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So, I just recently as of the last hour found out my USP40 is from 1995. I have a few questions I will seperate them in numeric order but this doesn't mean any one question is more important than the other.

1.) I noticed that with my USP the manual decocking lever places the hammer in the exact same position as if I were to fire the gun. I took the slide off and I see the very subtle difference between decock and fire, but I also notice that if I pull the trigger and guide the hammer with my thumb I can place the hammer position farther up. When doing this and releasing the trigger/hammer I have to pull the trigger twice, in order to drop the hammer. My question: Is this normal? or is this an issue with the catch on my specific gun? I can post pictures or a video if it helps explain better.


2.) Should I even be using my USP at its age? The gun is in near mint condition, but I want to excerice caution with my gun being that it is from 1995.

3.) Does the age of my gun raise or lower the value of it? I originally bought the gun for 550$ which I thought was a steal. It came with the case, manual, and two mags. (All original) Does this also add to the value of the gun?

4.) Would it be advised to fix or replace anything on my gun?

5.) The sights have been off by about 2inches up and 1inch right at 10 yards, this is extermely annoying for anyone other than myself as they have no idea where they are shooting. Is there a way to adjust the sights personally or should I take this to a certified HK specialist and/or send it into HK directly?

6.) Should I be looking out for anything in specific with my gun and ware?

7.) What do you think my gun should be valued at?


Thank you guys for all the help you have given me, and I hope you can all answer/learn from my post!
 

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1. Normal
2. Yes
3. No
4. No
5. Use a brass punch and hammer to drift the sight. Either that or get a sight pusher or take it to your local gunsmith. No need to send it to HK.
6. No, since you said it's like mint condition
7. No more than what you paid for originally.

Are you sure yours is a USP .40 Expert (as the title says)? Because I didn't know HK made a USP Expert in 1995.
 

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#1 mine does that too. Normal.

#2 Use it. With HKs its the miles, not the years

#3 You got it cheap. I see these things go for 800.00 - 1100.00 regularly

#4 only if it shows wear or fails

#5 Factory rear sights are adjustable

#6 how many rounds through it?

#7 In decent shape, 800.00 - 1100.00. Still have the Eagle/HK case?
 

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Are you sure yours is a USP .40 Expert (as the title says)? Because I didn't know HK made a USP Expert in 1995.
Good point. That would explain why he may not see the rear sight is adjustable with the provided key or tiny screwdriver.

If it is just standard USP, I amend my value estimation to 500.00-700.00 depending...
 

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I know the first year of introduction was 1998 so there is no way that he could own a USP Expert with 1995 date code.
Hence the value of his USP is about the same as what he paid for originally, which is $550.
 

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I know the first year of introduction was 1998 so there is no way that he could own a USP Expert with 1995 date code.
Hence the value of his USP is about the same as what he paid for originally, which is $550.
Yup I missed that detail. Good catch!
 

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I followed a guide on HK's website that had serial numbers with their respective gun Model. My slide says 22-XXXXXX which the guide stated was a USP40 Expert. Perhaps the guide it's self only goes back to 98? Either way my date code of KF would be K=9 F=5 Right?
Also Thank you guys for all the info this has really helped me better understand what I have and how I should use it.

In reference to my Sight question since there is no way to adjust the sight will a sight pusher break or damage the sight mount at all?
 

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Yep USP 40. Beautiful pistol. Fire the heck out of it.

Below is an Expert in 45. Someone painted the letters, but for the sake of demonstration, it's a good pic to show the roll stamps. Notice the different trigger, adjustable sights and extended slide?



The front sight blade is also hooked back to attenuate glare and it looks like this gun has the competition Match hammer installed. It is designed to fit in the box.
 

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Yep standard USP 40. Beautiful pistol. Fire the heck out of it.
I've taken care of it since I have owned it. I have probably put 2000rnds through by now.

Thank you for all the help and explanations!

Any suggestions as for the sights though?
 

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If you were closer, I'd love to fire it to be sure about the sights being off. Not to condescend, but most times it is the operator rather than the gun that is off. High and right is unusual so it could be the gun.
 

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Think about guns made like 60 years ago and still working, if you did not think if your HK was not made to stand the test of time, why even get it?
 

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I've taken care of it since I have owned it. I have probably put 2000rnds through by now.

Thank you for all the help and explanations!

Any suggestions as for the sights though?
Have friend load your mags with random snap caps and then you fire it. If it,s you, you'll see what you are doing immediately. When the dummy proud goes click, the gun should remain absolutely where you were aiming.
 

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If you were closer, I'd love to fire it to be sure about the sights being off. Not to condescend, but most times it is the operator rather than the gun that is off. High and right is unusual so it could be the gun.
I have a BoreSight I bought in 40S&W Looking down the sights and seeing the laser somewhere else tells me it's the sights and not user error. I wish it was user error! I personally am proficient with my gun, It's my girlfriend and close friends who have the issues. And just so you know, when I fire the bullet hits high and right. The sights are technically low and left? I guess you would say.
 

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Any decent fixed tritium night sights. You don't really need adjustable sights like on the Expert. I'd recommend AmeriGlo or Meprolight. Either can be had for well under $100.
I will have to look into AmeriGlo again! Thank you I have been to scared to switch them out fear of breaking any mounting equipment inside.
 

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Mounting equipment? Are you talking about on the sights? There's no mounting equipment, the sights are just held in place by pressure/friction i.e. they're pushed into the slot in the front and the dovetail in the rear.
 

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Mounting equipment? Are you talking about on the sights? There's no mounting equipment, the sights are just held in place by pressure/friction i.e. they're pushed into the slot in the front and the dovetail in the rear.
I thought maybe there was some sort of small piece I couldn't see. Thank you kabob!
 
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