SOLD FOR: $4501
Make: Heckler & Koch
Serial Number: 17-82139
Year of Manufacture: 1989 (IK Date Code)
Caliber: 9mm Parabellum
Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Grip-Cocked, Gas Delayed Blow Back, Semi-Automatic, Removable Magazine Fed Pistol
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “P7 M13 / 9mm x 19″ and “HECKLER & KOCH GMBH / OBERNDORF/N MADE IN W-GERMANY”, the right is marked with the serial number, “M13”, eagle over “N” proof and “Hk Inc. Sterling VA”. The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number, “M13”, eagle over “N”, date code and Ulm antler. The grip panels are marked “Hk P7M13”.
Barrel Length: 4”
Sights / Optics: The pistol has a three white-dot sighting system. The front sight is a blade with one dot that is dovetailed onto the slide. The rear sight is a flat top, square notched base with two dots, dovetailed onto the slide. The top of the slide has a low profile serrated rib.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are high-strength polymer with textured sides, showing a few scattered light marks and some scuffing at the bottom of the right panel. There are no cracks or chips. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
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 handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. The finish is lightly thinning at some edges, most notable at the leading edges of the slide flats and trigger guard. There are a couple of faint spots of thinning on the backstrap at the top and back of the slide. There is a spot of dark discoloration from previous oxidation on the backstrap at the bottom. There are a few scattered light marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This pistol features a gas-delayed delayed blow back system. The pistol’s action is cocked by squeezing the fore strap of the grip frame, delivering a smooth, short trigger pull. The pistol has an ambidextrous magazine release located on the trigger guard. The slide to frame fit is tight. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a serial matching case, cleaning rod in its protective sheath, gas cylinder cleaning tool, and a single 13-round magazine. Please note, no magazine will be included if prohibited by your local laws.
Our Assessment: The decision to equip West German police with an advanced 9mm service pistol and replace existing 7.65mm Browning-caliber weapons was prompted after the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre. The new firearm was to meet the following requirements: chamber the 9×19mm Parabellum cartridge, weigh no more than 1,000 g (35 oz), the pistol’s dimensions would not exceed 180 × 130 × 34 mm, it should have a muzzle energy of no less than 500 J and a service life of at least 10,000-rounds. The pistol was also to be fully ambidextrous, safe to carry with a loaded chamber and able to be quickly drawn and ready to fire instantly. As a result of a competitive bid the German police forces selected three different pistols into service: the Swiss SIG Sauer P225 (designated the P6) and two German designs—the P7 (officially designated the PSP) and the Walther P5. Series production of the P7 started in 1979. Shortly after, the pistol was introduced in a higher capacity, double-stack frame, just in time to be submitted to the US Army trials to replace the 1911. Though the trial ultimately resulted in the adoption of the M9 from Beretta, the P7M13 is still considered by some to be the best version of the P7 series. This pistol was made in 1989 and is in Fine Plus condition. The polygonal rifling is still highly formed with no erosion and the pistol has a superb trigger pull that is initiated by squeezing the fore grip of the grip frame. Its blued finish has only the slightest of wear and it appears this pistol was used seldom if at all. It comes with its original box, gas cylinder scraping tool, and a total of one 13-round magazine. Please see our pictures and good luck!