Make: Heckler & Koch
Serial Number: 13727
Year of Manufacture: 1980 (IA Date Code)
Caliber: 9mm Parabellum
Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Grip-Cocked, Gas Retarded Blow Back, Semi-Automatic, Removable Magazine Fed Pistol.
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “HECKLER & KOCH GMBH / OBERNDORF/N MADE IN GERMANY / 9mmX19”, the right is marked with the serial number, eagle over “N” nitro proof and “HK INC ARL VA 22201”. The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number, eagle over “N”, IA date code and Ulm antler. The lower portion of the left grip is marked “HK P7”. The magazine is marked “P7 9X19 / IA”, with 7 witness holes marked from 2 to 8.
Barrel Length: 4.13”
Sights / Optics: The pistol has a three white-dot configuration. The front sight is a Patridge-style blade with one dot that is dovetailed onto the slide. The rear sight is a flat top, combat-square notched base with two dots, dovetailed onto the slide. The top of the slide has a low profile serrated rib which is serrated for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are high strength polymer with pebbled flanks, showing only a few minor scuffs. There are no cracks or major damages. The grips rate in about Fine Plus to Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte & Polished Blue
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the polygonal rifling is highly pronounced. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 93% of its metal finish. The slide has spots of pin prick erosion on the left flank, the fore strap grip have scuffs from normal use. The pistol looks to have been used infrequently. The screw head slots show light tooling but are highly serviceable. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This pistol features a gas-retarded 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 a European-style magazine release on the butt of the grip frame. 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 one factory 8-round blued magazine, showing only a few spots of light wear, rating in Excellent condition. Also included is a printed out owner’s manual, showing some scuffs and discoloration from age, in about Fine condition.
Our Assessment: From Wikipedia “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 P7 was produced primarily by H&K but also under license by the Greek defense firm Hellenic Arms Industry as well as in Mexico by the Departamento de Industria Militar (DIM), as a sidearm for general officers and staff. The pistol was also exported to several countries.” This example was made in 1980, just a year after production began. The item has a strong bore, exceptional mechanics, about 93% of the metal finish remaining and undamaged stocks. An 8-round blued magazine is included, along with a printed out owner’s manual, making this ia great find for HK junkies and concerned citizens alike. In all, it would be very difficult to find a tougher, smoother and more elegant duty or self defense pistol. Please see our pictures and good luck.