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This is my first post...I picked up a used HK45C with threaded barrel for $800 off armslist locally. The gun itself doesn't have a scratch on it nor signs of wear. The barrel appears to be in perfect condition. The problem is that until after I picked up this gun, I didn't realize that it was most likely a HK45C with threaded barrel added to it rather than a HK45CT. My question is on the value...does this devalue the pistol and if so, by how much? It came in a black HK box, American made serial numbers, states compact on the packaging, came with a 10rd and 8rd but on the case the bar code notes that it originally came with 2-8rd mags. I've had the gun a few days and am just having time to research it. In my pre-ownership research I never came across the difference to look for. I'll shoot the Sh&t out of it no matter what. I have a ti-rant 45s with another 30-60 days in NFA purgatory. I just want to have a realistic idea of value of it starting out.

I'll add that the date code on the pistol is BB whereas the barrel says BE. Friggin amateur hour over here.
 

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Well what does the black case say on it? The barrel and slide serial/date codes not matching is typically a dead ringer for not being a legit CT. The only ray of light is the very first HK45CT to come to the states did not have matching barrel/slide. I don't remember off the top of my head which date code was the first for the CT.
 

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Black case has same serial so I know it's the matching case for the pistol. Label on the case says HK45 compact. I was reading up about the guns when I came across some posts about the cases. That's what got my attention...I read that the CT came in grey cases but some early models came from Germany and the HK-USA added the threaded barrels to them. Anyways, I knew something wasn't adding up and thats when I started realizing what I had done.
 

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All 4 of my hk45ct came in black cases. Not grey fwiw.
 

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Yeah, I had read some early one's came in black cases and was hoping mine would have been one of them. I'm not convinced.
 

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Yeah, I had read some early one's came in black cases and was hoping mine would have been one of them. I'm not convinced.
Pretty sure all signs point to the fact that it is not a CT. If I am correct, the first HK45CT's were '11... which matches the date code on the pistol. But why would the barrel say '14?
 

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Pretty sure all signs point to the fact that it is not a CT. If I am correct, the first HK45CT's were '11... which matches the date code on the pistol. But why would the barrel say '14?
This. As for the value.. That can only be discussed in the premium section.. In this case though, I would say just enjoy the pistol. Maybe someone can chime in on if you should make sure you have the right buffer spring assembly before running it suppressed? I think on the USP's your supposed to have a specific spring assembly to match the threaded barrel.. But that may not be the case with the HK45s.. Just enjoy the gun and remember next time that due diligence is key. Do your homework and inspect the firearm before you turn over the money.

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Welcome to the site, and congratulations on the acquisition--- wonder if the seller has the original barrel!!! :biggrin:

Tony
 

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I think I'm comfortable with the knowledge of owning a 45c rather than the ct. Whatever, I doubt this barrel will shoot any different than the ct from the factory. I not think buffers are any different. From my understanding, the only difference is barrel/sights. This one has the rechargeable night sights which I'm getting rid of for Heines anyways. I can't find a HK45ct anywhere FS locally. To add a threaded barrel(which hkparts is out of stock of) would be $289 on top of the cost of the pistol. Thanks Anthony for a 2nd opinion on at least getting what I paid for.

The seller was the second owner. He alluded to everything that was in the case is what he had to go with it. He told me he put 200 rounds on it and the PO had 100 rounds in it. Not too concerned cause the barrel looks fresh and the pistol has no wear on it.
 

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With the USP there are several other differences between factory Tactical and non-Tactical. However with the HK45CT the only difference is the barrel and included magazines. So again, enjoy your new pistol, you are good to go!
Thanks, planning on a lunch break at the range this week. I Just hope the next 30-60 days(check cashed April 1) for the stamp for the ti-rant 45s goes by fast.
 

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My Ti-rant is still pending from Feb., ATF is so overwhelmed with the rush to beat 41F in July you just hope for the best at this point.
the 45c is a great supressor host!!
 

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.My Frame & Barrel SN match. I also have the compact Barrel as this is my carry gun but it doesn't match. I will say I also like the included 10 round magazines that came with the HKCT they fit my hand well when just shooting for fun. When I carry I have the 8 round mag. Only thing my box didn't say was that it was LEM I wish it would have said that... But it is LEM and I enjoy it very much. I still shoot the 40 & 45 better then I shoot a 9mm I don't understand why but its a lot more fun so that could have a lot to do with it.
 

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My wife has a p938. That's the only 9mm in my house and I haven't bought a .40 since I bought my first handgun(XD40). I feel that the 45s I own are some of the most accurate guns and that may be because of my confidence. Who knows but it works. For some reason this HK45c came with an 8 round and 10rd elephant foot mag but the case says (2) 8rd mags. Used gun problems.
 
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