New to me USP .45 with "rare" DAO variant; convert to V1?
First HK handgun purchase. Was listed as a "rare" DAO variant on GB.
LE trade-in in very good shape; KH date code.
It has the left-side control lever which works as a safety; but I can also move it
to "decock" and it will spring back, but has no other effect. Has a regular non-bobbed
hammer and there *is* a sear in place.
Could this be a V1 that was converted to DAO?
I'd like to go back to V1; or possibly to LEM.
Looking for advice on conversion parts, and info on what, if anything I should think
about replacing in a '97 USP .45.
There is no V9 Detent Plate, but rather a V5+6 Detent Plate. If it was a V9, then the plate would say 5+6 on the left and it would not let you push down on the control lever like you described in your original post. Yours says 1+2 = V1+2 (on pic #2).
What is the chance that the previous owner swapped the DA/SA sear with a LEM sear?