SOLD FOR; $3925
Make: Heckler & Koch, HK
Model: HK 93
Serial Number: A133721
Year of Manufacture: 1982 (IC DATE CODE)
Action Type: Roller Delayed Blowback Semi-Automatic
Markings: The right side of the magwell is marked, “Made in Germany / HK Inc. / Arl. Va. 22 201”. The left and right side of the safety selector is marked, “0” and “1”. The left side of the magwell is marked, “HK 93 A133721 / Cal..223 / IC” with an Ulm Antler proof and an Eagle over N proof. The left side of the handguard is marked, “4 HD”. The underside of the charging handle is marked, “2 IC”.
Barrel Length: 16”. 17.5” with birdcage flash hider
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded post. The rear sight is an adjustable diopter drum marked 2 3 4.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The buttstock on this G3 battle rifle is a G3/HK91 polymer buttstock with a sling well and bar on the left side. The pistol grip is polymer with thumb rest and finger grooves. The handguard is polymer with a folding bipod integrated and mounted into the front cap. The LOP measures 13.75” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition. The pistol grip is very clean. The buttstock has some faint drag lines and a small scuff on the sling well. The bottom of the handguard has some minor scuffs.
Magazine Quantity & Condition: One 10rd magazine in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue-Gray
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its blue-gray finish. The screw heads are sharp and pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. There is some finish loss where the charging handle slides. There are faint drag lines on the receivers. Overall, this vintage rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with a total of one magazine and a flash hider rubber cap.
Our Assessment: Produced in 1982, this specific HK 93 hails from an era where Heckler & Koch’s reputation for engineering excellence was at its zenith. Descended from the storied line of the HK 33, which was itself a 5.56mm adaptation of the G3 battle rifle, the HK 93 was tailored for civilian use while retaining much of the ruggedness and reliability that made its predecessors famous. Manufactured in Germany, this rifle showcases European craftsmanship at its finest, standing as an artifact of a period when cold-hammer-forged barrels and meticulous attention to detail were the norms, not exceptions.
One of the standout features of this 1982 HK 93 is its roller-delayed blowback system, a mechanism inherited from earlier Heckler & Koch designs. This system contributes to the rifle’s extraordinary reliability and makes it less susceptible to fouling and environmental conditions. Chambered in 5.56×45mm NATO, the HK 93 delivers excellent ballistic performance along with manageable recoil, making it a versatile platform for various shooting activities. Additionally, it accepts detachable box magazines, offering flexibility in ammunition capacity—a feature especially appreciated by those who use it for sport shooting or even hunting varmints.
If you’re interested in a rifle that marries historical significance with high-level performance, this 1982 HK 93 is an exemplary choice. It’s not just a firearm; it’s a representation of an era when Heckler & Koch set industry standards that many still aspire to meet today. Owning this piece means holding a slice of firearms history that still competes favorably with contemporary designs, both in terms of reliability and build quality. It’s a timeless classic that captures the essence of what a semi-automatic rifle can be, with the pedigree and performance to back it up. -L.S.