SOLD FOR: $3,125.00
Make: Heckler & Koch
Serial Number: 16-104912
Year of Manufacture: 1992 (KC Date Code)
Caliber: 9mm Parabellum
Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Grip-Cocked, Gas Delayed Blow Back, Semi-Automatic, Removable Magazine Fed Pistol (no magazine included)
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “HECKLER & KOCH GMBH / OBERNDORF/N MADE IN W-GERMANY / 9MM X 19″, the right is marked with the serial number, “M8”, eagle over “N” proof and “Hk Ink. Sterling VA”. The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number, “M8”, eagle over “N”, date code and Ulm antler. The left grip panel is marked “Hk P7M8”.
Barrel Length: 4”
Sights / Optics: The pistol has a three white-dot sighting system. The front sight is a Patridge-style 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. The sight inserts appear to have been tritium lamps which no longer provide any glow even in no-light environments.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are high strength polymer with textured sides, showing only very light handling marks. There are no cracks or chips. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Nickel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the polygonal rifling is highly formed. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The left side of the slide has a single spot of surface oxidation above the “C” in “KOCH” and a pair of spots of discoloration between the slide markings and the serrations which may prove to be residue which can be cleaned. The top of the slide has a few spots of discoloration to the left of the slide rib. The screw heads are sharp but have light surface oxidation in the bottom of their slots. 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 black plastic Heckler and Koch box with the serial number molded into the front face of the lid. The box’s exterior shows light scuffs from storage. The interior has little wear. Overall, the box is in about Fine-plus condition. Inside the box is a gas-cylinder scraping tool with no wear, in about Excellent condition. Please note, this pistol does not come with a magazine.
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 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 pistol was made in 1992. 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 nickel finish has only the slightest of imperfections and it appears this pistol was used seldom if at all. It comes with its original box and gas cylinder scraping tool. Please see our pictures and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale but CAN be transferred as a PPT in our Simi Valley location. This does not apply to out of state residents.