POTD: A Wooden HK – The Heckler & Koch Model 300 Semi-Automatic Rifle
Welcome to today’s Photo of the Day! Here we have yet another firearm out there that I was completely unaware of. Forget cool guns like the MP5 or the H&K P7. This is the Heckler & Koch Model 300 Semi-Automatic Rifle. Check out this wood gun Heckler & Koch made back in the late 1970s and into the late 1980s. For all I know, these were everywhere, but something tells me not so much, at least in the United States. These .22 Magnum rifles were produced starting in 1977 and would later lead to a 22-long rifle version called the Model 270.
The Heckler & Koch Model 300 was marketed as a small game and pest control rifle. All of the Heckler & Koch Model 300 Semi-Automatic Rifles were milled to be outfitted with H&K’s HK05 universal telescope mount. This example already has the mount and 3-9 scope. The Model 300 remained in production until it was discontinued in late 1988/early 1989.
“Manufactured in 1980 and discontinued in 1988. Features an adjustable blade front sight and no rear sight. The receiver is mounted with a Leupold Vari-X 3-9 scope. The stock is a single piece of walnut with multipoint checkering, pistol grip, sling swivels, plastic grip cap and serrated plastic buttplate. Includes one extra 15 round magazine and the manual.”
Manufacturer: Heckler & Koch
Gauge: 22 WMR
Barrel: 19 3/4 inch round
Lot 1434: Heckler & Koch Model 300 Semi-Automatic Rifle with Scope. (n.d.). Rock Island Auction Company. photograph. Retrieved July 11, 2022, from https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/65/1434.