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6/21/2017 8:25:40 PM
Posted: 12/15/2001 7:23:04 PM EDT
I heard something at the Gun Show today at a gun show today at the stark county firgrounds, HK is coming out with an "eviler" version of the SL8-1 for the us that is more G-36esque that takes AR mags aparently called the SL8-4??? Can this possibly be true??
Link Posted: 12/15/2001 7:29:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2001 7:22:09 PM EDT by Tuukka]
The SL8-4 has been available here for long, it differs from the SL8(not the SL8-1 sold in the US) that it has a black stock and a short Weaver rail.

It doesn´t accept AR mags though.
Link Posted: 12/15/2001 7:46:42 PM EDT
I've heard that there is some "conversion" possible to a standard SL-8 to force it to take AR mags - but it is apparently not recommended since it cuts the receiver itself.

Perhaps someone is retrofitting SL-8's in this way and selling them as SL8-4???

I don't actually know anything - jsut repeating what I had heard.

If what you are describing is a real HK from the factory, that would be very cool.
Link Posted: 12/15/2001 8:09:36 PM EDT
Just did some checking on the HKpro boards, aparently it does exist. It is from the factory, and takes some sort of Hi-cap, if not AR I'm not sure which. Could this be a nation specific gun like the SL8-1 is to the US? Does anyone know anything about it?
Link Posted: 12/15/2001 8:25:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
I've heard that there is some "conversion" possible to a standard SL-8 to force it to take AR mags - but it is apparently not recommended since it cuts the receiver itself.

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acually its not recomended cause its done by todd baily of Special Weapons.
Link Posted: 12/15/2001 8:29:17 PM EDT
Yeah, there is the conversion done by SW ( no comment) and eventualy one from Cav Arms, but what I am talking about is from the factory.
Link Posted: 12/15/2001 11:52:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2001 11:44:53 PM EDT by Dave_G]
Here's what it looks like...

Link Posted: 12/16/2001 1:17:37 AM EDT
The SL8-4 is simply a black SL8-1, with short rail and G36 handguard.
Link Posted: 12/16/2001 7:06:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By brouhaha:
The SL8-4 is simply a black SL8-1, with short rail and G36 handguard.



Brouhaha, it is like the SL8, not the SL8-1 you guys have. The difference is that the SL8 can accept high capacity maganizes, the SL8-1 doesnt

Here is the SL8




and here is the SL8-1

Link Posted: 12/16/2001 11:20:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2001 11:24:32 AM EDT by KeithBuckner]
Wow...
ONLY the SL8-1 is available in the USA (NO SL8s, NO SL8-4s).
You can visit my website, if you like, and find out about the Blackout Treatment AND the Hi-Cap conversion for the SL8-1 aviailable ONLY in USA. There is a FAQ AND Review of the SW Hi-Cap conversion there, as well.
My site is located at:
alpinetek.netfirms.com/guns/SL8/
Here is a pic of MY HI-CAP SL8-1:
http://alpinetek.netfirms.com/guns/SL8/stackednblackedtn.jpg
Link Posted: 12/16/2001 11:48:38 AM EDT
I haven't seen any black SL-8's in civilian hands in Germany - just the more p.c. light gray version. Also, I imagine that AR magazines can be modified to work in the SL-8. AR magazines can be modified for certain for use in the 5.56mm SL-6 (HK-93). I've seen it done.
Link Posted: 12/16/2001 1:06:38 PM EDT
I don't think the HK93/AR scenario was a magazine modification.. Seems to me it was a magwell insert "kind of" situation.
Link Posted: 12/16/2001 1:09:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KeithBuckner:
I don't think the HK93/AR scenario was a magazine modification.. Seems to me it was a magwell insert "kind of" situation.



Unless he's thinking of the HK G41, which is essentially a HK93 (or 33, for that matter) with a forward assist that takes AR mags.
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