Krieghoff Gun of the Year 2023 – “Buffalo Jump”
March 6, 2023

Each year Krieghoff selects an iconic theme for the Gun of the Year to be engraved by some of the best European Master Engravers. Krieghoff then reveals the year’s “Gun of the Year” at the IWA Outdoor Classic in Nuremberg Germany, and the results are always spectacular.

The Krieghoff Gun of the Year 2023 “Buffalo Jump” honors a Native American hunting tradition. Named after the cliffs that played a vital part in their hunting success, the K-80/S engraved by Creative Art features historic hunting scenes rendered in remarkable detail and grace.

Creative Art places you in the hunt so realistically you can feel the thundering of hooves and the adrenaline of the hunt. The receiver sides of the K-80/S portray the Native American braves driving the bison towards the “Buffalo Jump”. Each hunter displays their expert horsemanship as they charge on their mounts toward the gathering herd. Some ride reinless while releasing arrows and waving their bows to direct the herd to the cliffs. Caught up in the frenzy, one horse rears wildly, his skilled rider maintains focus and charges forward. A wizened Chief and young brave supervise the hunt across both the expanded side plates on each side of the receiver.

Native American symbols and traditional weapons adorn the receiver top and the finale of a successful hunt covers the receiver bottom where bison charge off the cliff’s edge to the ground below. In the tradition of their ways, the hunters process the bison and use every part to feed, clothe and shelter their families.

The Krieghoff K-80/S “Buffalo Jump” captures the dramatic scenes of a vital part of Native American history set in the prairies of the Wild West. Krieghoff congratulates Alamo Sporting Arms of Boerne, TX, on commissioning this one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

About Krieghoff International

Dieter Krieghoff, fourth generation of the Krieghoff gunmaking family, established Krieghoff International, Inc. in the United States in 1986. Originally founded as a European hunting gun manufacturer in 1886, Krieghoff has evolved into one of the top names worldwide in competition and field shotguns, as well as hunting rifles. With a reputation for reliability, longevity and outstanding customer service, Krieghoff firearms are the choice of champions. Located in Ottsville, PA, Krieghoff is the sole importer and main service center in North America. For more information visit or email