Thank You, great story & glad to hear their respectable people. I did call Krieghoff Intl, or the PA office to enquire about a used listing, serial # provided. She was able to tell me everything for a 24yr old build. I asked about new inventory readily available, then was forwarded to a dealer.I believe you were dealing with their sole importer/dealer in PA (no issues whatsoever and the gun is presumably new?) 18Kish, but that looks fancier than standard, and then the taxes. 'Used to pass by K's original office in Pipersville, PA on the way to deer hunting as a teen. Sometimes he'd (it was 1 guy at the time) be out shoveling snow or we'd run into him at the local coffee joint and he'd hand out cards and try to sell us (w/ <$500 guns in-tow) Krieghoffs. I probably still have their business card somewhere...But, great people to deal with and it's a fine, less costly alternative to some finer guns in Used form. They have since moved into a much nicer place about a mile up the road in Ottsville. Mom still lives nearby, but that's about 3 hrs from my farm...By now you know you've made the right choice! .470 was a fav of many a great elephant/b
They managed to find a new, stock 500 from the PA distributer for $17,100. w/o tax. I thought the wood was exceptional?, the dealer's owner was impressed, good dimensions, warranty, etc. Extremely more comfortable new, to work with a reputable dealer somewhat nearby, & K Intl.
I managed to find a couple Big 5's from outfitters, priced equally, extremely different piece of walnut however. The used K i've seen was beautifully upgraded, tailored to the individual though, significant drop, heel to comb. The seller was asking $11k. It was built in 1996, with all the upgrades, it sold for $12,500 24 yrs ago. That's not a bad resale?