Not a H&K story, but... I know of a local dealer who made a few conversion packs for a PS-90 for a local LE dept. They wanted to try them out before buying and couldn't get demo units from FNH. The dealer had some used PS90's on his shelf so the 'cost' to the dept was very reasonable vs a new P90. This however was a rare and lucky alignment of circumstances. Had the PD been bigger, or wanted to buy a larger quantity it would have changed the situation as they likely could have gotten some demo units.Always wondered myself... What would even be the reason an 07/02 SOT would state for making a F/A conversion device for an SL8, HK94, or USC... R&D Suppressors?? Just to see if it works?? Certainly not for a sales platform when target market can just buy the G36, MP5, or UMP?
If you were in the MG biz in the 85-86 time frame and saw the writing on the wall of a ban coming, you'd setup production to crank 'em out as fast as possible. A H&K or AR-DIAS is not a complex forming operation, and with a bit of time to setup some jigs/dies and a punch press, you could be pushing out 100's a day. Do that for a few months, times a few manufacturers and you get a lot of conversion devices into the market.I did not know that. I knew that machine guns could not be made. I thought conversion sears could still be made. It sure seems like there's a lot of them out there, for being all made pre-ban.