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Lot 544: Heckler & Koch/ Golden State Arms G3 Semi-Automatic Rifle

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Early Production Heckler & Koch/ Golden State Arms G3 Semi-Automatic Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $15,000 - $22,500

Early Production Heckler & Koch/ Golden State Arms G3 Semi-Automatic Rifle

Manufacturer: Heckler & Koch
Model: G3
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 7.62 mm Nato
Barrel: 18 inch round
Finish: phosphate
Grip: plastic
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 818
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 384
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Made in Germany for the Santa Fe Division of Golden State Arms, these early G3 rifles were only imported for one year as part of H&Ks initial push into the American market. Hooded post front sight, with a four-position drum rear sight. The left side of the magazine well bears the H&K model marking, serial number and "3/62" date, with the left side of the matching number trigger housing bearing Golden State's markings and "S/E" marked selector positions. The receiver is in "pin" configuration, rarely seen on H&K semi-autos with a working "paddle magazine catch, and a "3/62" dated bolt carrier. Ribbed and ventilated forearm, with a smooth plastic pistol grip, and matching numbered fixed buttstock.

Rating Definition:

Very fine overall, retaining 90% plus original phosphate finish with light handling marks, spotting on top of the receiver, dings and scratches on the furniture, and a crack coming from the rear sling inlet. Mechanically excellent.



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