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Posted: 1/17/2002 2:12:00 PM EDT
I am thinking about buying an HK 91 from Federal Arms but my local gun dealer told me I should be carefull the rebuilt guns from old war parts are not good quality.Does anyone have one or know of their quality?
Link Posted: 1/17/2002 2:59:47 PM EDT
stay away from HK clones with alum. receivers. Clones from Portugal are the best but scarce.
Link Posted: 1/17/2002 3:15:12 PM EDT
FAC receiver has been very reliable, but the receiver is just butt ugly. Springfield made the last batch of SAR8 out of the FAC receiver. I would highly suggest a FMP produced receiver with a good parts set from InterOrdnance. This will yield the best result in a HK91 copy. But if your budget is limited, FAC is a good choice, but do stay away from anything Hesse.
Link Posted: 1/17/2002 3:49:06 PM EDT
Spend some time over at these sites.

www.hk91.com

www.hkpro.com
Link Posted: 1/17/2002 4:05:42 PM EDT
You might want to think about one of these...
www.full-auto.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=000147

If you don't mind green furniture, it's $1,600 plus a 6 month wait.
Link Posted: 1/17/2002 5:56:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SMGLee:
Springfield made the last batch of SAR8 out of the FAC receiver.



So is SA no longer making the SAR8?
Link Posted: 1/17/2002 6:19:35 PM EDT
Who sells the best parts kits? What should I look for?
Link Posted: 1/17/2002 7:38:55 PM EDT
If you can't find an original HK in your budget, do a lot of research before you buy and don't buy anything you can't send back with an inspection period.

I would also suggest that you visit the web boards mentioned above for lots of information and help. I bought a like new HK-91 because of the quality and collector value. Then I had to buy an HK-93 to go with it.
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 7:51:39 AM EDT
I spent a long time going through exactly the same decision. Part of the time I was in the military (in Europe) I was issues G-3's, so it woudl be fun to have a semi version.

Eventually I decided that I just didn't trust any of the kits on rebuilt receivers. Especially with german engineering, I'm just not sure I'd like the worry of old parts and a reverse-engineered receiver.

On the other hand, I decided that I just could not make myself pay $2000 for an HK91. I own a lot of firearms, but I always try to stay under $1000.

I was in a bind. Solution - I ordered a FAL.

With the FAL, I'm less concerned about super-tight tolerances and german anal manufacturing, and you can get really good clone guns (from DSA or IAI) for about $700-$900, or go with a cheapo Century gun for about $450. I'd be willing to try a century FAL, but not a century G-3.

I also remembered that the recoil from the G-3 is downright unpleasant, but the FAL is much more humane.

Just my (irrational) thinking.
Link Posted: 1/18/2002 3:55:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By schapman43:
Who sells the best parts kits? What should I look for?



www.interordnance.com
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