Apex Gunsmithing
2Feb/16

Detail Strip Guide: HK300 (PREVIEW!)

This is a preview draft of a guide I wrote a couple of months ago but decided needed more detail.  With the new camera in hand and a video format in the works for video guides as well, I'll be working on a LOT more guides in the coming months!

 

Once upon a time, Heckler & Koch tried their hand at making more traditional wood and steel "sporting" arms.  For a brief period in the 70's and 80's, they brought out a series of premium priced firearms that sold decently, but ultimately not well enough to continue the trend.  It's strange to think of the company responsible for the USP, MP5 and so many "tactical" firearms once had a catalog that had more in common with the Sears sporting goods section than a SWAT team armory, but the sporting phase was one of a few attempts the company made to find their niche when military contracts began to drop off.  If it weren't for that pesky money problem, the 70's and 80's may very well have been a golden age of H&K; two decades of crazy risk taking, innovation in design and new materials finally wound down into a brief dance with disaster before the USP helped save the company.

Born from this tarnished golden age was the HK300, one of the few semi-automatic, detachable magazine fed .22 magnum rifles you can get your hands on.  It's difficult to find information on just how many of these rifles were made, but the numbers I've found point to less than 30,000 with an unknown number of those imported into the US.

To my knowledge, this is the ONLY detail strip guide for the HK300 rifle on the internet.  I hope it helps someone!

It's not a pristine example, but good luck finding one under $1500!

It's not a pristine example, but good luck finding one under $1000!

16Jan/14

Tan is the New Black?

Suddenly FDE everywhere!  Sandstorm?

FDE and Multicam Mossberg 500 Persuader - $400 OTD

Mossberg 500 FDE Multicam

HK45 V1, Threaded w/ Night Sights - $1250 OTD

Non-threaded V1 w/ Night Sights - $1100 OTD

HK45 V1 FDE

FN FNX45 Tactical FDE - $1125 OTD (optic not included)

FNX45 Tactical FDE

Sig Scorpion 1911, standard barrel 5" or 4.25" - $975 OTD

Scorpion 1911 w/ threaded barrel in either size - $1050 OTD

Sig Scorpion 1911 FDE

ATI FX45 Tactical FDE - $650 OTD

ATI FX45 Tac FDE