How Not To Operate A HK-91

Saw this happen today at the range. A guy wanted to try out my PTR-91 truck gun? Sure, no problem. And in an effort to be respectful of another man’s gun, he babied it. And induced a malfunction.

Here is a re-run of what I told him on how people need to run the HK/G3 roller-locked style rifles.

 

 

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  • Fred

    CETME was the same way.

    • Yes. Functionally the same gun I believe. Inch vs metric, right?

      Marky

    • P.s. Thanks for stopping by.

      Marky

  • Paul Ellis

    YUP…..I’ve owned an H&K 93 since the early 80’s…the 93 has a cut that is grooved to push the bolt home but it’s hard to get the thing home….like you say it’s best to just slap the handle down and let it fly…when I bought the weapon it was just over $600 brand new and at the time an AR was the same price…but when I picked the two up I felt the H&K was more well built…the H&K came with one magazine and a sling which is quite a contraption…I also bought the H&K sight adjustment tool for about $20…anyone who has shot one of these thing will tell you it definitely BARKS…it’s got a louder and just different sound…the recoil is more of a shove than a kick…I’ve bought a few extra mags…steel….but they are expensive..91 mags are like a dime a dozen….I’ve shot it quite a bit over the years…and surprised my one buddy with a couple shots the were a long way out….I haven’t shot it in a few years…I got bit by the AR bug…but that’s another story…I always wanted to get a 91 to go with it….and at the time they were priced the same but ammo was more expensive so that is one reason I got the 93 instead of the 91…in hind sight…I don’t know…maybe I should have got the 91 but looking at what the 93 sells for now…as an investment the 93 is worth way more but I will never ever sell any weapon I own so it doesn’t much matter….

    • The 93 is tops for investment. About a year ago, I was talking to a Class III friend of mine into selling me his LEO HK93. But alas, no go. 😉

      Truthfully, I have the real HK prices. But the Century knock-offs have been calling me to scratch that itch. It’s a toy so I don’t expect it to be perfect or function to that standard.

      Marky

      • Paul Ellis

        Was that LEO 93 select fire….like the H&K 33…the only thing that ever went wrong with mine was I lost the cap from the charging handle tube…but I got a new through H&K…I really like mine…but parts are wicked expensive….unlike the AR’s….and they are like peanuts…you can’t stop once you start…I was wondering how much mine is worth…I’ve seen a few for sale on Gun Broker…like I said I have the box..the sling…the manual…the sight tool…the original mag and another 25 rd and a 30 round factory mag…they are all steel…I always wanted to get the scope mount and bi-pod…but like I said the prices are nuts….

        • Yes, I mistyped. The HK I mentioned before was the HK33. Full-auto. As for the Century models, I am not 100 certain. I believe they are made with parts kits. Century is really hit or miss on function. I seem to recall they were going for around $600? Maybe?

          Your REAL HK? I wouldn’t even want to guess. But it looks like Gunbroker prices are about $3000.

          You did well.

          Marky

          • Paul Ellis

            No biggy on the typo…I figured that’s what you meant…and yea that’s what I’m seeing on the 93 clones…and as for the pricing on my 93…that’s what I had seen also…but I would never sell…and I like your truck gun…it looks like what I would want for a 91…

          • If you are thinking about a PTR, I am ONLY recommending the GI versions. Mine runs good….so far.

            I have heard numerous issues with PTR’s that go down the customized track. Sure they may be more accurate, but I wanted a G3 for the reliability and robustness. Not a fluff-n-buff Range queen.

            Marky

    • BigMike57

      Pardon the intrusion, but speaking of the 93, have either of you gents run across any 10 round mags on sale anywhere? I’ve looked fairly extensively online, and can find standard capacity mags, but none in 10 only (insert pissy comment about California here).

      • Hmmmm….I don’t recall if that exists or not since I don’t own a 93. Could you cripple a mag? Or have a shop make some CA compliant?

        Marky

        • BigMike57

          That’s what I did with my AR mags some time ago, but I procrastinated too long on this guy and now I can’t even import the mag repair kits to neuter anymore. Thanks California!

          • That sucks. Makes one wonder if CA will ever dig itself out of a hole.

            Marky

      • Here is A company making something called a rear rivet conversion. –Marky

        http://jesticearms.com/10-30-Magazines/10-30-HK-Mini-Uzi-Other?product_id=357

        • BigMike57

          Oh hell yeah! There we go.

          Great find Mark.