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    Picked this up 5 years ago or so. The guy was selling it online locally for $600. Fortunately for me I had read an artcle on these not a 3 weeks before and jumped on it. Certainly one of my most prized handguns.

    Anyone else here have a MAS HK4? Mine appears to be unissued and the 20th or so to last one produced.

    For those unfamiliar the West German government produced 550 HK4s in France from parts and had them marked as such to circumvent restrictions on importing German made arms into Berlin. These were used by the border patrol, and came as a kit with a .32 ACP duty barrel and .22 LR training barrel. Mine is complete with all boxes, parts, and paperwork.





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    Truly a great find, and an oustanding price!

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    Gorgeous sample!!!
    What date is marked underneath on the frame, and who is the importer?

    Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGG View Post
    Gorgeous sample!!! <img src="https://www.hkpro.com/forum/smilies/eek.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Eek" class="inlineimg" />
    What date is marked underneath on the frame, and who is the importer? [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.hkpro.com/forum/smilies/wink.gif[/IMG]

    Tony
    Its Nov 1974. I don't recall the importer but the markings are under the grips. I will have to see when I get back home later this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Pope View Post
    Its Nov 1974. I don't recall the importer but the markings are under the grips. I will have to see when I get back home later this week.
    Thanks--- interesting that the last HK4 manufactured (52400) is also dated 11/74!!!
    I believe that HK4 manufacturing was 1967-1974--- not 1984, as some have asserted.

    Tony

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    This guy is 52098

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    Hello!
    I just created an H&Kpro account just to comment on this thread. I'm located in Dallas.

    I bought an HK4 a few years ago in beautiful blue. I traded it for an Kanik TP9sa, seemed like a good deal.
    Visually the gun and blueing are in mint condition. There is not a blemish on it, the safety colors are not faded at all. The seller said it was part of his grandpa's estate and he rarely brought it out in the decades he owned it. He gave me two boxes just like the OP uploaded and came with .22 and .32 conversion plus some very old .32 ammunition. Box numbers match.
    It had the .22 set up when I bought it and asked seller if he had recently shot it. Seller said that it worked very well and he had no issues with it.
    Well, as soon as it was mine, I went out to my local range so I can try this beauty.

    Lucky me, I've experienced nothing but malfunctions. Every thing from stove pipe to FTF and FTE.
    I've tried multiple kinds of ammo from CCI to bucket hollow points. After a few tries, it has fired offer CCI rounds but then I have to use the supplied screw driver to extract the case.

    Its been a few years since I've gone to the range to try it out again, I've lost hope. All I can do is occasionally look at its beauty sitting in my safe.
    I had some time today to do some googling which landed me to this post. I'm afraid I'll have to go visit my local gunsmith to see whats wrong since I don't know much about this gun.
    In my opinion I think the previous owner didn't know much about it either and probably didn't do the conversion correctly.

    I will continue reading this forum to see if I can figure it out.
    Just wanted to comment on this post, maybe someone on here can point me in the right direction or maybe link me to some tutorials on this gun.

    Cheers friends!

    PS. I'll try to look up the serial number and post some photos when I get home from work tonight

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    You might want to send it out to a HK Certified armorer for a cleaning, inspection and tuneup. Teufelshund regularly posts pics of firearms he is going over and discovering disintegrating buffers etc. When you have a collectable you wish to shoot it is better to have professional eyes on it that might identify and correct issues before they result in permanent damage or you selling it thinking it is junk when it just needs the right love to get it running properly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppawheelie View Post
    Hello!
    I just created an H&Kpro account just to comment on this thread. I'm located in Dallas.

    I bought an HK4 a few years ago in beautiful blue. I traded it for an Kanik TP9sa, seemed like a good deal.
    Visually the gun and blueing are in mint condition. There is not a blemish on it, the safety colors are not faded at all. The seller said it was part of his grandpa's estate and he rarely brought it out in the decades he owned it. He gave me two boxes just like the OP uploaded and came with .22 and .32 conversion plus some very old .32 ammunition. Box numbers match.
    It had the .22 set up when I bought it and asked seller if he had recently shot it. Seller said that it worked very well and he had no issues with it.
    Well, as soon as it was mine, I went out to my local range so I can try this beauty.

    Lucky me, I've experienced nothing but malfunctions. Every thing from stove pipe to FTF and FTE.
    I've tried multiple kinds of ammo from CCI to bucket hollow points. After a few tries, it has fired offer CCI rounds but then I have to use the supplied screw driver to extract the case.

    Its been a few years since I've gone to the range to try it out again, I've lost hope. All I can do is occasionally look at its beauty sitting in my safe.
    I had some time today to do some googling which landed me to this post. I'm afraid I'll have to go visit my local gunsmith to see whats wrong since I don't know much about this gun.
    In my opinion I think the previous owner didn't know much about it either and probably didn't do the conversion correctly.

    I will continue reading this forum to see if I can figure it out.
    Just wanted to comment on this post, maybe someone on here can point me in the right direction or maybe link me to some tutorials on this gun.

    Cheers friends!

    PS. I'll try to look up the serial number and post some photos when I get home from work tonight
    Welcome to the site--- send it to James (@Marine0303) to get it 100% functional!!!

    Tony

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