced! Was $14,995! Breathtakingly beautiful German drilling made in 1937. Barrels marked "Sempert & Krieghoff". Full sidelock action. This gun exudes high-quality European craftsmanship and is the pinnacle of technical gunmaking skill for its time! This gun has seen little use and remains in nearly new and original factory condition overall. Barrels showing 99% original blue. Front sling swivel. Flat rib with rear "Tip-Up" sight. Bores are perfect. 2 5/8" chambers. Action has sculptured sidelocks and elaborate game scene engraving. Sidelever mechanism on left side of trigger guard for cocking rifle barrel and simultaneously raising the rear rifle sight (amazing!). Cocking indicators for 16ga barrels. Sideclips. Exterior lever safety on left side of receiver. Double triggers. Front is "set" trigger and adjustable. Shotshell extractor. Trigger guard is a combination of engraved steel with a carved horn tang extending down to the horn pistol grip cap. Forend and butt stock are from highly-figured and select European Walnut with fine-line hand-checkering. Cheek piece for right handed shooter. Original horn butt plate. Rear sling swivel with attached spring-loaded and engraved cartridge trap for storing four extra rifle rounds. Weighs 7 lbs. 5 oz. A most extraordinary German masterpiece! Call us now at toll-free 888-328-0700 for more information!
Barrel Length 26"
Chokes Full/Full
Length of Pull 13 1/2"
Heel 2 3/4"
Comb. 1 5/8"
Price Price Reduced $11,995.00

I envy the person who ends up with this work of art.

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