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    I may have the opportunity to pick up a PSP with an SL7 rifle. The PSP has been described as having a "dull satin nickel" finish. I'm awaiting pics. The question is: Any chance this is an HK factory finish???? Or definitely aftermarket??

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    Post the guns info and you'll get an answer (date code, ser #.) It would be nickel if from HK as the PSP did not come in stainless or chrome.

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    Here's a few obvious indicators it's been refinished -

    On the factory plated ones, the squeeze cocking lever IS plated, the grip screws, slide takedown button, front and rear sights are blued. And the heat shield is black as well, but a PSP type doesn't have a heat shield.

    However - I'm not sure that therre were any P7 (PSP) at all that were factory nickel plated, unless there were a few very special custom samples, but if there are I am not familiar with any, and they would be extremely rare.

    To the best of my knowledge, only american P7s (P7M8s, M10s, and M13s) got nickel plating at the factory, and are all KC date coded.

    Here is a pic of a factory plated P7M13:



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    10-4. It says "T25 Silver Slide" on the box. Is the serial number on the label?

    Scott

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    I pretty sure AviatorDave is correct. There were no nickel P7s. I cannot recall ever reading of any or seeing any. Dollars to doughnuts it is an aftermarket plating. Just because it says it on the tag does not mean HK did it. CDNN was selling quite a few plated P7s in the last 6 months and I would wager it is one of those pistols. In fact, CDNN is still selling them. Look on page 10 of their current catalog. It says "custom finished" not HK factory finished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loptics View Post
    10-4. It says "T25 Silver Slide" on the box. Is the serial number on the label?

    Scott
    It should be, but a lot of them got their boxes mixed around, so it may or may not be the same one as on the pistol. As long as they're not trying to gouge you out of a bunch of extra money claiming its factory nickel, that should make a really nice one. I've seen some of the T-25 marked ones in person, they were all very nice.

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    The squeeze cocker, frame, everything except the slide is black. Good looking gun and has walnut grips, a Don Hume holster, mag holder and three mags. I'll be checking it out Wednesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Bore View Post
    CDNN was selling quite a few plated P7s in the last 6 months and I would wager it is one of those pistols. In fact, CDNN is still selling them. Look on page 10 of their current catalog. It says "custom finished" not HK factory finished.
    Yes, that is the pistol. Anyone know what CDNN is charging for that pistol??

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    And what the heck is "T25" finish. Google has nothing on it....

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    There are no Original Factory Hard Chrome or Plated P7's. Any hard chrome or plated P7 has been refinished at some point.

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