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Well, I've wanted a P7 since I first started reading Guns & Ammo as a teenager and saw the ads.

I recently acquired one at an estate sale and LOVE it, for as much as I can love it without having yet shot it, though. You see, it is unfired with the exception of the factory test-fire (fired case is still in the manila envelope), and apparently some sort of limited edition, being 1 of 500, but I cannot make out the signature on the slide.

It is in a black, fitted wooden case with two magazines. It has the American-style magazine release and wooden grips (walnut?). The wooden case is further in a black fiber box marked HK and there are two more magazines that have been put with it in that box, but one of those is a European-release and does not lock into the gun. I'm thinking the previous owner knew less about this gun than I do, if that is possible.

I don't do safe queens. I only have guns I can shoot. But I also don't want to ruin a collector piece if I don't have to. I've the good sense to trade or sell it and buy one that I can shoot without offending collectors!

The left side of slide is marked:
HECKLER & KOCH GMBH
OBERNDORF/N MADE IN GERMANY 9mmx19

Above this is a signature in silver that might say something like "Belmut Melitle" and "1 von 500"

The right side of the slide is marked:
16-15xxxx (which matches serial number on frame, of course) and then HK Inc. Sterling VA

What should I do and where can I go to find out more about this particular P7M8. I want to shoot it, of course, but I know better until I know what I have.
 

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"I don't do safe queens. I only have guns I can shoot."

That right there says it all for me. Who cares who you might offend, you paid for it, so it you want you should shoot it.
 

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If you want you should try the HK forum at www.hkpro.com
There resources there that I went to when I got my P7 last year and they have been a lot of help to me. Sounds like yours may be a tad different from mine which is a run of the mill P7. If you end up looking for magazines try CDNN Sports. Actually the M8 mags, (American style lock) are a wee bit less than the P7 euro style PSP mags. Sounds like you found a pearl of a good buy.
 

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HKpro has links to more info and mags are more common but not necessarily cheaper than mags for the P7.
I did find 3 P7M8 mags here in town but they want $75 for each!

I wanted a P7 for years too and finally bought one. BigBore here steered me to HKSpecialist site for the best price on mags for the P7.

I think that you'll find when you shoot it that if it fits your hand, it will hit whatever you can see within reason. Incredible pistols!
 

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P7 Mags

CDNN has P7PSP magazines for $64.95 and P7M8 magazines for around $55.00. I bought the euro release mags there, 5 of them, and they were all NIB.
 

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If you want you should try the HK forum at www.hkpro.com
There resources there that I went to when I got my P7 last year and they have been a lot of help to me. Sounds like yours may be a tad different from mine which is a run of the mill P7. If you end up looking for magazines try CDNN Sports. Actually the M8 mags, (American style lock) are a wee bit less than the P7 euro style PSP mags. Sounds like you found a pearl of a good buy.
THANK YOU! That is a great forum! I think I've convinced myself to sell this one and fund a few other needed items on the list, including eventually a P7 that I don't mind shooting.
 

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> But I also don't want to ruin a collector piece if I don't have to.

Unless it is $5,000+ gun I could sell for a profit, I would shoot it and enjoy it.

> Well, I've wanted a P7 since I first started reading Guns & Ammo as a teenager and saw the ads.

Very few people ever get to own what they wanted as a teenager. I would look at it as a blessing and enjoy it for what it was meant to do, put lead out the barrel.
 
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