About the Classic Double Rifle

The Krieghoff CLASSIC double rifle combines the heritage of the traditional side-by-side and the sophistication of the most modern design and manufacturing technology.

The CLASSIC is available in the most common and suitable calibers. Krieghoff’s master gunmakers combined both traditional wisdom and innovative ideas to build a rifle that provides the ultimate in safety and reliability and a wide range of features that ensure smooth, quick, and accurate shooting.

In addition to the superb handling of the rifle, a most important feature is the manual cocking device , which is located on the top tang, in the position usually occupied by a conventional safety. It allows carrying the CLASSIC fully loaded with the hammers uncocked – the safest position since there is no chance of an accidental discharge.

Craig Boddington, an accomplished hunter and knowledgeable writer remarks: “After using it in the field, I am increasingly impressed with your cocking device versus a traditional safety. Great rifle, and of course it performed wonderfully.”

  • Twin-hammer action with Universal Trigger System and Combi-Cocking Device
  • Set trigger integrated in the front trigger
  • Slim compact steel action with reinforced sidewalls for extra strength
  • Small Arabesques engraving
  • Ergonomically shaped Kickspanner manual cocking device providing safe and simple operation
  • Automatic hammer safety to prevent the Classic from firing unless it is fully closed
  • Short opening angle for fast, easy loading
  • Purdey style extension between the barrels and the face of the standing breech to withstand lateral bending forces
  • Virtually horizontal firing pin placement for error-free firing and fast lock-time
  • Sliding, self-adjusting wedge for secure bolting
  • Broad, massive underlugs to withstand wear and provide optimal seating of the underlug in the action
  • Reliable ejector
  • Front plate for pivot bridge mount
  • Steel trigger floor plate and steel trigger guard
  • Nickel plated receiver finish
  • Quick detachable sling swivels
  • Muzzle adjustment
  • Right-handed stock with Bavarian-style cheekpiece and “Schnabel” forearm
  • Rubber recoil pad in black
Standard Calibers: 7x57R, 7x65R, .308 Win., .30–06, .30R Blaser, 8x57IRS, 8x75RS, 9,3x74R
Barrel Length: 24"
Weight: Approximately 8 3/4 to 9 1/4 lbs depending on wood density and caliber
  • Short barrel length 22″
  • Intelligent Ejector System (IES)
  • Krieghoff 1-2 trigger
  • Single combination trigger (only available up to .375)
  • Krieghoff see through sight
  • Second set trigger installed in the rear trigger
  • Spring loaded extractor claws for rimless rifle cartridges
  • BreaKO recoil reducer
  • Interchangeable choke tubes
  • Scope mounts
  • “PH-ProCoating” (corrosion resistant Ilaflon-Coating for barrel)
  • Interchangable barrels: Double rifle, “Big Five” double rifle, side-by-side rifle/shotgun combination and side-by-side shotgun
  • Blued or nitrided action finish