The firearmblog recently had a post of the day with German weapons. One of the commentors had an inciteful post on the G27. They stated initial batch of 150-250 of the initial tender 2008-10 went to KSK and KSM.
Looking at photos in the stickies, one of my brownells kits seems to match the G27, no bolt release shelf, weird replaceable 2 piece shell deflector design.
Can anyone chine in on these rifles with more photos and info. Would be cool to do a foreign "cool/highspeed" rifle build. Tho I'm assuming their rocking g28 patrols now probably.
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Did some digging and found this gem:
From the official Bundeswehr FB page. The small description describes the photo as a KSM combat swimmer training with a G27. You can make out from the back of the brass deflector a small round grey portion. That's a hex screw which secures the removable portion of the brass deflector. Its the same on one of the 417 uppers that was a part of my brownells upper kit.
Thanks! would like more info for cloning. Dont see much info on G27s on the internet. From the TFTB comment, first batch were G27s went to KSK and KSM. The second much large batch came later and went to wider circulation. These were on same tender but designated G27P.
That leads to questions like if the G27ps were actually labeled "G27P" instead of "G27" and were the specs exactly the same. Havent been able to find pics of any lowers marked "G27P", but have found pics of regular shell deflector uppered rifles that were described as G27s. So am also wondering if the two piece deflector was only part of one version but not the other.
Would any experts be able to shed some light on this?
Huh...must be those Tremor3 Steiners they got for the G29's. Might as well be on those 417's given their whole "wind dot" BS is calibrated for 308 to begin with.
A bunch of the BE date code HK417 kits from Brownells did have the newer style black polymer selector levers, which would be the same configuration as the G27 (older non-ambi receivers with newer fire selector levers). They definitely weren’t G27 receivers though, as the G27 receivers had tons of markings on the uppers and they have the bolt release guard. All of the BB and BE date code HK417 uppers from brownells have the 2 piece replaceable brass deflector and no bolt release guard.
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