Seems like buying used HK's is just as good as buying them brand new as opposed to buying less expensive and lower quality firearms. But I'm always worried what did the owner before me do to this gun, for example I had a freind that wanted to shoot my P2k and ran a clip of his own reloaded cast lead through it, 13 rounds not a big deal but I was kinda worried. Then theres that video on youtube of a guy smashing his P2000 with the bucket of a backhoe... Maybe it's my OCD. Seems to be HK's have few problems and if any they are well known and common such as the old firing pins in USP's and dirty ejectors not ejecting rounds.
Have you brought a used HK that is problematic or became problematic? This is kind of a extension of my other thread in which you guys gave me solid advice about building a spare parts kit. TIA.
Most of my H&K's were bought gently used. I like to get a good look at them to spot any mis-use etc., they have all been clean and well taken care of though, so Im fortunate and have had zero issues. The most recent was actually bought NIB $650/free shipping on the USP Compact 9mm, first HK was a used full size USP .40sw with 159 rounds on it for $650, that also looked new. Just use your common sence, and know what to look for...usually scrapes/gouges on the frame to me is an indication of abuse on an other wise piece that looks fairly clean to new. Dont confuse that with a nice carry piece thats seen a few miles, but is well maintained and has some minor cosmetic issues and blue gently removed by some honest carry. My main shooter is a KF date coded USP .45 that was very clean, and was told 800 rounds at most, he did polish the hood of the barrel just enough to remove the blue, but other wise well maintained ... I hard chromed the top end of that one, put Meprolight orange/green nights/Decal Grip, its really my favorite USP! Never any issues with it either. =)
Hoppes took the lead right out. This was all in the first month of me owning my first HK, so I was still scared to even shoot +p ammo through it. I must have called HK customer service once a week and asked if I could shoot +p ammo. Lol. So I was still in the babying stage of owning the P2k.
Yea I don't think mine was shot alot. The barrel doesn't have any wear on the locking block or the muzzle. There are also no appearent marks and def no chips on the polymer frame. One of these days I want to learn how to remove the ejector and clean it, it seems to be that is a common problem in all used firearms. Do you think getting a cotton swab/rag in there with a dental pick is good enough to clean it out?
Drive the extractor roll pin out from the inside with slide off just enough to free the extractor(dont drive it all the way out), keep your finger on it as its under spring pressure. Clean the race/spring/extractor well, put the spring/extractor back in place and carefully drive the roll pin back into place with the slide laying on the bench.(Top up)
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Roll pin is 3x14
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If somebody smashed it with a backhoe it will probably be pretty obvious on the finish although it would probably still work just fine. You could always buy one with a newer date code to avoid getting the old style firing pin ect. or you could just replace it yourself with a new one. Not a bad idea to take out the extractor and clean all the gunk out in there on a used gun either, not that hard to do.