Vintage Firearms Inc


Krieghoff ESSENCIA Side by Side 28ga.- UNFIRED, CASED, WHOLESALE


Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase


General Specs: Krieghoff, Year 2008, 28 Gauge, 5lbs. 9oz., Chokes IM/IM, LOP 14 7/16″, DAH 2 3/16″, DAC 1 7/16″
Serial Number:  1090

Pick up a Shooting Sportsman magazine and you will see the prominent advertisement featuring Krieghoff’s classic sidelock game gun side x side called the “ESSENCIA”, and that is as close to the actual gun you will likely ever come. Krieghoff began production on the Essencia in 2004 and approximately 24 guns a year are produced by old school craftsman using hand-fit parts and finishing processes.  A true back-action, round body sidelock masterpiece handmade in Germany to the most exacting standards, these guns will not be discounted by dealers as they are near impossible to get.  One ordered to your specifications will take a minimum of 18 months to deliver.  So few are in the hands of the public that most double gun aficionados have never seen one in person let alone handled one.  As most of you know I am privileged to be involved with some of the finest double shotguns on the planet, and this is a finely made game gun that will hold its own when compared to the very best offering around the globe.  I am offering this gun at well under dealer price, so if you want to own the finest, most dynamic handling Krieghoff ever, now is the time to make the wise investment while you can get a near new masterpiece for a fraction of the price of new. This Essencia 28-gauge wand, sn1090 built in 2008, has 30” barrels choked IM/IM (.016/.018), not a mark on them anywhere, 2 ¾” chambers, and are struck smooth as glass, a sure sign of world class quality.  The action is wonderfully bone and charcoal case colored, with fine scroll engraving, perfect screws, trigger guard richly charcoal blued with rolled edges both sides, single trigger, with a nice touch of gold applied to the maker’s name, model, triggers, cocking indicators, and safety label on the old world shaped sidelock action.  Many of the internal parts of the action are gold washed as well.  The wood is boldly figured circassian walnut, finely shaped with a Prince of Wales pistol grip and splinter forend, with fine 28 LPI borderless hand checkering, meticulous and superb inletting to all metal, luxurious hand-rubbed oil finish with only a few tiny handling marks, and a checkered butt.  Gorgeous wood is a fine bonus on this gun.  Weighing just 5lbs. 9oz. and balanced dead on the hinge pin, there is not a finer handling gun available.  Many may match it, but I have not handled a BETTER feeling 28ga. game gun with the 30” barrels.  The Essencia value will increase yearly as the manufacturing costs increase year to year.  A better sporting clays/upland gun you will not find.  See the specifications below.  This gun comes in the maker’s case, a $2000 option when ordering a new Essencia from Krieghoff. Our gunsmiths can alter chokes or stock dimensions to suit your needs without a long wait.  Thanks for looking!


Barrel Length:   30″
Chokes:   .016/.018 IM/IM
Bores:   mirror
Bore Diameter:   .551/.551
Wall Thickness:   .031/.031
% Blue:   100% factory blue
Chambers:   2 3/4″
Ribs:   tight
Sights:  Front brass
Action:  tight centered
Ejectors: timed
Receiver Condition:   99% factory bone and charcoal case color
Screws:   perfect
Engraving:   clear sharp English scroll; 25% coverage; superb, simple, elegant
Trigger Type:   single non-selective crisp
Trigger Guard Color:   99% charcoal blue factory
Type:   Round Pistol Grip/Splinter; highly figured Turkish walnut
LOP:   14 7/16″
LOP To End Of Wood:   14 7/16″
DAH:   2 3/16″
DAC:   1 7/16″
Cast:   Heel 1/4″ off; Toe 1/2″ off
Checkering Condition:   superb
Butt Treatment:   checkered butt
There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on long guns. If it is a “VFI Certified” gun there is a 90 day mechanical warranty. Call or email us for more details or questions. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc
Payment and Shipping
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Collected in CO, FL, MI
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $565.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK.
Item Condition: As new
Requires FFL?: Yes. We accept C&R licenses for shipping on C&R eligible guns.
Terms of Purchase: Check your local and state laws before purchasing. It is the buyer’s responsibility to confirm his/her right to own the firearm or any item before purchasing.
PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. View all listings and our full inventory of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. Thanks for looking! We employ full time gunsmiths 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.
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