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Lot 661: Heckler & Koch PSG1 Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Rare Heckler & Koch PSG1 Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle with Scope, Case, and Accessories

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $16,000 - $20,000

Rare Heckler & Koch PSG1 Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle with Scope, Case, and Accessories

Manufacturer: Heckler & Koch
Model: PSG 1-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 308
Barrel: 26 inch heavy round
Finish: black
Grip: walnut
Stock: synthetic
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 386
Class: Modern Long Gun

Notes from the consignor attribute this PSG1 to be the work of Murray Urbach from around 2001 using all factory parts. Said to have been developed at the request of West German police units following the Munich Massacre at the 1972 Summer Olympics, where police units lacked the precision shooting ability to effectively neutralize the terrorists to prevent the hostages from being killed. H&K was commissioned to create a high capacity, highly accurate, semi-automatic rifle for military and law enforcement use. Based on the H&K G3 series of rifles with a 26 inch, heavyweight, free floating, stainless steel barrel with polygonal rifling, no provisions for standard fixed sights, low noise bolt closing device (similar to the forward assist on the AR-15). The receiver has integral scope bases with a Hensoldt PSG1 6x42 illuminated reticle scope, and adjustable trigger with adjustable shoe. The magazine well is correctly marked "PSG1" next to the serial number over "Cal..308" and dated "IB" (1981), contoured grip with adjustable palm shelf, and fixed polymer buttstock with adjustable comb and length of pull. Includes a Pelican 170 case containing an extra magazine and HK branded "Loga" pattern forearm rest.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original black finish with a few minor handling marks and a safety drag line. Furniture is very fine with a few minor scuffs and coarse texture on the pistol grip. Mechanically excellent. Scope is also excellent with untested illumination, clear optics, and a crisp reticle.

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