"without" the 3 lug barrel, is there any of the clone companies making one like the original "K" gun?
The "original"(before the advent of the folding stock that changed the k into the pdw-personal defense weapon) k barrel was cut off right past the front sight-like the SP89, it didn't have the three lug at the muzzle. I suppose that they thought the addition of a suppressor on the gun without a stock would yield the gun to be "unwieldy" or awkward. When HK approached Choate and the folding stock was developed, the gun became better adapted for a suppressor, so then the extended three lug barrel was utilized on the k model. All of Coharie Arms models feature the three lug barrels. It would be possible to buy a Coharie receiver on Gunbroker, then all the parts for the build from Gordon Miller or Adam Webber and have a 'smith build it with the shorter, original, non-three lug barrel. Adam Webber has original, used MP5k barrels(no three lug) with the front sight still attached for $195. I considered this also, but it will be substantially more expensive. On the upnote, you could have an all HK parts gun(except the receiver) and this is ok as pistols don't have to adhere to section 922r(U.S. parts count). And if you register it as an SBR it is exempt from 922r also. Just an idea.The Coharie CA89k is currently in production and many here have bought them this year. I'm not sure if that answers your question or not, as I'm not entirely sure what a "k" barrel is.
Be aware that an original SP89 and Coharie Arms CA89 will have the metal receiver reinforcing tabs on the rear of the receiver. This will prevent the use of a collapsible stock, even with an adapter. The tabs will have to be removed, or you could buy one of the Vector Clones that didn't have the tabs in place. Thompson Crazy has one for sell.thank you for all the response.
I wield towards the "no-lug" look. I dont know why, just what I am used to. My wife is wanting one and I am trying to make it happen.
She does not like the folding stock setup, so I think i just bought a piece that will allow a K model to accept a retractable stock.
I have, bouncing back and forth, the idea to get a custom V53K. I spoke to them already and Rex said no problem, but I don not know what I will wind up with in looks. I am positive that it will operate fine, being from Vector, just wish I had a pic.
Again, thank you for all the info.