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Lot 1565: Heckler & Koch HK53KL Machine Gun

Auction Date: May 15, 2021

Heckler & Koch HK53KL Automatic Rifle, Class III/NFA Sales Sample Machine Gun with Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $8,500 - $13,000

Heckler & Koch HK53KL Automatic Rifle, Class III/NFA Sales Sample Machine Gun with Case

Manufacturer: Heckler & Koch
Model: 53
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 223
Barrel: 8 1/4 inch round
Finish: black
Stock: synthetic
Item Views: 1341
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 380
Class: Class III
Bore Condition: -

Manufactured in 1983, short barreled 5.56mm automatic rifles have been seeing growing popularity in the Armed Response/SWAT role, giving many of the size/maneuverability advantages of a pistol caliber submachine gun combined with increased range and hitting power. Hooded post front and four-position drum rear sight, with a birdcage flash hider, three position "0/1/25" (safe/semi/full) hinge pin configured trigger group, Knight's Armament forward rail adapter system and grips, and a fixed buttstock. The magazine well bears the HK nomenclature and "(eagle/N)ID(antler)" (1983) date code on the left side, with the West Germany/Chantilly, VA address on the right side. Includes a Knight's Armament hard case, original checkered plastic HK53 foregrip, and a canvas sling.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 99% of the original black finish with a few scattered light handling marks. The stock and grip are also excellent with minimal handling marks. Mechanically excellent. NOTE: This weapon is a restricted, National Firearms Act (NFA) Class 3, Fully Automatic Weapon, that is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) under the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478. This weapon is currently registered as being "LIMITED TO USE AS A SALES SAMPLE (Pre-86)" and as such can only be purchased by an FFL, with a Class 2 or Class 3 SOT License.

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