K Essencia Sidelock

About the Essencia Sidelock Side-By-Side Shotgun


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The Essencia series’ sidelock shotguns are a highlight for traditionalists, internationally successful. With their pure elegance, first-class craftsmanship and proven technology, these masterpieces of the art of gunmaking fall into the same category as the highly coveted “best” English or Italian guns.

The genuine back action sidelocks and triggers are gold plated, while the color-case hardened receiver is engraved with English scrolls. The elegant round body action and the Holland & Holland style ejectors ensure responsiveness and easy handling. The Essencia is available as side-by-side shotgun or single shot rifle.

Standard Features

  • Round-body, back action Sidelock with a Purdey-style third fastener
  • Fine English Scroll Engraving; color case hardening
  • “Krieghoff” engraved gold on both sides of the action body
  • Choice of Straight-grip or Prince-of-Wales pistol grip stock in high quality Turkish walnut, both finished with checkered butt and traditional oil finish
  • Gold-washed triggers and lockwork
  • Double triggers, the front articulated
  • Trigger guard edges are rolled; guard tang with decorative tip on straight grip
  • Automatic sliding tang safety
  • Gold-plated cocking indicator
  • Choice of 28″ or 30″ barrel lengths in 12, 16, 20 and 28 gauge options; .410 in 28″ only
  • Automatic selective ejectors (H&H style)
  • Semi-beavertail forearm, Purdey-style pushbutton release
  • Non-ventilated, slightly raised rib, not matted
  • Front metal “pearl” bead sight
  • Choked 1/4 and 1/2 (IC/M)
  • Approx. weight: 12 gauge (6 3/4lb) 20, 28 and 16 gauge (6 1/2lb) Small frame 28 gauge and .410 (6 1/4 – 6lb)
  • Delivered in Krieghoff Leather Trunk Case

Specifications and interchangeable barrel options

Frame Size 12 GA (2 3/4") 16 GA (2 3/4") 20 GA (3") 28 GA (2 3/4") .410 (3")
Essencia 12GA 28" or 30"        
Essencia 20GA   28" or 30" 28" or 30" 28" or 30"  
Essencia 28GA       28" or 30" 28"
          *All barrels are choked 1/4 and 1/2 (IC/M)

Additional Features

  • Custom engraving options available
  • French Gray Nitride or Blued Finish
  • Initials engraved in gold on trigger guard
  • Initials in gold oval inlaid at the bottom edge of buttstock
  • Wood upgrade to “Very Best”
  • Single non-selective trigger
  • Non-automatic safety
  • Briley thin-wall interchangeable choke tubes
  • Deluxe Oak and Leather Case with accessories