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  • Hanger Information

    More on the K-80 Hanger system

    Posted on April 21, 2016 by Alan Rhone in Krieghoff K-80, Shotguns.

    To understand why the same hanger number may not give the same point of impact result in every barrel type you first need to know how the hanger works. K-80 barrels are separate along their length and the hanger determines the distance apart at the muzzle. Fitting a large hanger pushes the two barrels away […]

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  • Choke Information

    Krieghoff K-80 Choke Tubes

    Posted on April 17, 2016 by Alan Rhone in Krieghoff K-80, Shotguns.

    Krieghoff offer two types of choke tubes for the K–80, Steel and Titanium. There is no difference in performance between the two but the Titanium chokes are longer and lighter than the steel version. Average weight of a Steel Choke tube in 1⁄2 choke is 23gm. The same Titanium Choke weighs 18gm. The longer Titanium […]

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  • Krieghoff K-80, ejector removal and replacement

    Posted on April 14, 2016 by Alan Rhone in Krieghoff K-80.

    The K-80 ejector is retained in the slide by a small ball and spring.  The ball and spring are not captive, meaning they are loose and kept in place only by the ejector itself.  Removal is easy.  Using the plastic head of the stock wrench like a hammer, tap the back end of the ejector […]

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  • K-80 Hanger Change

    K-80 Hanger Change

    Posted on April 11, 2016 by Alan Rhone in Krieghoff K-80, Shotguns.

    There are nine front hanger sizes for the K-80 that allow fine tuning of the point of impact of the bottom barrel.  The top barrel is braced by the rib so only the bottom barrel will move.  A larger hanger size pushes it down, away from the top barrel and a smaller size allows it […]

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  • K-80 Safety Information

    K-80 safety

    Posted on April 11, 2016 by Alan Rhone in Krieghoff K-80.

    The K-80 safety slide located on the top strap has a button to prevent it moving accidentally.  To move the slide forward, depress the button with the the thumb.  To move it back, depress the button again. The selector can be locked “off safe” by means of a locking screw through the side of the […]

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  • K-80 Trigger

    K-80 Trigger and Selector

    Posted on April 10, 2016 by Alan Rhone in Krieghoff K-80, Shotguns.

    The K80 trigger blade is adjustable for position along a slide.  There are two set screws on the underside of the trigger blade.  The screw socket takes a 1.27mm wrench, 0.050″ or 1/20th inch imperial.  The rearmost screw locks the blade onto the slide whilst the front screw locks the barrel selector positioned immediately in […]

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  • K-80 Service

    K-80 Parts & Service

    Posted on April 9, 2016 by Alan Rhone in Krieghoff K-80, Shotguns.

    I often hear grumbles regarding my policy of not supplying action parts to other gunsmiths. There is a very simple reason for this and it has little to do with any commercial aspect. Firstly, to fully understand the K-80 mechanism and the relationship and interaction of individual components requires specific training. Without this understanding a […]

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  • Stock Fit. Part IV. Comb Height

    Posted on June 23, 2015 by Alan Rhone in Shotguns, Stock Fit.

    Comb height is the one dimensions that seems to worry shooters more than any other and yet it is the easiest to get right.  Before you can successfully shoot with a shotgun you must first be able to see your target and you cannot do that if your comb is too low.  Your comb height […]

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  • Genuine Sleeper

    A Genuine “Sleeper”

    Posted on May 22, 2015 by Alan Rhone in Shotguns.

    Back in 1998 I sold a quite unusual K-80 through Chris Potter Guns in Tunbridge Wells.  The gun was memorable because it was a K-80 with the detachable trigger mechanism and it was custom engraved by Katrin Nonn in a variation of the Arabesque Scroll engraving pattern.  This version of the K-80 was known as […]

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  • Stock Fit.  Part III.  Cast-on, Cast-off.

    Posted on May 7, 2015 by Alan Rhone in Shotguns, Stock Fit.

    Cast is the horizontal offset of a stock that allows your eye to line up with the rib.  Viewed from above, barrels forward, stock bent to the right we call “cast-off”, and to the left “cast-on”.  Cast-off or right hand cast is normally for right handed shots whilst cast-on or left cast is for lefties.  This […]

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