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    Default HK 300 ID Assistance Needed

    Got a call from an acquaintance last Friday, who was looking to sell a 300. He priced it right, so I took it home. The gun was obviously a shooter and was well worn. With the rifle came the factory 05 mount, rings and an older Redfield 3-9 scope. The recoil buffer was present, but in poor shape. I have a new one coming.

    Looking at the rifle there was no date code, or what I would classify as "common" proofmarks. Other than the importer markings, model, serial number and caliber; the only thing on the gun was a small HK that was circled. I reached out to Tony, who checked his books and advised that the earliest 300 he had record of was a 1976 mfg rifle with a serial number in the 7K range. The earliest mention of the 300 I could find was a magazine article from 1974. Trying to narrow down the year of mfg, and find out what the circled HK mark is on the receiver. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. The next obvious step would be to contact HK directly, but I thought i'd throw it out here first.

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    Sorry that I could not be of more assistance!!!
    I have seen the "HK" in a circle marking, but I cannot remember in what context.
    Also, I have checked Austrian, Belgian, German, Italian, and even Spanish proof marks--- negative.

    Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGG View Post
    Sorry that I could not be of more assistance!!!
    I have seen the "HK" in a circle marking, but I cannot remember in what context.
    Also, I have checked Austrian, Belgian, German, Italian, and even Spanish proof marks--- negative.

    Tony
    It's all good, brother. I appreciate you taking the time to look into it.

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    The only other place I've seen the "HK" in a circle was on some replacement dust covers H&K stamped out for the G1 back in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green57 View Post
    The only other place I've seen the "HK" in a circle was on some replacement dust covers H&K stamped out for the G1 back in the day.

    G57
    That is where I have seen that marking!!!
    However, the G1 was in service from @ 1955-1959, when replaced by the G3--- and the HK 300 started manufacturing @ 1974--- a real head scratcher.

    Tony

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