SOLD FOR: $5,013
Make: Heckler & Koch
Serial Number: 01555
Year of Manufacture: Modern (1986 or Earlier)
Caliber: .243 Winchester
Action Type: Delayed Blowback Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the chamber ring is marked with a Winged Eagle over “N” German nitro proof and “01555”. The left side of the receiver is marked “HK Inc. ARL VA 22 208 / Heckler & Koch GMBH / Oberndorf/N Made In Germany”, and “Mod. HK-770”. The left side of the barrel is marked “.243”, a proof mark, “HI” and an Ulm “Antler” proof.
Barrel Length: The overall barrel length is about 21”.
Sights / Optics: This rifle is mounted with a flip-up “U” groove rear sight dovetailed in the barrel and a front Patridge style blade pinned to a serrated ramp above the muzzle. The front sight is adjustable for elevation and the rear sight for windage. The receiver has rectangular slots in the flat top of the receiver for H&K scope mounts.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one piece checkered hardwood with a pistol grip, black plastic grip cap and black plastic buttplate. Both the buttplate and grip cap have a white spacer. The stock is a hog back configuration with a cheek piece, and the forend has a Schnabel tip. There are handling marks on the stock, limited primarily to the right side under the bolt handle. There are a few marks on the cheek piece. The checkering shows light wear with no mars. The pistol grip cap screw is a bit worn. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Fine to Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is about mirror bright, a bit fouled, and is an excellent example of H&K’s polygonal bore which really doesn’t have rifling. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is one mark on the left side of the barrel; apparently this is a rub from storage. The left side of the receiver shows handling marks and the top of the receiver shows wear marks from where a scope was mounted. The finish is beautiful. The screw heads are Allen head and show no marks. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly, and the swing-out bolt handle provides lots of leverage for clearing stuck cases. We did not fire this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: A 10-round blued magazine is provided. The magazine is marked “3” on the follower and “.243 / .308” on the left side. It shows almost no surface loss and is in Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: This is a really nice semi-auto rifle. Everything is where you want it, from the bolt release you can easily reach with your right thumb to the easy to operate magazine release you can actually release with the tip of your right index finger. This is a rare rifle and while obtainable in .308, we doubt you could find another one in .243. Our reference books show no reference to one in .243, though a few internet searches reveal discussions of a very few of these produced. Our consignor states it was purchased new, in this configuration. It’s rare and sharp and even if you just want to shoot it, this is an outstanding choice. Why settle for .223 Remington when you can have a .243 Winchester and really reach out for those 400 yard shots?
SOLD FOR: $5,013