Heckler & Koch HK H&K P7M8 BWB Marked, MFD 1993 9mm Squeeze-Cock Semi-Auto Police Pistol & Case

Heckler & Koch HK H&K P7M8 BWB Marked, MFD 1993 9mm Squeeze-Cock Semi-Auto Police Pistol & Case

Heckler & Koch HK H&K P7M8 BWB Marked, MFD 1993
9mm Squeeze-Cock Semi-Auto Police Pistol & Case


SOLD FOR: $2,325.00
LSB#: 
190626GG01

Make: Heckler & Koch

Model: P7M8

Serial Number: 107372

Year of Manufacture: 1993 (Slide Date Code)

Caliber: 9mm Parabellum

Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Grip-Cocked, Gas Delayed Blow Back, Semi-Automatic, Removable Magazine Fed Pistol

Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “HECKLER & KOCH GMBH / OBERNDORF/N MADE IN GERMANY” and “9mmx19”, the right is marked “WARNING REFER TO OWNER’S MANUAL / HK Inc., Sterling, VA”, “16-107372 M8”, “09/93” and with a boxed marking “BWB / 318” under a stylized eagle. There was another marking on the right of the slide between the serial number and date code which has since been milled off (likely a police marking). The right of the frame above the trigger guard is marked “107372 M8” as well with the same “BWB / 318” under a stylized eagle marking on the slide. The bottom of the left grip panel is marked “HK P7 M8”.

Barrel Length: 4”

Sights / Optics: The installed sights are night sights with a front blade and rear square notch with three tritium lamps dovetailed to the slide with the rear sight also secured with a set-screw. The front sight’s lamp has dimmed but is still useable in very-low to no-light environments, the rear lamps appear to have died completely.

An additional set of standard sights is included, the front sight has a white dot, the rear sight has two holes for dots, but no dots are present.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece textured black polymer panels. The backstrap and the front of the grip safety also have texturing to improve the grip. The right panel has some moderate scraping at the bottom. Otherwise, the grips have only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Very Good-plus condition with the left panel Excellent.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Likely original to arsenal refurbish when sold out of service.

Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the polygonal rifling is well defined. There is some very light erosion in the bore at the muzzle.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at all edges. There are a few scattered minor marks, the most notable on the left slide flat toward the front. The slide has a very faint plum hue and the mill-mark where a marking was removed on the right slide flat appears just slightly more plum than the flat around it. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Very Good-Fine condition as refurbished.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This pistol features a gas-delayed delayed blow back system. The pistol’s action is cocked by squeezing the fore strap of the grip frame, delivering a smooth, short trigger pull. The pistol has an ambidextrous magazine release located on the trigger guard. The slide to frame fit is tight. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a black plastic Heckler and Koch box with the serial number molded into the front face of the lid, gas-cylinder scraping tool, gas-cylinder brush, the additional sights and a total of two 8-round magazines. The left of each magazine body is marked “P7M8 / 9×19” with one marked “IR” and the other “JB” underneath. The “IR” magazine has very faint operational wear, intact feed lips and a strong spring, in Fine-Excellent condition. The “JB” magazine has more notable operational wear in its finish with similarly strong spring and intact feed lips, in about Very Good condition. The scraper and brush show little to no signs of use with the brush still having its plastic bristle protector. The box has only minor storage wear with a Bundesgrenzshutz (Federal Border Guard) sticker on the inside of the lid, in about Fine-Excellent condition. One manual in German is included with the serial number written on the inside of the cover, another in English is included.

Our Assessment: The decision to equip West German police with an advanced 9mm service pistol and replace existing 7.65mm Browning-caliber weapons was prompted after the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre. The new firearm was to meet the following requirements: chamber the 9×19mm Parabellum cartridge, weigh no more than 1,000 g (35 oz), the pistol’s dimensions would not exceed 180 × 130 × 34 mm, it should have a muzzle energy of no less than 500 J and a service life of at least 10,000-rounds. The pistol was also to be fully ambidextrous, safe to carry with a loaded chamber and able to be quickly drawn and ready to fire instantly. As a result of a competitive bid the German police forces selected three different pistols into service: the Swiss SIG Sauer P225 (designated the P6) and two German designs—the P7 (officially designated the PSP) and the Walther P5. Series production of the P7 started in 1979. Shortly after, the pistol was adopted by the German Federal Police’s counter-terrorism unit (GSG 9) and the German Army’s special forces formations. The P7 was produced primarily by H&K but also under license by the Greek defense firm Hellenic Arms Industry as well as in Mexico by the Departamento de Industria Militar (DIM), as a sidearm for general officers and staff. The pistol was also exported to several countries. This pistol was made in 1997. The polygonal rifling is still well defined with very light erosion near the muzzle and the pistol has a superb trigger pull that is initiated by squeezing the fore grip of the grip frame. While the typical German police issue P7 has a heel-magazine release, this P7M8 has an “American-style” magazine release at the trigger guard, though it appears that this pistol was a German law enforcement gun. It comes with its original box with manuals in German and English, two magazines and cleaning accessories. For the HK collector, this would make a fine addition. Please see our pictures and good luck!

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale but CAN be transferred as a PPT in our Simi Valley location. This does not apply to out of state residents.