Heckler & Koch H&K H-K HK SL7 SL-7 .308 Winchester Semi-Auto Rifle, 1984

SOLD FOR: $2900

LSB#: 210930MS01

Make: Heckler & Koch

Model: HK-SL7

Serial Number: 16458

Year of Manufacture: 1984 (IE date code)

Caliber: .308 Winchester

Action Type: Roller Delayed Blowback Semi-Automatic with Detachable Magazine

Markings: The left of the barrel, under the vented handguard, is marked “.308 Win.”, eagle over “N”, “IE” date code and Ulm antler proof mark. The left of the barrel shank is marked with eagle over “N” and “16458”. The left shoulder of the receiver is marked “HK CHANTILLY VA / HECKLER & KOCH GMBH / OBERNDORF/N MADE IN W-GERMANY” and “Mod HK-SL7”. The left of the 10-round magazine body is marked “.308”, the follower is marked “3”, the left of the 3-round magazine is marked “.243 / .308” and the follower is marked “3”.

Barrel Length: Approximately 17 3/4″

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a post pinned to a hooded, serrated, ramped base fixed to the muzzle. The rear sight is an HK-style four-position rotating “drum” type sight with one “V”-notch and three apertures. The top of the receiver is cut for an HK-style QD scope base which is installed and includes 1″ rings.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one piece smooth walnut with a separate ventilated walnut handguard held in place by a pinned nosecap, semi-pistol grip, semi-monte carlo comb, smooth steel “cup”-style buttplate, sling bar mounted in the left of the buttstock and a sling eyelet integral to the left of the nosecap. The stock has scattered nicks, dings, scuffs and scratches with a couple of more notable dings on the right of the grip. The handguard has similar scattered light wear. The LOP measures 13 1/2? from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has scattered light wear and minor surface oxidation, mostly around the edges. Overall, the stock is in Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: The barrel and barrel shank are blued, the receiver has a matte phosphate finish.

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the polygonal rifling is well defined. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance is in scattered minor nicks, scuffs, scratches and light operational wear. The finish of the barrel shank has a plum hue. The screw heads are tool marked with well defined heads. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Very Good-Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The safety is mounted on the left between the receiver and trigger guard, the magazine release is mounted at the front of the trigger guard. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with the installed scope mount, a brown leather sling, one 3-round magazine, one 10-round magazine, and a hex-wrench for disassembly. The sling shows scattered light wear. The 10-round magazine has light operational wear and a couple of spots of minor surface oxidation, intact feed lips and a strong spring. The 3-round magazine has moderate wear and discoloration on the floorplate, light operational wear, intact feed lips and a strong spring.

Our Assessment: Heckler & Koch is well known for their roller-delayed blowback military rifles and they also brought the operating system to sporting rifles with their 630, 770, and 940 lines. The SL6 and SL7 rifles were sort of a half-step with some military-style features such as the ventilated handguard, sights, and sling attachment points, but also with sporting features such as 3-round flush-fit magazines, the same mounting options for optics as their sporting rifles, and a less “military-style” appearance than most of their post-war offerings. This example is an SL7 chambered for .308 Winchester and is in Very Good-Fine condition with light wear in the stocks, minor marks in the metal, a great bore and strong mechanics. This would make a nice rifle for hunting, recreational target shooting or even defense. It will also make a nice addition to an HK collection to sit between an HK91 and a 940. Please see our photos and good luck!

Heckler & Koch H&K H-K HK SL7 SL-7 .308 Winchester Semi-Auto Rifle, 1984
Heckler & Koch H&K H-K HK SL7 SL-7 .308 Winchester Semi-Auto Rifle, 1984