SOLD FOR: $2,193.00
Make: Heckler and Koch
Model: USP 45 Match
Serial Number: 25-042129
Year of Manufacture: 1998
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Traditional Double Action (DA/SA) Semi-Automatic with Decocking/Safety Lever and Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked with the HK logo and “US”, ”.45 AUTO”, the Eagle over “N” proof mark, “KI”, an Ulm antler proof, and “25-042129”. The side of the barrel is marked with an HK logo and“.45 Auto / 25-042129” with an eagle over “N” proof. The left side of the frame shows an Eagle over “N” proof mark. The right side of the frame is marked “Heckler & Koch GmbH / Make in Germany”. The bottom of the trigger guard has the HK Warning. The bottom of the dust cover is marked “Heckler & Koch, INC. / Sterling, VA” and has a metal plate marked with the serial number. The left side of the grip at the bottom is marked “HK USP”, the right is marked with a patent number. The left side of the weight is marked “Match” filled in white, the front face is marked “HK” filled in red, and the inside of the weight on the larger piece hidden by the clamp piece is marked “.45”.
Barrel Length: 6.02”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a tall blade, angled slightly forward, which is dovetailed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a square notch, adjustable for elevation and windage dovetailed into the rear of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are integral to the frame. The side surfaces are textured and the front and rear faces are checkered. The grips have a light arc of wear from the decocker on the left and some scuffing at the top of the right side and light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in about Very Good-plus condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Black ‘Hostile Environment’ (http://www.kaneohegs.com/testing.htm) Finished Slide, Black Polymer Frame.
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the polygonal rifling is well formed. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 92% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at all edges including on the weight. The barrel shows light-moderate operational wear. The slide has a few scattered light marks. The extractor appears to have discolored slightly. The mount screw heads are tool marked but still have crisp flats. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Very Good-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double action trigger is smooth. The single action trigger is crisp. The slide has little play to the frame. The O-ring appears intact and has little wear. 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: The pistol comes with one 10-round magazine which has moderate operational wear, a strong spring and intact feed lips, in about Good-plus condition. The installed barrel weight is included as described, in about Very Good-plus condition.
Our Assessment: The USP Match is a long barrel variation of the USP with a rail-mounted weight to help reduce recoil and tall adjustable target sights. Only made in 1997 and 1998, there is collector value to these pistols, but they are also a wonderful target gun with the weight helping to reduce recoil of .45 ACP and the adjustable target sights allowing for fast acquisition and precise shot placement. The trigger is nice with an over-travel adjustment screw on the back. The magazine release is ambidextrous and the safety can be engaged to carry cocked-and-locked or used as a decocker to safely drop the hammer for a double-action first shot. The thumb safety can even be engaged with the hammer down, giving essentially all the options for carry condition. This is a purpose-built competition pistol and should serve is new owner well. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California. This handgun CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. This does not apply to out of state residents.