I am impartial on this.
AU's description of the pistols describe them as having all OTB features.
I understand the necessity swap them out to make it possible for importation. But going off of the description, its easy to see why someone can interpret that as saying the original is included. Then get upset after they spend 6 grand, feeling like they were nickle dimed and intentionally mislead by the description.
Like how you guys clearly stated there's no warranty, I think this substitution should be clearly stated.
a "100%" factory/correct rifle means much more to HK collectors than most. So the facts should be stated.
Just to clarify the only missing OTB feature is the buffer tube?
As is, and was, stated in the ad for them -and mentioned above
“The Heckler & Koch MR223A3 stands out due to its excellent reliability - the gas system was developed for military use and is well proven over years. Its short stroke gas system reduces fouling to a minimum. Fully ambidextrous controls, chrome lined barrel and all OTB features.”
That is not true since the receiver extension is not OTB.
Kind of like buying a new car only to find out the factory floor mats are not included - but can be purchased separately for $125.
All I have to say on the subject and moving on from this.