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Old November 07, 2017, 15:02   #1
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Hk 93 ques??? Need immediate help

I've got a hk93 with Arlington va along with Saco also stamped on the reciever ??? What is saco and is this an original hk??? Was Saco the early importer??? Thanks ya'll best fal guy nc
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Old November 07, 2017, 16:04   #2
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Yes, original. SACO was importer.
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Old November 07, 2017, 17:48   #3
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SACO- HK Inc import transition was 1979-80 IIRC.
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Old November 08, 2017, 08:29   #4
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Thanks guys!! I was told Saco guns hk93 are kinda rare and not that many came in but an old expert friend says that's false ??? This one is in ex cond and they're asking 2850 delivered what's the resale value of such a hk 93 comes stripped down with only one mag no carry handle or bipod but it's a clean looking gun but there are so many ex cond or new guns hk 93 on gunbroker right now and most are not selling I was hoping to resale this one for 3550.00 but I think I'm dreaming😁 Opinions??? Thanks guys?!!!
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Well, if you are buying it for purpose of resale and you are not a licensed dealer, then doing so would be a violation of federal law. I think what you meant to say was that you might be able to buy for your collection at below market value.

Saco guns tend to be blue-gray, while HK tend to be black. This is a pain in the ass when it comes to the refinishing I do for the HK repair department - I haven't yet come up with a consistent match for the Saco blue. I do have VZ58 blue but it's not quite the same.

So if you are buying a bare Saco import, no black accessories will match in color.

In the 91s, I believe the SACOs were the polygonal rifled barrels which is a nice feature.
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SACO- HK Inc import transition was 1979-80 IIRC.
Correct--- SACO (1974- early 1980)!!!

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Well, if you are buying it for purpose of resale and you are not a licensed dealer, then doing so would be a violation of federal law. I think what you meant to say was that you might be able to buy for your collection at below market value.

Saco guns tend to be blue-gray, while HK tend to be black. This is a pain in the ass when it comes to the refinishing I do for the HK repair department - I haven't yet come up with a consistent match for the Saco blue. I do have VZ58 blue but it's not quite the same.

So if you are buying a bare Saco import, no black accessories will match in color.

In the 91s, I believe the SACOs were the polygonal rifled barrels which is a nice feature.
Close--- on the HK93's, the black finish was 1974- mid-1976, then the blue-gray finish from mid-1976-1982!!!
Correct--- on the HK91's, polygonal barrels from 1974-1978 (with raised bolt head faces)--- all SACO imports.

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Old November 08, 2017, 21:19   #9
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When the Turkish HK93 type rifles are imported in greater volume
real HK 93 prices will tumble.
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Doubtful. There are enough folks out there that want a “real” HK that I see prices holding steadily (although soft at the moment). In the 1990s and early-2000s with the kit guns and DSAs, Belgian FNs didn’t slip.
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Doubtful. There are enough folks out there that want a “real” HK that I see prices holding steadily (although soft at the moment). In the 1990s and early-2000s with the kit guns and DSAs, Belgian FNs didn’t slip.
Agreed--- MKE will capture the more frugal market--- there will still be the demand for an "original" HK!!!

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[QUOTE=gunplumber;4499041]Well, if you are buying it for purpose of resale and you are not a licensed dealer, then doing so would be a violation of federal law. I think what you meant to say was that you might be able to buy for your collection at below market value.

So what you are saying is I can not sell my HK collection after 30+ years at currant market value ?

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So what you are saying is I can not sell my HK collection after 30+ years at currant market value ?

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No, I believe he meant exactly what he said. If you buy firearms with the sole intent to resell those firearms, and you do so without an FFL license, you are violation of federal law. Easy peezy.

If you buy firearms without the sole intent to resell them, and then sell them at a later date, no violation.

So sell away. If you bought them 30 years ago you'll quadruple your investment. Or more, in some cases.
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So what you are saying is I can not sell my HK collection after 30+ years at currant market value ?
No, you can sell your collection. However, buying a firearm at below face value with the intent on selling it for profit could be considered a violation if the buyer/seller is not an FFL. Follows the same lines that if you build an AR rifle from scratch with the intent on selling it, that is a violation unless properly licensed.
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tac is right. if the intent is related to generation of income without complying with taxation requirements, it is unlawful.
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