Krieghoff Neptune Drilling – 1939, SIDELOCK, DETACHABLE TRIGGER GROUP, vintage firearms inc
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Category: Krieghoff Drillings - Drilling & Combination Guns
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Seller: Vintage Firearms, Inc
Company: Vintage Firearms, Inc.
Member Since: 5/19/07
First Name: jay
Last Name: shachter
Country: United States
Phone: (616) 292-6240
Phone2: (616) 608-4337
Fax: (616) 608-4701
Number of Active Listings: 99
Total Number of Listings: 2544
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: credit card, check, certified funds, wire transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost.)
General Specs: Krieghoff, Year 1939, 12 Gauge 6.3x52R, 7lbs 1oz, Chokes XF, LOP 14 1/2", DAH 2 1/2", DAC 1 9/16"
Serial Number: 14132
Sempert & Krieghoff drilling made pre-war in 1939 with 23 ½” Krupp Steel barrel in 12 gauge over 6.5 x 52R (same as .25-35 Winchester Centerfire and readily available…great cartridge!). As you review the photos and description of this rare drilling, realize that this is the highest-grade drilling Krieghoff made before the war and this model was not produced post war. There are other Krieghoff Neptun drillings that look similar, but they are not true sidelock gun but rather sideplated boxlock guns. This gun is a full sidelock action, with the thumb cock for the rifle barrel, and the very rare feature of an easily hand-detachable, drop-out trigger group as shown in the photos. The gun is in perfect mechanical order being a VFI CERTIFIED GUN WITH A 90 DAY MECHANICAL WARRANTY. We stripped the entire action to the smallest part, Ultrasonic cleaned all, scrubbed the parts down to bare metal, inspect all parts for function and integrity, lubricated all and reassembled. The barrels are tight as new on breech face and the hinge pin, bores are perfect on all three barrels, no dents or dings, and the top rib is tight. The trigger pulls are crisp and the set trigger for the rifle is functioning properly. The full coverage game scene engraving is crisp and clear, the screws are perfect, as is the wood-to-metal fit. There is a superb bullet cache in the belly of the buttstock that harbors 4 cartridges. We restored the original wood with a hand rubbed Truoil finish and recut the checkering but did no other restorations on the gun. She weighs 7lbs. and balances right on the hinge pin, so this is a dynamic handling drilling. The .25-35 WCF is a fine deer-size cartridge with very little recoil and is known to be very accurate. Hornady loads a great 110gr. LeverRevolution round at 2425fps. There are many other choices as well. The gun is choked F/F and has the original 2 ½” chambers. We can alter the chambers and chokes if you choose. This is a very rare and valuable drilling. The engineering in the removable trigger group is extraordinary and is clearly demonstrated in the photos. We are offering this gun at a very affordable price, especially compared to the one other example for sale at this time. Remember, this is a true sidelock action with the removeable trigger group and is a pre-war gun. See additional specifications below. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 23 1/2"
Chokes: .048 xf both
Bores: perfect mirror
Bore Diameter: .724 both
Wall Thickness: .024/.030
% Blue: 99%
Chambers: 2 1/2"
Sights: front blade; retracting rear rifle
Action: tight, centered
Ejectors or Extractors: extractors
Case Color: french grey finish
Engraving: full coverage game scene deep cut
Trigger Type: double, crisp; set rifle
Trigger Guard Color: steel/horn
Type: capped pistol grip/splinter forend w/cheek piece
LOP: 14 1/2"
LOP To End Of Wood: 14 3/16"
DAH: 2 1/2"
DAC: 1 9/16"
Cast: 1/8" off
Checkering Condition: excellent
Butt Treatment: horn butt plate
There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine firearm. Call us for full details. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. I have many more fine sxs shotguns not yet listed. Thanks for looking!
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $140.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
Call to purchase #616-292-6240. If you have any questions please call or email us. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc
We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.