I have seen them sell in the last couple of years for as low as 6500 at the sar show two years ago, and seen them sit on gunbroker for 6-8 months for 9500.
Samsara, there are small detail differences amongst the early HK Santa Fe imports.
If you're interested, there are several image databases on this site showing the various models and their differences.
Indeed, they all have the swingdown pushpin hole, but only the earliest run actually used that location to hold a pin.
The later runs kept the hole, but they welded a block in to preclude the use of a select-fire trigger housing.
The followers of the early guns liken it to a love affair...
I fix the radar you'all try to stay under...
Those are the prices I've observed for 65/66 dated 41s over the last few years, although they are steadily climbing. They look very similar to the casual eye. About the cheapest Ive seen a G3 sell for is around 20K and that has been some years now.
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Hmmm...my '66 HK41 was a beautiful rifle, correctly made everywhere on it, so was my late '62 G3.
Several fakes have been noticed for sale on GB, perhaps they were what you saw.
I have seen some poorly done fakes. My 3/66 41 is superbly done.
Not referring to the 65/66 HK41's which were manufactured by HK. My post refers only to the 7/62 and 11/62 HK G3's imported by Golden State Arms Corp. The ones which I have seen, held and the one which I test fired were definitely not fakes.
If the '65/66 HK 41's were as few in number as the 7/62 or 11/62 G3's, I'd much rather own one of them. I'd certainly rather fire one of them. I think the market price reflects that I am not the only one who feels that way.
Sorry but there is just no comparing a 3/62 to either of them. The market prices reflect that too. What looks like a bargain, is bargain priced for a reason.