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Can someone tell me what the -6 denotes?
And why they command a higher price?
My local FFL has a black SL8-6 in his shop, wants like $2300. for it (he said he'd make me a better deal as it's been sitting there for over a year). I'd love to add it to the collection, but first I'm wanting a USC. Does this sound like a fair price?
Thanks, bama
 

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I may be wrong as I am not up to date on the sl8 series but I belive the only difference is that the sl8-6 is black and the sl8 is grey. There may also be some difference in the mounting rails.
 

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The optic rail is different on the SL8-6, providing a shortened rail, but higher above the cocking handle to allow for better function. Additionally, the forearm has been replaced with a G36E forearm with lugs on the sides and bottom for rail mounting; the SL8's had a proprietary forearm much simpler than this and did not provide for a simple means of installing a bipod. The SL8-6 black stocks are also marked "HK Jagd-Sport" to denote their 'Hunting/Sporting' heritage. The older SL8-1's only had the HK logo.

Functionally, the rifles are identical and the SL8-6 is only called this on the shipping boxes. The rifles themselves are still marked as "SL8-1".
 

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To answer the other part of your question, I personally think $2300 is a crazy price. Gordon Miller at HKSpecialist was selling them for less than $1600 shipped to your FFL as I recall, not sure if he still has them. They were factory black SL8-6's new in the box.
 

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I would not pay that much (no one else has either). But I don't mind him making money off me every so often, as he receives many guns for me every year that I buy on line. I paid him $1300 for a SIG 556, then traded it for my SL6. That was this time last year, I might be due. (he's got a couple of PSPs also)
 
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