Equally so, I could see HK having made a batch as an experiment, and when they didn't sell simply discount them to get them to move.
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Maybe they had left over stock sets and mags so they built complete guns? I have no clue. The gun public thought they were ugly then, as they do now. I just can’t imagine some guy in marketing thought it would be great to make this limited run, with all the effort to paint a multiple color pattern on the gun and mags, then sell them for $100 less than a black gun (a sizable discount back then). Trouble is, all the HK employees I knew from back then, are all dead, except maybe Wayne Weber who has moved on.
Do you guys really think that was done at the factory, or by a contractor as part of an HK contract? It's damned hideous IMHO, poorly executed. Reminds me of the hand-painted camo jobs you would see on Rhodesia era FALs.
I'll bet the high bidder owns a Porsche Panamera, those are expensive and fugly too.
Mrs. Peel, we're needed.
Pretty sure the subcontractor that did the paint jobs had been tracked down to a now defunct shop out of Florida.
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