I had a number of guys with Kriegs over the years let me take em apart and study em. That helps..to get a good close look at the type. My 1936 is like a K date, Simson or Erfurt..almost everything is marked but they can be hidden. Like the extractor. You have to remove it to see. That's part of the learning process. Knowing what/where/how to look to authenticate a Krieghoff. Lot of what you need to look for/at is internal. Requires a breakdown.
I would call 4951 " messed with " as it has some obvious issues but is mostly honest .
Lots of good parts on that one .
Sideplate looks to be the right one with internal stuff right .
The outside butcher job is pretty bad .
No idea on the hack job on receiver serial but it is indeed a HK receiver and the proofs - date look ok .
Barrel looks fine with the normal broken-shattered die looking proof .
Looks to be thru the blue as it should be .
Note the many different blue colors .
They should look like that .
It would have made a decent starter as it looks mostly honest but a bit pricey considering the butchered stuff .
With it's decent looking finish it would be a good one to take with when looking at higher priced ones .
I ALWAYS take a good one with when looking at a new purchase .
As I have posted before I have a weakness for crippled but honest HK's .
Yes I need therapy but my crippled 11795 with it's replaced barrel-receiver with EL9 proof on the right receiver is one of my favorites and only cost $2,385.00 .
Takedown lever is wrong and sear matches receiver .
Rest is honest and I do indeed have good HK parts to fix it but that aint happing here .
I like " Frankenkrieg " as she is .
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