I've been looking for a 94 for a long time and may have found one. I'm surprised that I cant find any for sale on line. Whats the deal?
I think the introduction of the SP5k has softened the values for 94s (and the remote chance HK could import pistol versions of the 94). With lower prices for the 94, fewer people are willing to part with them, so supply has dried up a bit.
Yeah, for real.
I'm in the market for a 94 as well. Originally had plans to SBR it. But now -- if I find one in stock, good shape -- I think I'll leave it alone. Maybe just pop a fake can on it to hide the pencil barrel.
Everyone chops them up. Like the SL8. Factory condition guns are becoming very rare. Most have been modified. 10-15 years from now, folks looking for unmolested factory HK guns will have a market of maybe 10-15 guns? lol
From a historical perspective, ban-era guns were produced for only a short period of time, and a great many were modified. Fertile ground for rare collector-grade items.
I'm not saying its a for-sure thing. Just noting that I'm often surprised what ends up constituting "collector items" -- generally it seems to be rarity more than form or function. G3 bipod anyone?
There just IS something about an HK91 with period-correct, original accessories. Sure, it would be CHEAPER to replace the foreend with a G3 Spuhr foreend, and strap on an Atlas bipod. More functional, better quality, and cheaper. And yet original means something to folks. <shrug>
"Sometimes change sucks."- Anne Frank
Reloading: A low impact exercise with a high impact payoff.
Take your wife or GF to the range more. If you want her to get the bug, you've got to expose her to the disease.
I have an unmolested SL8-6 and it will stay that way as long as I'm alive. I see lots of hacked up HK's for sale and in my mind it ruins the value. I understand the desire for a clone but I would never cut up a gun that is no longer made or imported. If my memory still works there were only 15k or so HK 94's imported to the us. If I'm lucky enough to get one it will remain unmolested.
I've wanted a 94 since I bought a couple SP5Ks and saw how Gdamn fun 9mm roller locks are. But I'm probably not going to shell out for one. If I did, I would be hesitant to do to it what I want, so I'll probably just pick up a Zenith. Functionally, I doubt I would notice a difference, and although I'm definitely a HK snob I'm not so far down the rabbit hole that I can't convince myself a clone made on HK tooling isn't *almost* as good.
Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.