The first Krieghoff was build in 1886. In that year Ludwig Krieghoff together with a partner founds the „Sempert & Krieghoff Gewehrfabrik“ (Sempert & Krieghoff rifle factory) in Suhl, Thuringia. They produced guns and rifles for hunters. Ludwig Krieghoff realized the importance of a well fitted gun. He became famous for his slogan “Die Läufe schießen, aber der Schaft trifft” (“You shoot with the barrels you hit with the stock”).
Ludwig’s son Heinrich founded his own company in 1916, named “Heinrich Krieghoff”, also in Suhl. In 1919 both companies were brought together under the direction of Heinrich Krieghoff.
In 1925 Krieghoff was the first manufacturer to introduce the lightweight Dural as a material in hunting arms and in 1926 the first Bockbüchsflinte (combination gun) with manual cocking slide was presented.
After World War II Krieghoff started again in Ulm, Western Germany with 13 employees.
The model Krieghoff “Ulm” was available as O/U gun, Combination Gun or Double Gun.
O/U Shotgun Krieghoff Ulm, Bore/Gauge 12/70mm, steel frame, dual barrel lumps and double Greener crossbolt, hand detachable sidelock, single non-selective set trigger recoil activated. Frame, forend components as well as small parts surfaces are gray nitride hardened. Mechanical condition as new with no rust but the O/U has been restocked by stocker Diethard Heckel of Vachdorf with handcut Scottish chequering. The one piece forend with Deeley – Edge fastner, looks like a 3 piece forend thanks to the false screws and a shadow line. Select wood finished w/ oilseed and adorned w/ handcut Scottish chequering. Full scroll and leaf engraving with hidden grotesque face of a wood gnom in the arches of the sidelocks. The original Krieghoff buttstock is also available.
Barrellength: 71,5 cm / Overall length: 113,5 cm / LOP: 37 cm (middle of front trigger to middle of buttplate)
This fine gun is for sale by Heinz-Joachim Zebulka of Nobelflinten.de