Has anyone talked with HK's customer service to see if they will fix a civilains 416 upper if it should happen to break?
Whoever told you that is blowing smoke. Confiscate? Under what grounds?I have spoken to a HK rep about it. He said that they will not repair it, in fact, they will conficate it if it was an illegally sold "upper kit".
interestingIf you have a Class III license you can own one, since that would make you a dealer. The 416s are sold through dealers, so it would go to reason a dealer can buy one with a demo request on letterhead from MIL/GOV/LE. The 416 is post-86 so it cannot be kept unless the license is maintained.