Krieghoff Classic Big Five

Krieghoff | Classic "Big Five" Side-by-side

It is the ultimate African adventure, the quest for the "Big Five". And it is forever connected with side-by-side rifles, a classic configuration which bespeaks superb handling and ultimate reliability.
Krieghoff has the rifle to meet the challenge: The CLASSIC "Big Five". It was designed in conjunction with professional hunters and safari experts specifically for hunting dangerous game. Calibers available range from .375 Flanged Magnum to .500 Nitro Express - the most effective on dangerous game and the choice of professional hunters.  
The Classic is now available with the optional extra of ejectors - find out more

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Calibers (same in both barrels):
.375 H&H Flanged Mag N.E.
.375 H&H Mag
.450/.400 NE
.500/.416 N.E. (3 1/4")
.470 N.E.
.500 N.E. 3".
Length 23.5" (60cm). Express style quarter rib.
Shallow V-shaped Express rear sight with folding leaves calibrated 30, 50 and 80 metres.
Bead front sight for instinctive quick target acquisition with pop-up white moon sight..

Regulated at the factory with commercially available ammunition over open sights at 55 yds (50m) holding a two inch group or better.
Factory target provided with data about the ammunition used for regulating.

Steel actions with reinforced walls for extra strength.
Manual cocking device with combi-cocking feature.

Double triggers featuring Krieghoff's universal-trigger-system.

Classic "Big Five" stock from European walnut with comfortable grip and straight comb specially designed for big bore ammunition. Rigby style cheekpiece.
Length of Pull: 14 1/2" (37cm), including a half inch "Old English" style decelerator recoil pad.

Functional and comfortable Schnabel style forearm

Approx. 9.5 - 10.5 lbs (4.2 - 4.8 kg) depending on caliber and without BreaKO recoil reducer.
Fitted Krieghoff aluminum hardcase.

Manual Cocking System

Find out more about the cocking system of the Classic. See the different position of the mechanism and how the internal workings of the action.

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Schultz & Larsen Bolt

Standard Features

  • Manual Cocking Device on the top tang - the ultimate safety 
  • Universal Trigger System with anti-doubling device 
  • Short opening angle for fast, easy loading 
  • Quiet, efficient shell extractors 
  • Slim, compact action with reinforced sidewalls for extra strength 
  • Sliding, self-adjusting wedge for secure bolting 
  • Broad, massive underlugs to withstand wear 
  • Hinged front trigger for finger protection on heavy recoil 
  • Virtually horizontal firing pin placement for fast lock-time 
  • V-shaped Express rear sight with pearl front sight 
  • Straight "Big Five" stock and Schnabel style forearm 
Krieghoff Classic Big Five

Optional Features

  • Now available in Ejector or Non-Ejector models. 
  • Additional, interchangeable rifle barrels in standard or big bore calibers, or even a 20 gauge shotgun barrel for an odd day of bird shooting in the veld. 
  • Optional sideplates and engravings using Krieghoff patterns or your own. 
  • Folding express sights. Krieghoff See-Through sight 
  • Wood upgrades, left-handed stocks 
  • Pistol grip caps engraved with game scenes or your initials 
  • BreaKO recoil reducer (14 oz) installed in buttstock 
  • Gold shield with your initials inletted in stock 
  • Custom fitted hardcases by Americase 
Krieghoff Classic

Engraving Examples:

(Note: These are examples of the style of pattern on various Krieghoff Hunting Rifles)

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Krieghoff Engraving Small Arabesques
Krieghoff Engraving Safari Scroll 1
Krieghoff Engraving Small Game with Oak Leaf
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Krieghoff Engraving French Arabesques
Krieghoff Engraving Large Game with Leaves
Krieghoff Engraving Large Game with Oak Leaf
Krieghoff Engraving Full Oak Leaves
Krieghoff Engraving Fine English with Roses
Krieghoff Engraving Side Plate English Scroll

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Krieghoff Hunting Rifles

Krieghoff produce some of the most reliable rifles in the world. The configuration options allow you to get exactly what you want from your rifle.