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    So I finally decided to put together my own rendition of the USSOCOM, started the KAC cooking at my LGS and managed to get a very early serial LAM-450 in excellent condition for a great price, then I got a MARK 23 from GB. I didn't carefully study the photos aside from wear because I figure every HK out of the factory will be the same aside from coating difference/date code, then this shows up at my LGS. Confirmed with HK CS that it is indeed a factory blemished copy of what I would consider their flagship handgun, the M starts in the correct location then trails off down and to the right.

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    That’s cool. I can imagine a German somewhere having a coronary after seeing that leave the factory.
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    Well, it's definitely different. How the hell does this even happen?

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    That is interesting, though I don't know if collectible guns are like postage stamps and coins where such mistakes almost guaranty increased value. Rare doesn't always mean valuable. But the more important question is does it shoot straight. . . or down and to the right?
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    If "Dirty Harry" had been made in 1996:
    "I know what you're thinking: 'Did he fire twelve shots or only eleven?' Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But being this is a HK MARK 23, the only offensive handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToyCop View Post
    That’s cool. I can imagine a German somewhere having a coronary after seeing that leave the factory.
    My thoughts exactly.

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    Well, it's definitely different. How the hell does this even happen?
    Maybe it was made during Oktoberfest.

    Quote Originally Posted by Callahan View Post
    That is interesting, though I don't know if collectible guns are like postage stamps and coins where such mistakes almost guaranty increased value. Rare doesn't always mean valuable. But the more important question is does it shoot straight. . . or down and to the right?
    I have no intention of selling it or trying to sell it, I look at it as character. I'm just flabbergasted that something like this escaped HK's factory, proof house, QC, whatever process they have must be stringent...especially on a Mark 23. As you would expect from an HK, it shoots better than I do.
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    Airsoft Style, I'm kidding. That is crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by D9M9TR9S View Post
    Well, it's definitely different. How the hell does this even happen?

    Beer during lunch break :)
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    I actually love this defective mark 23...it's different, unique and definitely a 1 of 1 lol. I wouldn't mind adding something like this to my mark 23 collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnynm View Post
    So I finally decided to put together my own rendition of the USSOCOM, started the KAC cooking at my LGS and managed to get a very early serial LAM-450 in excellent condition for a great price, then I got a MARK 23 from GB. I didn't carefully study the photos aside from wear because I figure every HK out of the factory will be the same aside from coating difference/date code, then this shows up at my LGS. Confirmed with HK CS that it is indeed a factory blemished copy of what I would consider their flagship handgun, the M starts in the correct location then trails off down and to the right.
    Welcome to the site--- very interesting!!!
    I will PM you when you reach 5 posts.

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    I figured you all may want to see what it looks like in its intended form now time to wait
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