I would not say a replacement HK match barrel is a super easy fix unless $500 plus is easy for you. An aftermarket barrel, sure, but not an HK, and that is IF you can find one. The guy must be an abortionist to have done that to the pistol. The old style engraved weight is garbage now so far I would be concerned. He ruined an easily $300 match weight, a $500 barrel, and made a $2K pistol worth, well, less than a standard USP IMO.
What an idiot.
People never seize to amaze me. Sad for such a superb gun. Look's just like a shooter value wise..I would love to find one just to have a unique piece!! Any gunsmith should have warned him or a home butcher. Hope you can get some work done to make it some better...
Robar can probably fix and refinish that match-weight in a snap. . . the barrel is the real issue. It is that extra-long barrel serial # matching the frame and the slide that makes the whole pistol a "Match". If you get another barrel, it's serial number will not correspond to the rest of the pistol.
Maybe, and this is a big maybe, the barrel can be hacked off at the chamber, and another HK barrel welded up to it. This way you would keep all the matching serial numbers correct. Give Bruce Gray a call and ask his opinion.
I guess I would give $650 for that jacked up piece of crap and be happy that I could use it for parts. I can't imagine what kind of positive plan the dude had in his mind. Could he possibly think that he was improving on intensive German engineering? That is a total baffler. And to think that I worry about my screwdriver slipping on a screw.
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