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H&K Mk. 23, owners?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by CharlesAFerg, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    A friend of mine is looking to purchase one, and I'm curious if anybody has any leads on who may have them at a decent price. Although, it seems like they're just here and there from, appearing sporadically from private owners.

    Also, when did the Navy coating change to the nitro-carburized hazardous environment finish? Any specific serial numbers to avoid, look for?

    Surely more questions will follow, but I'm confident in my knowledge of these handguns already. I'd stilllike to hear what all of you have to say.
  2. Creeper

    Creeper Ravensdale, WA. Member

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    Check the HKPRO and even PCT... they occasionally pop up for (sometimes well) under $2K.

    Any time I see a NIB one anywhere, they're $2100 to $2300.

  3. 2Z4

    2Z4 Milwaukie Active Member

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    I have had one since 2005. I believe the HE finish came in around 2001 or so, but I might be wrong. There used to be a site called Mark23.com that had all that info, but it has since been crashed somehow. If you keep your eyes out on Gunbroker.com there are usually a half dozen Mark 23s for sale on there. Keith's had a used one for sale at the gunshow a few months back for around 1400. That's probably the best price you're going to see for that gun. I don't believe there are any serial numbers to avoid per se. I've never heard of anyone having a problem with one of these guns. I've never had a problem with mine either. I would say if you want to shoot it DA for the first shot, try and find a gun without the stupid mainspring lock and key system in it. That seems to bump it up to about a 15 pound DA pull.
  4. SonicBlue03

    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    Have your buddy check the Sturmgewehr message board. They're almost always popping up. In fact, one popped up this morning NIB for $1900.

    Ad in question.