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From Combat Handguns, August 2004
This is only the second time Heckler & Koch has built a commemorative pistol
(jdl: Actually, it's the third - the
Compact .45ACP 50th HK Anniversary (US Model),
and the USP P10 Jubilee 9mm 50th Anniversary (Germany Model only)), so with HK's reputation for quality, you can be the P7-25th Anniversary Edition is a work of art, built to the same high standards for reliability and toughness as the regular P7M8. Even though P7 production began 25 years ago, the pistol is still very modern and HK is rightfully proud of it. Each commemorative has its own number, for example "One of Five Hundred", printed in German on the slide. High quality walnut stocks replace the standard black plastic and the finish is even better than the excellent standard blue, making this pistol a stunner (jdl: Let's just hope HK is smart enough to leave off the tacky "Warning" off the slide!). The signature of Helmut Welde, lead designer of the P7, also appears on the slide. Each pistol comes with a beautiful presentation box, two magazines, cleaning tools, manual certificate of ownership and a commemorative coin. These presentation pistols should be available sometime during the third or fourth quarter of 2004 and although the final suggested retail price has not been determined, it will probably be between $1800 to $2000. They can be ordered from your retailer, but with a limited supply of only five hundred, they will not last long.
Each pistol has the lead designers autograph etched in sliver on the upper right hand side of the slide followed by silver scripted "1 von 500", "Presentation High Grade" wooden palm swelled checkered grips with "HK" logo, original slide roll marks (NO WARNING LABEL ON SLIDE) and "AE" 2004 Date mark. Packed with black presentation wooden case that is relief cut for the pistol, extra magazine, cleaning tools and the P7 "Challenge Coin". An additional presentation "HK" logo cardboard box protects the wooden case. The P7M8ís original plain shipping cardboard box with serial number is also included.
New Pics from Fountain Firearms in Houston
More Pics of a HKPRO members P7M8 Commemorative and my P7 "Wood Collection featuring 3 Consecutively S/N Jubilees