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I do like HK, and really enjoy shooting my USP in 40S&W.

Unlike DUA, as for collectible ones, so far I only got two HK4s.

The first one came with matching 22LR conversion barrel, I say matching because the test target of the barrel has the same pistol serial number on it. It's dated 1968. The other, test fired in 1975, came with all 4 barrels - 22LR, 6,35Br, 7,65Br and 9mm kurz, including cleaning tools, targets, user manual and a nice letter from HK to previous owner explaining how to install the 22LR barrel. Both models have different variant slide, and the manuals depict the correct one for each.

Included also is a pic of my 1968 Mauser Hsc in top condition.

So, nothing out of this world, but nice to have.

I hope you like them.

Very nice.


I've never seen an HK4 four barrel. I would think that is rare, especially with the HK letter and manuals detailing all configurations (illustrated, no less).


The Mauser is in awesome shape also.


I'm currently focused on an AR platform purchase, or 2, but also have my eye on a HK P9S variant (seeing where it goes). Would like an HK4 eventually.


I need a bigger gun budget!
 

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Well, I have plenty of experience with the G3 and G36, as well as the P8, and some with the MP5. Personal preferences aside, all of the aforementioned shoot reliably and accurately. I dislike the Hensoldt scope on the G36.

The MP5 is the best 9mm subgun that I ever shot and a h-u-g-e improvement over the UZI. The G3 is very well made, durable, and rock solid. The G3s showed no signs of having been thrown out of windows during house-to-house training in Hammelburg when they hit the ground.

Since the German army transitioned to HK P8s from the anitquated P1 design, average shooting scores have definitely improved, as did the longevity.

I still prefer my AR carbine with the ACOG over the G36 but had some perfect runs with 100% scores with the G36.


If there's one thing HK excelled at, it's the design and production of quality stamped sheet metal firearms. I've handled several dozen/fired a few MP5s/MP5 clones, and their sub-gun counterparts. The HKs just oozes quality, and exhibit a "feel" the others don't have when fired. Some of the others just look rushed into production, with poor fit, finish and sometimes function.


Nice pic!
 

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If there's one thing HK excelled at, it's the design and production of quality stamped sheet metal firearms. I've handled several dozen/fired a few MP5s/MP5 clones, and their sub-gun counterparts. The HKs just oozes quality, and exhibit a "feel" the others don't have when fired. Some of the others just look rushed into production, with poor fit, finish and sometimes function.


Nice pic!
I agree, the G3 was also my issued sniper rifle and fully adequate for the intended use. If memory serves me correctly a three inch group was good enough for the rifle to be accepted for general military use. Sniper rifles were selected and a Hensoldt 4x24 added. The night vision scope and lamp was over 20 lbs!

Don't have the G36 but I still have the green beret:).

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Added the photo, what is neat about the mags is that they can be coupled together really easily (lower left corner).

 

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I agree, the G3 was also my issued sniper rifle and fully adequate for the intended use. If memory serves me correctly a three inch group was good enough for the rifle to be accepted for general military use. Sniper rifles were selected and a Hensoldt 4x24 added. The night vision scope and lamp was over 20 lbs!

Don't have the G36 but I still have the green beret:).

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Added the photo, what is neat about the mags is that they can be coupled together really easily (lower left corner).


Darn Andy, you need to warn us before posting gun porn like that!
 

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TAI has had that listed for 2 weeks at $7k.


I would expect to see a "min bid" price drop when they relist it tomorrow.


My collection mainly consists of safe queens and shooters of German guns from this era (P5s/P6s/P7s/P88C). I currently lack a shooter P88 Compact and safe queen P5 Lang.


At the right price, I'm a bidder on this "appears NIB" package.
 

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Yeah, for that money you could buy a really nice Swiss SIG P210 and have enough money left over to buy an equally nice P5 Compact. ;)
 

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Malteser2710. I see your location is Malta. Do you buy your Walthers there in Malta or from elsewhere in Europa? Malta must be an interesting cross roads for fine guns.
 

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Firearms in Malta

Malteser2710. I see your location is Malta. Do you buy your Walthers there in Malta or from elsewhere in Europa? Malta must be an interesting cross roads for fine guns.
Hello and thanks for the interest shiwn in my little country.
Personally, I am often amazed myself with the type of guns I come across in Malta. We have had people gun which remained in Malta from WWII, however we get most collectibles from continental Europe these days.
There are also a small number of extrenely well connected and knowledeagle collectors who manage to acquire some beautiful pieces.
 

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Malta is on my travel list after an old German girlfriend of mine raved about her trip there in the mid-1990s. A unique cultural blend and history that not a lot of people know about, even travel-wise Europeans.
 

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Seems H&Ks R&D shop took a few of the P7 M13 SDs (longer barrel & threaded for suppressor, the package came with a suppressor), and built some "Sport" model P7 M13s.


https://www.gunbroker.com/item/835323681


Wish I had the funds to add a P7 "Lang" to my collection (already over $6000.00).
 

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I considering "jumping in" at the 6k price, but with over a week to go I knew it would exceed my max bid (high 4 figure).
 

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If you have your water, electricity, and gas shut off that should make up the difference.

Hummmm, That just MIGHT work.


Honey? Can you come in here? I have an idea that will enable me to purchase more "top tier" firearms.........


I don't see that discussion turning out well.
 
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