Heckler & Koch H&K H-K HK SL7 SL-7 .308 Winchester Semi-Auto Rifle, 1985
SOLD FOR: $3375
Make: Heckler & Koch
Serial Number: 17763
Year of Manufacture: 1985 (IF 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”, “IF” date code and Ulm antler proof mark. The left of the barrel shank is marked with eagle over “N” and “17763”. 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 “.243 / .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 sight is adjustable for windage and elevation, the adjustment tool is included. The top of the receiver is cut for an HK-style QD scope base. A B-Square base and 1″ rings are included.
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 only a few scattered minor marks. There are no chips or cracks. The nosecap has some light wear around the pin holes. The LOP measures 13 7/8? from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has a few spots of light wear and minor surface oxidation, mostly around the edges. Overall, the stock is in Excellent 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 98% of its metal finish. The action has minor operational wear and there is light wear on the top of the receiver consistent with a previously installed optic mount. The finish of the barrel shank has a plum hue. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads show little to no sign of use. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Excellent 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:
-Printout of SL series advertisement
-Brown leather sling
-B Square optic mount and 1″ rings
-One 10-round magazine with black nylon S.O. Tech magazine pouch and one 3-round flush-fit magazine
-Sight adjustment tool and spare black plastic buffer plate
The optic mount shows light wear consistent with previous installation. Otherwise, the accessories show little or no use-wear.
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 Excellent condition. The rifle shows little sign of use, retaining the vast majority of its metal finish, a great bore and strong mechanics. The rifle comes with a nice assortment of accessories including magazines, sling and an optic mount. This would make a nice rifle for hunting, recreational target shooting or even defense. It will also make a great addition to an HK collection to sit between an HK91 and a 770. Please see our photos and good luck!