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    It isn't force matched when HK Germany builds it for you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuntherRommel View Post
    is this "Mr Big Koch " that you guys are referring to? or someone else? either way thank you for the info @Lamont
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clausewitz View Post
    It isn't force matched when HK Germany builds it for you...
    True statement. Buy you would never sell that gun without telling someone about that.

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    I guess I just outed myself...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamont View Post
    True statement. Buy you would never sell that gun without telling someone about that.
    I'll gladly take top dollar for a BK USSOCOM MK23.

    If you want a true USSOCOM, talk to Callahan.
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    The issue raises an interesting question for HK collectors: What constitutes an authentic piece? In this case, how would we define an authentic USSOCOM MK23?

    Clearly a MK23 sitting in a NSW armory would fit the definition. That would be the gold standard. Pre-program prototypes would then come next?

    A USSOCOM slide sitting on a production MK23 frame, not number matching, or forced matched by a third party, would not fit. Or maybe it just wouldn't fit ideally?

    If I remember correctly, Callahan's is a sales team demo model? It is from the correct time period and was part of the program. One could say it spent its enlistment in the recruiting field perhaps? Outside of one that's been dragged through the surf zone 1000 times, Callahan's would be next in the pecking order.

    The BK MK23 I mentioned is all number matching, direct from Oberndorf, no slight of hand involved.

    It is a 100% HK produced USSOCOM; it was simply a few years late to muster!

    So the question is the same as with the P12s. They were produced at a much later date, simply to be sold. Where do they fall on the realness scale?

    A good analogy would be the P80 (Austrian P7 model). In the late 1980s HK Germany made a special run of 5 just for collectors. These are all considered to be P80s, but they would fall into the same category as a BK USSOCOM MK23 from 2019, correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clausewitz View Post
    It isn't force matched when HK Germany builds it for you...

    I might still suck, but at least they don't hate me!
    I understand what you are saying, and agree to some extent--- but it is when it is not "originally" manufactured in that configuration!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clausewitz View Post
    The issue raises an interesting question for HK collectors: What constitutes an authentic piece?
    Known and originally-manufactured:

    Phase I

    23-005 US-GOVT
    23-021 US-GOVT
    23-034 US-GOVT
    23-041 US-GOVT
    23-042 US-GOVT

    Phase II

    23-XXX

    Phase III

    23-0100 USSOCOM
    23-0112 USSOCOM
    23-0307 USSOCOM
    23-0405 USSOCOM
    23-0457 USSOCOM
    23-0458 USSOCOM
    23-0747 USSOCOM
    23-1300 USSOCOM
    23-1531 USSOCOM
    23-2035 (HK/Sterling) USSOCOM
    23-2065 (HK/Sterling) USSOCOM
    23-2085 (HK/Sterling) USSOCOM

    Demonstration Models (confirmed)

    KG (96) 1 23-0077 (HK/Sterling) USSOCOM (F.W. Moll Collection)
    KH (97) 23-0085 (HK/Sterling) USSOCOM (Euro. demonstration model)
    KG (96) 23-2174 (HK/Sterling) USSOCOM (U.S. demonstration model)
    KG (96) 23-2236 (HK/Sterling) USSOCOM (U.S. demonstration model)

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    Sold at $4,750.00!!!

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    Crazy, never saw that coming with just the bare slide and the price change

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