Mark 23 Manual Variants
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Mark 23 Manual Variants

  1. #1
    Member
    josh_ua92's Avatar
    Join Date : Feb 2019
    Posts : 84
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Default

    Wondering how many variants of the Mark 23 manual are out there. I’ve seen at least 3 different manuals digging through posts on here. This is the one that came with my 2010 Mark.

    Last edited by josh_ua92; 03-27-2019 at 09:19 PM.

  2. #2
    AGG
    AGG is offline
    Unrepentant HKHolic
    AGG's Avatar
    Join Date : Feb 2007
    Location : Alabama
    Posts : 30,021
    Mentioned
    158 Post(s)

    Default

    Probably not exhaustive, but here is what I have seen, and the dates therefor:

    a) MK 23 MOD 0

    - May 1996 (short wide rectangular- black top “CONTRACT NUMBER N00164-94-C-0040” in
    white to left and “SW370-BD-OP1-010” in white to right/“Operator’s Manual” in white;
    white middle “MK 23 MOD O/Pistol, Semi-automatic, Caliber .45 ACP/NSN 1005-01-426-
    8951” in black/“HK” in red to lower left over “In a world of compromise, some don’t.”
    in black/“May 1996” in black in center; black bottom “Distribution authorized to US
    Government agencies and their contractors. “Distribution authorized to U.S. Government
    agencies and their contractors. This publication is required for administration/
    and operational purposes as determined 1 Apr 96. Other requests for this document
    shall be referred to Commander, Crane/Division, Naval Warfare Surface Center, Code
    4081, 300 Hwy 361, Crane, IN 47522.” in white)

    b) Mark 23

    - 1996/1997/1998/1999/2000/2001/2002 (short wide rectangular- black top “Operator’s
    Manual” in white; white bottom “Mark 23/Pistol, Semi-automatic, Caliber .45 ACP/NSN
    1005-01-426-8951” in black/“HK” in red)--- first manuals “October 1996”

    A) BC (12) 23-015295 (Canada)- short wide rectangular- black top “Operator’s Manual” in
    white; white bottom “Mark 23/Pistol, Semi-automatic, Caliber .45 ACP in black/“HK” in
    black (October 1996)

    - 2002/2003/2004/2005/2006/2007- (short wide rectangular- black top “Operator’s Manual”
    in beige; beige bottom “Mark 23/Pistol, Semi-automatic, Caliber .45 ACP/NSN 1005-01-
    426-8951” in black/“HK” in black)
    - 2007/2008/2009/2010 (long rectangular- black/“HK” in red/“HECKLER & KOCH” in white/“NO
    COMPROMISE” in white/“Mark 23/OPERATOR’S MANUAL” in white)
    - 2010/2012/2013/2014/2015/2016/2017/2018/2019 (long rectangular- black top “Mark 23/
    OPERATOR’S/MANUAL” in white; white middle “HK” in red/”HECKLER & KOCH” in black; black
    bottom “CALIBER .45 ACP” in white)

    c) European (long rectangular- gray outside- top left “Mark 23/Cal. .45 Auto- top right
    “HK” in black- bottom “Beschreibung, Bedienung und Pflege/Operator’s Manual” in black/
    white center square

  3. #3
    Member
    josh_ua92's Avatar
    Join Date : Feb 2019
    Posts : 84
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Default

    Wow!! I’m blown away Tony! That’s exactly the info I was looking for. Thank you yet again for sharing your knowledge!

  4. Remove Advertisements
    HKPro.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member
    josh_ua92's Avatar
    Join Date : Feb 2019
    Posts : 84
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Default

    For those interested, here is a photo of two of the manuals that @AGG mentioned. I hope @Kelly is okay with me borrowing their photograph from a previous post (original post linked below photos).

    The top photo is of the “a) MK23 MOD 0” manual. Bottom is an earlier “b) MARK 23” manual (appears to be the 1996-2002 variant).



    Photo from: https://www.hkpro.com/forum/hk-handg.../topics/211197

  6. #5
    AGG
    AGG is offline
    Unrepentant HKHolic
    AGG's Avatar
    Join Date : Feb 2007
    Location : Alabama
    Posts : 30,021
    Mentioned
    158 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by josh_ua92 View Post
    Wow!! I’m blown away Tony! That’s exactly the info I was looking for. Thank you yet again for sharing your knowledge!
    You are more than welcome!!!

    Tony

  7. #6
    Desperately Needs Treatment
    audiction's Avatar
    Join Date : Mar 2012
    Posts : 1,998
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)

    Default

    I'm very fortunate to have all those manuals but the hardest to acquire would be top photo (MK23 USSOCOM). I believe I have 2 or maybe even 3 brand new in their ziplock packet.

  8. #7
    Member
    josh_ua92's Avatar
    Join Date : Feb 2019
    Posts : 84
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by audiction View Post
    I'm very fortunate to have all those manuals but the hardest to acquire would be top photo (MK23 USSOCOM). I believe I have 2 or maybe even 3 brand new in their ziplock packet.
    @audiction that is very impressive!! THREE nonetheless. Do you have the Euro manual aswell??
    Last edited by josh_ua92; 03-28-2019 at 11:58 PM.

  9. #8
    Desperately Needs Treatment
    audiction's Avatar
    Join Date : Mar 2012
    Posts : 1,998
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by josh_ua92 View Post
    @audiction that is very impressive!! THREE nonetheless. Do you have the Euro manual aswell??


    yes i only have 1 and it came with my unfired euro mark 23.

Sponsored Links

 
 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •