Essencia Side-by-Side Shotgun

The Essencia series shotguns and rifles are a highlight for traditionalists.

Essencia Shotguns. Traditional Side-by-Side with Sidelocks

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.

Gauges:
12 Gauge (2 3/4" Chamber)
16 Gauge (2 3/4" Chamber)
20 Gauge (3" Chamber)
28 Gauge (3" Chamber)
.410 Bore (3" Chamber)
Barrels:
12 Gauge, 28" or 30"
16 Gauge, 28" or 30"
20 Gauge, 28" or 30"
28 Gauge, 28" or 30"
.410 Bore, 28" or 30"
Triggers:
Double Triggers, the front articulated
Action:
Sidelocks with Leaf Springs
Monoblock with Leaf Springs
Stocks:
Turkish Walnut wood with choice of straight-grip or Prince-of-Wales finished with checkered butt and traditional oil finish.

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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Krieghoff Leather Trunk Case and Accessory Kit

Engraved Sidelock Essencia with French Grey Nitride and Gold

Skeletonized top lever with Celtic cross

Crown Grade embellishments with owners initials on trigger guard

Gold Quail engraved on Case Color Hardened receiver

Removable Locks with gold washed springs and hammers

Gold Quail in flight engraved on Case Color Hardened receiver

Essencia Sidelock Side-by-Side Shotgun

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 Sidelock Side-by-Side Shotgun comes in 3 different frame sizes; Large (12 Gauge), Medium (16 Gauge, 20 Gauge and 28 Gauge) as well as Small (28 Gauge and .410 Bore).

Standard Case Color Hardened Finish with Gold "Krieghoff" engraving

Side-by-Side Boxlock Shotgun

Each Krieghoff Essencia is made to the customer's needs and wishes. The choices are almost limitless when it comes to features seen on guns of utility and beauty. From a side-opening lever to exposed hammers, there are many ways to customize your Essencia.

Case Color Hardened Boxlock Side-by-Side Shotgun

Side-by-Side Hammer Shotgun

"Aim between the Rabbit's Ears", there's nothing that yells tradition like shooting a hammergun side-by-side shotgun at flushing game. The Essencia Sidelock Side-by-Side with external hammers is the perfect way to spend a day in the field in the most traditional manner.

Side-by-Side external Hammer shotgun with Case Color Hardened Finish

Essencia Side-by-Side Shotgun with Sidelever

The Sidelever Essencia is an optional choice for opening the than the toplever approach. A surprisingly comfortable and easy action allows for opening the gun by pressing the lever down instead of to the side.

Sidelever opening Side-by-Side Shotgun with French Grey Nitride finish

Specifications And Options

Essencia Side-by-Side Shotgun Options:
  • 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
  • Individual custom engravings and custom features on request
Essencia Side-by-Side Shotgun Interchangeable Barrel Specifications and 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)
    • Briley thin-wall interchangeable choke tubes

Essencia Side-by-Side Shotgun Options
  • 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
  • Single non-selective trigger
  • Non-automatic safety
 Essencia Side-by-Side Shotgun Stock Options:
  • Wood upgrade to “Very Best”
  • Deluxe Oak and Leather Case with accessories