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At the LGS doing a transfer on the stainless USP .45 I kinda got "stuck" with off gunbroker this evening. I was checking out the candy in the HK cabinet passing time and saw what I at first thought was my gun in the case for everyone to FF. I asked to see it and realized it wasn't mine, but a 06 dated full size that had been NP3 coated. Seemed in good shape, though shot a bunch since the coating was showing wear on the chamber. I was just checking out the finish when I saw it, right next to the HK engraving on the muzzle. It almost looked as if it belonged there since it was so close and inconspicuous. A small circle with an offset JS inside it. I didn't think to take a pic till after I had left. Maybe I can get a shot when I go back after my 7 day wait. I've never seem anything like it and assume it was added by the owner or whomever did the refinish. Any ideas?
 

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It's JS, which stands for Jagd-und Sportwaffen, meaning Hunting and Sporting Arms. I believe it's HK's civilian sporting division. My USPc .45 has it, to the right of the HK mark on the slide. The JS symbol is also marked on the barrel (top of the serial #).

 

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Well I'll be damn, I knew I would find out here! Didn't take long. Thank you sir, learn something every day.

When did they start? My AA code didn't have it, don't know about my combat comp, I'll have to check.
 

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Not all HK guns have it. Only the ones sold through the civilian sporting division, I think. Someone here said it started sometime in 2003 and lasted for a couple of years (3 or 4, maybe).
 

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Not all HK guns have it. Only the ones sold through the civilian sporting division, I think. Someone here said it started sometime in 2003 and lasted for a couple of years (3 or 4, maybe).
You sir are a vault of HK knowledge.
 

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Thank you much, I'll file this away in my foundation HK knowledge!
 

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Can you please stop posting this pic? You're going to make me spend more money sooner than I am planning with that damn beautiful stainless slide!!
 

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Christ if I don't get myself a Stainless USP compact soon I'm going to throw myself off a cliff. :0) It's just sex.
 

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The older ones didnt have the 'JS' laser etching, but still nice ... full size stainless USP .45 anyone?! TooSixy, that compact is so sweet!! =)
 

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Not all HK guns have it. Only the ones sold through the civilian sporting division, I think. Someone here said it started sometime in 2003 and lasted for a couple of years (3 or 4, maybe).
many USP's around this same time period will also have "Heckler & Koch" on the right side of the frame
My full-size AF date code 9mm USP has both of those markings while my AH date code USPct does not have the JS and has the standard GmBH stamp on the right side of the frame.
 

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My full-size AF date code 9mm USP has both of those markings while my AH date code USPct does not have the JS and has the standard GmBH stamp on the right side of the frame.
Sorry, I corrected my original post. I meant to say that the USP's around the AE-datecode era usually have "Heckler & Koch" on the right side of the slide.
 
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