Heckler & Koch H&L HK P7M10 P7 M10 .40 S&W Nickel Semi-Auto Pistol MFD 1992

SOLD FOR: $4025

LSB#: 230922MC022

Make: Heckler & Koch

Model: P7M10

Serial Number: 021-1737

Year of Manufacture: 1992 (KC date code)

Caliber: 40 S&W

Action Type: Striker-Fired Semi-Auto fed by Removable Magazine (No magazine included)

Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “P7M10 / .40S&W” and “HECKLER & KOCH GMBH / OBERNDORF/N MADE IN W-GERMANY”. The right side of the slide is marked “021-1737”, “Eagle over N” proof, and “HK Inc Sterling VA”. The right side of the frame is marked “021-1737”, “M10″, an “Eagle over N” proof, “KC” date code and an “ULM antler” proof.

Barrel Length: 4.13”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a white dot. The rear sight is a square notch with two white dots. Both sights are dovetailed into the slide.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece textured polymer panels with smooth borders. Each panel is marked “HK P7 M10” at the bottom. There are some scattered light handling marks. The texturing is strong. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Nickel

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is a faint little mark on the left side of the frame. There are some light handling marks. There is faint operational wear. The screw heads have light use wear with sharp slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This pistol features a gas-delayed delayed blowback system. The pistol’s action is cocked by squeezing the fore strap of the grip frame, delivering a smooth, short trigger pull. 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: None. No magazine is included.

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 adopted by the German Federal Police’s counter-terrorism unit (GSG 9) and the German Army’s special forces formations. The pistol was also exported to several countries. The P7 series became an iconic gas-operated design from Heckler & Koch with a front strap squeeze-cocking lever and many know it from its appearance in the 1988 Christmas Classic “Die Hard”. The P7 was originally chambered for 9mm Luger, and had a single-stack magazine. Later, a double stack model would be introduced, the P7M13. In 1991, the design was beefed up for the .40 S&W cartridge, and this became the P7M10. This example is in fantastic condition and looks as though it was fired infrequently and spent most of its time in the case. It was built with typical German reliability and all steel construction and should be of interest to collectors of modern handguns, as this model was only made for four years. If you aren’t a collector, but simply want a firearm you can carry that is simple to use and with a nice smooth trigger pull, then this pistol will fill the bill… but who are we kidding, this is collector material through and through. Please see our photos and good luck!


Heckler & Koch H&L HK P7M10 P7 M10 .40 S&W Nickel Semi-Auto Pistol MFD 1992
Heckler & Koch H&L HK P7M10 P7 M10 .40 S&W Nickel Semi-Auto Pistol MFD 1992