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HK91

 


The HK91
First of the 90 series
Cal. 7.62 x 51 NATO

 

                                                          

hk91swamp.jpg (68367 bytes)
Probably the most popular and well known HK promotional photo from the 1980s, an actor in the swamp with HK91A3.   It was captioned, "When you're determined to survive, you leave nothing to chance."  Some have said that it was a SPECOPS operator, and I had reported it to be an HK employee, but he is a model.  It is also a refection of 1970s-80s thinking with respect to the trigger finger.

 

The rifle that started the young company on its way to becoming the preeminent tactical firearms manufacturer during the latter half of the 20th century was known as the G3.  In the early 1970s, before semiautomatic copies of select fire battle rifles or "assault weapons" became really popular, Heckler & Koch adapted the model 91 as a semiautomatic counterpart to the G3 that was deemed importable into the United States until 1989.  The most prolific of the HK90 series to be imported, the 91 was on its way to becoming the most popular rifle import from HK, beating out the 93 in U.S. sales by almost 20 to 1. 

Almost identical to the G3 externally, with only the select fire internals missing, the flipper magazine release deleted, the front pushpin area replaced with the "shelf" and the grenade launching ring omitted from the barrel, the HK91 was considered the "Rolls Royce"  of battle rifle copies.  Introduced at a staggering price of $400 or so dollars at the time, they were unbeknown to most, a significant investment, with most genuine examples bringing now close to $2000 used.

CaliberCyclic RateMag CapacityMode of FireWidth (in/mm)Height (in/mm)Weight (lb/kg)bbl. length (in/mm)Overall
Length (in/mm)
.308 WinNA20/30Semi2.288.269.7017.7140.38
7.62 x 51NA20/30Semi582104.44501025

Detailed disassembly instructions for the HK91

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hk91frozen.jpg (41509 bytes)
Photo from 1986 catalog depicting the HK91 in a hunting role with obvious effort at showing durability of rifle, even when frozen.  Quite possible our "hunter" fell asleep in the tree stand during a sleet storm.

 

hk91creek.jpg (39172 bytes)

hk91a2_3.jpg (33432 bytes)
The HK91A2 above, with fixed stock, and HK91A3, with retractable stock.

 

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What many would characterize as a "dream" setup for their 91, the large array of accessories and scopes available for the 91, to include the .22 cal conversion kit at the upper left.

 

HKPRO Exclusive:  American Importation Data for the HK91

1974

197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989
50300950100015145150658017260552071200148211003501440

Total HK91 Imports from Germany:  48,817