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just picked this up some nice work and some i have no idea what they where thinking it feels like one is grabbing a tack strip or cheese grater IMG_4128.jpg IMG_8275.jpg IMG_9297.jpg i am going to send to james to replace the squeeze cocker and service it id date code and serial put it as an 1983 since all the other markings have been removed
 

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Don't make any hasty decisions. Have you ever thought about getting into woodworking , or ? The first HK Raspy File gun . In a tight spot and outta ammo , no problem. FILE your way out.

Please share your source , so we'll know who to avoid.



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i got it at a shop local to me guy was selling his dads p7 no idea who did the work on it as i said the slide and checkering on the rear and trigger guard where great but i dunno what they where thinking on the cocker part.
 

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I agree , the rest looks good. BUT , that cocker needs to be deburred .

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Did the previous owner happen to go by the nickname of "Butterfingers"? Or maybe he was just into S&M.
 

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I met Tim for lunch, and one squeeze leaves marks in your fingers. I strip of grip tape would have done the trick. In its current form you better wear gloves when you shoot it or it will draw blood. Lol
The previous owner must have also had large hands. Really nice job on the checkering.
 

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Roll your hand in flour and have some country fried fingers , YOURS ! The new Ronco grip tenderizer .

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Other than putting the correct cocking level (maybe black cerakoted) on it that's a pretty wonderful carry and shooting gun. With the mods on now you wont have any regret carrying and running it hard.
How much did you get it for if you do not mind? I have been hoping to luck into another shooter grade one for a nice carry piece. My P7 is pretty flawless and I'm saving it to enjoy shooting with my son when he is older.
 

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Looks like they used botox on that squeeze cocker.
 

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That is absolutely fascinating! Most HK enthusiasts today would look at this and think of it as an atrocity. "Who would do that to a high dollar, collectible firearm?" We have to keep in mind that while they were never cheap, these guns were not always so highly sought after. The owner customized this pistol to his very specific needs, as did so many other shooters over the past century. I always find the gunsmithing of days past to be quite interesting. Some might be surprised at some of the common modifications as recent as the 70s and 80s.
 

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^^^ Good point ! If they were that highly sought after they'd still be makin' em.

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They brought back the SP89 in the SP5K. Maybe there's a new P7 in HK's future. They said it was too expensive, but I just paid $2,325 for an SP5K. It's all relative.
 

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They brought back the SP89 in the SP5K. Maybe there's a new P7 in HK's future. They said it was too expensive, but I just paid $2,325 for an SP5K. It's all relative.
They didn't bring back anything. They never quit building the MP5 .

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