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Posted: 1/16/2008 6:31:48 PM EST
I work with a guy who has an HK91. I haven't seen it, but he claims that it is unfired or has a very low round count (I can't recall what he said). He said he hasn't had it out of his safe in ~5 years.

I asked him for first dibs if he ever sells it, but he was non-commital.

How much would an unfired HK91 be worth?

What about one with a very low round count?

Thanks,
dawg
Link Posted: 1/16/2008 6:58:39 PM EST
Right now the market for HK91's is at an all time low. With the introduction of the PTR91 and the end of cheap .308 surplus they are not in as much demand. You can find used ones in very good to excellent conditon all over for $1800 to $1900. As far as n never been fired for a collector it might be worth $2400 maybe. I just bought one off the EE in Like new shape with 20 rounds fired for $1900 shipped to my FFL. People that are not in the know think there "Original German" HK91 is worth $3500. These people are the folks that paid a lot for them after they were banned in 1989. They just don't know and these guns sit forever for sale.
Link Posted: 1/17/2008 3:51:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By mlm1219:
Right now the market for HK91's is at an all time low. With the introduction of the PTR91 and the end of cheap .308 surplus they are not in as much demand. You can find used ones in very good to excellent conditon all over for $1800 to $1900. As far as n never been fired for a collector it might be worth $2400 maybe. I just bought one off the EE in Like new shape with 20 rounds fired for $1900 shipped to my FFL. People that are not in the know think there "Original German" HK91 is worth $3500. These people are the folks that paid a lot for them after they were banned in 1989. They just don't know and these guns sit forever for sale.


You hit it right on the head.
Link Posted: 1/17/2008 5:20:26 AM EST
Excellent answer! Thanks for the info.


dk
Link Posted: 1/17/2008 5:33:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By mlm1219:
Right now the market for HK91's is at an all time low. With the introduction of the PTR91 and the end of cheap .308 surplus they are not in as much demand. You can find used ones in very good to excellent conditon all over for $1800 to $1900. As far as n never been fired for a collector it might be worth $2400 maybe. I just bought one off the EE in Like new shape with 20 rounds fired for $1900 shipped to my FFL. People that are not in the know think there "Original German" HK91 is worth $3500. These people are the folks that paid a lot for them after they were banned in 1989. They just don't know and these guns sit forever for sale.


Well said. One might get a slightly higher price for it in a ban state like NY, as PTR-91s are post ban and would need to be neutered.
Link Posted: 1/19/2008 3:03:03 PM EST
There is a small but definite rate of attrition as 91s become autosear hosts. PTRs arguably make more sense for this purpose, but most NFA owners willing to shell out $15k for a sear/package tend not to notice the price differential between PTRs and genuine HKs as insurmountable. Inevitably, if slowly, this will drive the prices of 91s upward, I would think.

Sam
Link Posted: 1/19/2008 4:54:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2008 4:54:31 PM EST by mlm1219]

Originally Posted By Samuel_Hoggson:
There is a small but definite rate of attrition as 91s become autosear hosts. PTRs arguably make more sense for this purpose, but most NFA owners willing to shell out $15k for a sear/package tend not to notice the price differential between PTRs and genuine HKs as insurmountable. Inevitably, if slowly, this will drive the prices of 91s upward, I would think.

Sam


It will take a long time. There were 48,817 HK91's imported into the US, 18,299 HK93's imported in the US and 15,633 HK94's imported into the US. Of these 3 I would say the HK94 is by for the most popular host with the 91 being the least popular host. 91's are getting cheaper and easier to find everyday.

ETA: All importation data comes from the HKPRO website.
Link Posted: 1/20/2008 3:22:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2008 3:24:21 AM EST by Samuel_Hoggson]
Originally Posted By mlm1219:
"It will take a long time. There were 48,817 HK91's imported into the US, 18,299 HK93's imported in the US and 15,633 HK94's imported into the US. Of these 3 I would say the HK94 is by for the most popular host with the 91 being the least popular host. 91's are getting cheaper and easier to find everyday."

Not disagreeing. Time flies, though. The HK name has mystique and cache', just like Colt and Winchester. There were more Winchester Model 21s made than HK93s, and there were more Winchester Model 42s made than HK91s. Prices on both those "pre-64" Winchesters have gone insane. Fast forward 20 years or so and a HK safe-queen may fetch alot more money.............if we're still allowed to buy and sell them. I've hedged my bets - have a A3 unfired and an A2 that I shoot.

Sam
Link Posted: 1/20/2008 11:58:01 AM EST
Not to hijack the thread but.......

In CT HK91s are banned by name under our AWB. To have one I would have to get a HK91 preban, send it out for a G3K conversion, get the SBR tax stamp and then get it sent to me in CT. I believe it as $425 for the conversion labor, $150 for the "G3K" re-stamp on the receiver, and $125 for the envirotech black finish (all from IGF). So for $900 invested in the conversion and another $2400 invested in a host weapon would a G3K conversion ever be able to fetch a $3300 price tag on resale?
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