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HK 91 Question

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by magshooter, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. magshooter

    magshooter oregon Member

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    I have a chance to pick up a 91 in well used a little rough cosmetic condition in the $1800 to $2100 range is this a fair price? Is there a recommended source to re-finish to original condition?
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  2. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    In this market, that kind of money for a rough example that needs refinishing...probably not a good deal. What else has been neglected that you don't see? Pony up a few hundred more for an excellent, original example and you'll have a firearm that will maintain a high resale value.

    Option: With the market as soft as it is, you could get for less money a Springfield SAR3, SAR3/8 or early SAR8, all made to HK specs on HK equipment in Greece. The Springfield is just as good as a 'real' HK....better actually, because the SAR carries with it a lifetime warranty that follows the rifle, the HK does not. If you do start down this road, make sure you get a stamped SAR, not one of the later milled aluminum examples. The SAR rifle isn't 'collectable' like the HK is, but it still retains a higher resale value than the other contract and clone rifles because of the name and the warranty.

    Here's a pretty good writeup on HK rifles and the variants. It rates the Greek SAR right up there with the original HK. Most other articles out there will do the same.

    http://m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=78756

    Keith
     
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  3. magshooter

    magshooter oregon Member

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    Thanks Keith, My other thought was a ptr91 military from cdnn for $899 if I can find a local ffl to do this for me.