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FEATURE | KRIEGHOFF

IWA SHOW STOPPER:

KRIEGHOFF'S

GUN OF
THE YEAR
BY PHILIP SCHREIER, SENIOR CURATOR, NRA MUSEUMS

T

he world renowned German arms maker,
Krieghoff, has been stunning the gun
community with fine arms since its
founding in 1886. Every year, visitors to the IWA
Show in Nuremburg are treated to a special
glimpse of just how fine the gun-makers' art can
be, as Krieghoff resets the bar in this competitive
field where art meets function.
It is at the IWA Show that Krieghoff debuts its
spectacular "Gun of the Year," and more likely
than not, the Gun of the Year is displayed, viewed,
sold and in a new, private home by the time the
IWA Show begins its second day. Much like the
desert dwelling ceroid cacti that blooms only
once a year, if you blink, you will miss it.
The 2018 Krieghoff Gun of the Year is entitled
"The da Vinci". It was commissioned by Alamo
Sporting Arms and engraved by Creative Art. This
custom treasure spectacularly illustrates the life
of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) on the 500th
anniversary of his death.
Inspired by this genius of the Renaissance, this
fabulous K-80 over-and-under shotgun reflects
Da Vinci's many contributions to the world of

Top down view of the da Vinci K-80 engravings

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