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Old December 01, 2017, 09:40   #1
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Fake or not???

Does anyone think this is genuine, I thought Rhodesia did not exist in 1988, and there is no babypoop in the paint scheme..

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Old December 01, 2017, 10:20   #2
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I believe they were made in "woodland" and "desert" camo patterns.
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Old December 01, 2017, 12:14   #3
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Factory woodland camo. I don't know why he thinks it has anything to do with Rhodesia.
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Old December 01, 2017, 12:42   #4
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Factory woodland camo. I don't know why he thinks it has anything to do with Rhodesia.
Not factory, and nothing to do with Rhodesia. Those were imported first and then painted.
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Old December 01, 2017, 13:44   #5
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87-88. Same years they did the painted mags.
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Old December 01, 2017, 16:50   #6
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That was painted recently, while the mag was inserted, and there's no wear on the painted surface of the grip or hand guard.
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Old December 01, 2017, 19:43   #7
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LOL. The first thing I thought of when I clicked the link was "ugly" and didn't give it a closer look.
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Old December 02, 2017, 08:59   #8
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No factory paint on that gun. Once you look past the ugly you see a real german HK91, however. And currently at $1350, a great price. I wonder how high it will go.
One comment bugs me, the "factory pinned" brake? I don't think so, Tim. Unless someone buggered it it should be threaded and free spinning. And that's no brake.
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Old December 03, 2017, 08:30   #9
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Yep that's a homemade krylon job, not factory.

I'll have to dig out my lone factory Nato camo mag that I bought back in the day. Mags and accessories were hard to find back in the 1980s.
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Old December 03, 2017, 08:49   #10
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As lew noted, it is not factory, but it is OEM.

HK had the rifles painted here prior to initial sale. I believe the company was in Florida. There was a woodland and a baby poop pattern.

There were early factory HK 93s that came in with welded flash hiders because they used HK 33 barrels and were discovered to have 15.35" barrels (390mm). I do not believe any were pinned.
The ejection port buffer is not original. The color is right.

I haven't photographed enough examples to be certain. I "feel" like something isn't right. But I can't my finger on it.

Here's an example of a 93 import with 33 barrel welded.



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The ejection port buffer is not original. The color is right.

I haven't photographed enough examples to be certain. I "feel" like something isn't right. But I can't my finger on it.

Here's an example of a 93 import with 33 barrel welded.
The FH just doesn't look right.
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The FH just doesn't look right.
It's longer than standard, but that was normal on that run of 93/33. I've not seen it on a G3/91
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No factory paint on that gun. Once you look past the ugly you see a real german HK91, however. And currently at $1350, a great price. I wonder how high it will go.
One comment bugs me, the "factory pinned" brake? I don't think so, Tim. Unless someone buggered it it should be threaded and free spinning. And that's no brake.
He might be looking at the spring clip and seeing where it comes out the other side and assuming that its pinned? The finish on it looks way off of the barrels finish. Parkerized or no finish on it?

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Old December 04, 2017, 09:57   #14
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Not fake, just imaginatively described!
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Not fake, just imaginatively described!
spoken like a real estate agent or other slimy salesman.
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Old December 04, 2017, 19:19   #16
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spoken like a real estate agent or other slimy salesman.
Easy there CrikeyBoy, my passion for riFALs has been fueled by a lifetime of used car sales!!!
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I always wanted to do one in flecktarn.
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