Request info on a HK 4


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popeye
October 29, 2006, 09:24 AM
I've had a few HK's in the past. They were mostly newer version .40's or .45. Yesterday I bought a 98% in box HK 4 in .22 with a second barrel in it's own box with installation tool in .32. I did a little research and it seems this model was HK's first design and was introduced in the 50's. I think mine dates to '71. Any idea of value of this gun? Or any other info? Thanks.

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kirkcdl
October 29, 2006, 11:13 AM
Not much,but it might help... http://www.hkpro.com/hk4.htm

popeye
October 29, 2006, 11:25 AM
Yup, that's it. Thanks.

BlkHawk73
October 29, 2006, 11:48 AM
Just one on lay-a-way myself. Minty one in .380 with all three conversions, all paperwork and all the boxes. Great package. Will likely be a safe queen after a trial run at the range with the .380 (the others appear unfired). Nice little guns. Hope you enoy yours. Just a FYI, be sure to check the small buffer in the frontal area of the frame. they occasional need replacing.

popeye
October 29, 2006, 12:33 PM
BlkHawk73: Yeah I've been reading about the buffers. This was one of those "impulse" buys. I probably will try to sell it. What do you value a gun as I've described? Thanks for your reply.

10-Ring
October 29, 2006, 01:24 PM
I got lucky w/ mine. Bought my set of 4 barrels & mags (22, 25, 32 & 380) for less than $500. Now a days, they're worth more -ALOT more if you find a set w/ the wood presentation case.
Mine has been a really nice shooter and the buffers are relatively easy to find.

Keep it, shoot it, enjoy you HK! ;)

popeye
October 29, 2006, 01:39 PM
I know I sound like pretty much of a jerk in this thread. I went to a show yesterday with the intent of selling some guns. Instead I come home with a gun I don't know much about. Pretty stupid. The buffer, and magazine availability is what worries me. I don't have safe queens anymore, just shooters. I know duh! Thanks.

BlkHawk73
October 29, 2006, 01:41 PM
Placing a value on this has a few determining factors. Having the appropriat boxes for both the gun and the conversion along with any paperwork. There were to different manuals for the Hk4 (early and later production) and either the early or later ones had an orange finger rest on one one the conversion magazines. All these can play a role in what the value is. Overall condition too of course.
Secondly, this isn't really a model with a strong market behind it. There's not a "cult" for the HK4 as there is for say the P7 models. That weak market doesn't drive the value down really but it also dosn't raise it much. There's just little real clamor for these as nice of a gun as they are. It less novelty and more of a collectors model for someone specifcally wanting the HK models. Even then it'sthe seasoned HK person wnating these rather than those simply wanting the modern models for their "tacticalness". :rolleyes:
As a comparison, the one I have on lay-a-way has all the boxes, all the appropriate paperwork boxes for both the minty, nearly unfired conversions (all in one box) and the gun itself. After taxes, I'll spend under $600 which is a steal in my opinion.
As a very bad guess for the one you describe you just got...I'd saaaayyy...ooohh $550-$650 +/- depending on the variables.

popeye
October 30, 2006, 06:29 AM
Thanks to all for replies/info.

10-Ring
October 30, 2006, 09:49 PM
Shoot it & enjoy your new HK! ;)

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