Heckler & Koch H&K HK4 HK-4 .380 ACP 3.3″ Semi-Automatic Pistol, 1967 C&R

SOLD FOR: $3,126.40

LSB#: 231102TC010

Make: Heckler & Koch


Serial Number: 

Year of Manufacture: 1967

Caliber: .380 ACP

Action Type: 
Double / Single Action, Semi-Automatic, Removable Magazine Fed Pistol

Barrel Length: 

Sights / Optics: 
The front sight is a low profile blade, which is integral to the slide, sitting in a “U” channel on top of the slide. The rear sight is a square notched base which is dovetailed onto the slide.

Stock Configuration & Condition:
 The grip is a one-piece checkered brown plastic stock with black marbling. There is a thumb shelf on the left panel. There are some scattered nicks, scuffs, and light scratches. There are scattered light handling marks. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition.

Type of Finish: 
Blue Slide with Matte Gray Alloy Frame

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In my opinion, this bore rates 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 92% of its metal finish. There is finish wear on the edges. There are some scattered spots of discoloration and finish loss from previous oxidation, most noticeable on the left side of the slide. There are a few little scuffs that have thinned the finish. There are a few little marks through the finish. There is standard operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine Plus condition.

The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is an HK4 box with H&R insert, three (3x) 10-round .22 LR magazines, two (2x) 10-round .25 ACP magazines, nine (9x) 9-round .32 ACP magazines, three (3x) 8-round .380 ACP magazines, cleaning rod, .22 LR barrel, .25 ACP barrel, .32 ACP barrel, conversion case, and spare recoil buffers. The .22 LR bore is bright with sharp rifling and a few small spots of erosion, in my opinion it rates 8 out of 10. the .25 ACP bore is bright with sharp rifling and a few spots of minor surface erosion, in my opinion, it rates 9.5 out of 10. The .32 ACP bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion, in my opinion, it rates 10 out of 10.

Our Assessment: 
Today, Heckler & Koch is well known as a pistol manufacturer from their USP series to the more modern P30 and VP series. In the mid-60s, however, they had never made a pistol. Heckler & Koch, quite literally, rose from the rubble of WWII, creating a metal fabrication company with what machines could be recovered from the Oberndorf Mauser factory. Initially producing parts for sewing machines and bicycles, they did not begin producing firearms until the ’50s, when they came out with the G3 in response to a request from the newly formed Bundeswehr. It was not until 1966 that H&K began looking into producing pistols with the HK4 being their first offering in 1967. The name came from the pistol’s ability to accept four different barrels in four different cartridges: .22, .25, .32 and .380. By changing the barrel, recoil spring and magazine, the pistol could be swapped between these cartridges at will, allowing for inexpensive practice, use of different cartridges based on availability and price. Though perhaps not as well known as pistols such as the PPK or HSc, the HK4 was nonetheless a commercial success and saw adoption by the German Custom Police. This example is from very early in production, before the need for import marks and with importation performed by Harrington & Richardson, but it does come with some H&R marked accessories (case inserts). This one comes with all the conversion barrels, their appropriate recoil springs, and an astounding total of seventeen magazines!!! The pistol and conversion kits each have a case for storage. This is an outstanding ensemble and not something that comes around everyday. This is a great example of HK’s first foray into the pistol market in great condition. Not only does it have cases, conversion, barrels, seventeen magazines, but the cherry on top is that its C&R eligible. This it will make a fantastic addition to any collection. Please see our photos and good luck!

Some are hot, some are not, but thankfully most can be shot!

Heckler & Koch H&K HK4 HK-4 .380 ACP 3.3" Semi-Automatic Pistol, 1967 C&R
Heckler & Koch H&K HK4 HK-4 .380 ACP 3.3″ Semi-Automatic Pistol, 1967 C&R