Here's some links for info. KG is date code 96, yes.
The Symbols on HK Firearms
I just received strike one so let me be clear. I'm not price shopping or trying to sell this H&K. It's my 81 year old father's and he asked me to find information. He called H&K and they directed him to this site (he doesn't have a computer). He's looking for information on the Mark 23 SOCOM 45 ACP with what I believe to be a date code of KG. Please confirm if this is 1996 production (he purchased on January 31, 1997). It's in a green camo nylon case - unfired - and has threaded barrel. He never purchased the can.
He has a gun magazine article from 1996 which describes the weapon, rigorous military testing, and adaptation by SEALS. There's got to be more information out there.
Welcome to the site--- be thankful that you still have your father with you!!!
On the left slide, is it engraved "Mark" or "MARK"?
Please feel free to pose specific queries.
You're father has great taste in handguns, that's for sure!
Tan USPT 45
OD USPT 45 #25-100000
Welcome! Congratulations to your Father. He made a great choice at the right time.