M16 Full Auto Forum
Posted 16 September 2015 - 10:09 AM
Posted 16 September 2015 - 03:33 PM
The PDW is actually an MP5K Which was made from an SP89 pistol. I prefer the full size MP5 either A2 or A3 configuration and of those two, I shoot my gun as an A2 just about all the time. It's not as "cool" but it's far more accurate for me. I have an M16 and I like to shoot it as a 9MM. It's not as smooth as the H&K but it's quick and very easy to handle. All my stuff is Colt and H&K. Parts are available but I rarely need to replace anything. You can't go wrong with either platform but they ain't cheap. Try to shoot these guns or at least handle them before laying out cash. Where are you located?
Posted 16 September 2015 - 06:01 PM
Bug has it correct, the MP5 is the Cadillac of modern submachineguns. As stated you cant go wrong with either platform. I own 2 HK MP5's and a HK MP5SD and the Colt 9mm SMG . I would purchase the HK MP5 platform over the Colt 9mm every time even though the Colt 9mm is a great addition to a collection. The HK MP5 in all its forms is the finest SMG I have owned . The Colt 9mm is a fun gun to shoot but the heavy bolt is noticeable during firing and hard on the weapon over time. The one thing I like about the 9mm SMG is the muscle memory of the M16 platform. I love the M16 !!
Posted 17 September 2015 - 03:30 PM
I've owned numerous MP-5's over the years. All but 1 were registered receiver push pin guns including
my MP5-PDW. The push pin allows the use to switch lowers (SEF,Navy,burst,etc) very easily.
All of mine had the 3 lugged barrels as well as the paddle mag release.
I also owned an original Colt 635 9mm (M-16 variant) as well.
I'd take the MP5 full size with the A3 stock over the M16 anytime
Posted 17 September 2015 - 10:17 PM
Posted 18 September 2015 - 07:51 AM
Are these sear guns or registered receivers?
Price seems about right for push pin registered receiver guns
but a little high for sear guns.
A sear is now mid to upper 20's I'd guess plus a few thousand for a host
Seems like it should be sub $30,000
Then again the last MP-5 I bought was my Billistics registered receiver gun
Posted 18 September 2015 - 08:49 AM
Posted 18 September 2015 - 09:41 AM
I think you can still get a sear gun for sub 30.
If your comfortable with the price and the seller,
don't let a couple grand stop you
Posted 18 September 2015 - 10:33 AM
I have 2 MP-5's that I've owned since the late 1980's. To be absolutely correct, they are converted HK-94's, with sequential serial numbers. One is set up in A3, and the other in A2. I prefer the A2 stock. It's the most accurate submachine gun I've ever encountered. I've never had any problems with either of them, except for the time that we let someone shoot it about 25 years ago with their own ammo...barrel got slightly bulged by a squib round. It still shoots fine, and I have a replacement barrel, but never have had it fixed. Lesson learned about letting someone shoot it at a MG shoot with unknown ammo...
Posted 18 September 2015 - 03:16 PM
The asking price seems about right to me. Most converted HK94's I've seen lately have been priced between $4500 and $5500 so you're looking at picking up the sear for $24k-$25k.
Posted 19 September 2015 - 08:50 AM
Here's a couple examples for sale
Wilson MP5 A2 and A3 stocks, spare lower $25,000
Another by HTA for $25,000
Fleming sear gun $25,000
One more for $24,000
Posted 20 September 2015 - 12:23 AM
Posted 20 September 2015 - 09:50 AM
Posted 20 June 2019 - 05:24 PM
So dont know if im in the wright spot i was wondering if a M16 m16 auto sears has to be sold with a tax stamp or if it is juat a part at this point till put togeather ?
Posted 20 June 2019 - 10:21 PM
You are not very clear on what you are asking. What you mean by auto sear could be two different things which would be two completely different answers.
Posted 21 June 2019 - 07:51 PM
you just want to buy a FA M16 internal parts?
grey area if you dont own a M16
Posted 21 June 2019 - 08:13 PM
the sear itself is just a part anyone can own and buy from several sources. If you own an AR-15 it becomes a little more gray. If you own the rest of the fire control parts specific to the M16 and an AR-15, it becomes even more gray. If you start milling and drilling a lower, that's a line you've crossed for sure. Since there are no registered sears that are not attached to lowers at this point because they all had to be installed in lowers in 1986, you can't get a stamp at this point.
There are other "auto sear type" devices that can be sold separate from the lowers, but again those were all registered before the end of May 1986. HTH