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    Well, My 9000 OD shoots great, loves M855, and I love to get it out from time to time and shoot it with my EO & 3X on top.
    Always make a few friends at the range, it is all good in my book. I paid 1700 in Sept and wish I had a another in black.


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    HK Specialist did the same thing to me in December 2012 not telling me it was a 9000 model and charging me $2200+ out the door. HK Specialists got high marks on the Forum and I was an FNG so I ordered one from them. I can't recommend HK because they were not honest in the serial and part number. If they cut corners there, how can you be sure they don't cut corners somewhere else.

    My Dad taught me a long time ago, when someone brings something in for sale, give them a fair price. Even if you know the customer doesn't know what they have, pay them a fair price. If the customer ever finds out you took advantage of their lack of knowledge, they will never be a customer again. If you treat them right, they will bring in even more good stuff and tell their friends about that nice young man.

    All HK Specialsts needed to say or post on their website that was a 9000 model and the price they wanted. I can decide if that is how much I want to pay. But by hiding the 9000 number, they were purposefully were trying to hide info from the buyer.I found out after the rifle arrives and won't ever buy from them again and won't recommend them to anyone else.

    Did I get a defective product, hell no. It an FN, they are great. But you only have one chance to win over a customer for life and lots of chances to lose them.

    I want to thank you for your post and photos. Thank you.

    I too tried to learn on this forum by searching past posts what was the diff and I too found snarky responses like "they both go bang" from some of the bitter more than helpful folks on the board.

    Or my favorite non-helpful comments, all guns are used. Trying to argue the gun was fired at the factory it is used. Yeah not so much. The factory drives the car off the line with the engine running, and then takes them out on a test track for a run in. They still sell the vehicle as new. Like I said bitter more than helpful.

    Here is what I know from additional research. FN is shipping FS2000 and putting black bolts in non-9000 models. I have now seen two brand new in the box made in November 2012 non-9000 FS2000 with non chrome bolts.

    I did a tear down of this new FS2000 from 11/12 and compared to the FS 9000 model and could see no visible differences.

    The only difference I could find is the price and dealer price on a 9000 model is $300 to $500 less than the non-9000 models.

    As I have posted elsewhere, knowing dealer cost of a rifle just like when you know what is dealer cost is for a new truck is a good thing. It makes you a better and smarter buyer.

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    If I hadn't said anything about the military overrun contract guns, nobody would have been the wiser. It's only because people asked why certain FS2000's were priced cheaper than others, I explained.

    Are there differences in the guns? Yes.

    Do the differences warrant concern? No.

    It's all about money, and what HKS did was maximize his profit margin. By today's standards, $2K for a NIB 9000 suffix FS2000 is a bargain. I listed a couple here on FNF for $1750 (shipped) before the lunacy set in. Not a single, "Hey Sarge, I'll take it!" So, I pulled them and tossed them on GB in order to move some stagnant inventory. Then IT happened. Strange how those same two FS2K's fetched well over $2700...

    Is anybody on FNF going to actually wear their barrel out? More than likely, no. I hammer 2K MG pretty hard and keep enough spares on hand that when the gun dies, I'll rebuild it and resurrect it from the dead many times over until the chassis fractures from all of the abuse. Then I'll buy another one and keep on truckin'.

    Enjoy the guns. That's all I can say. Have I paid "too much" for stuff over the years? Absolutely. Do I lose sleep over it? Nope. All "water under the bridge" now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SgtStrykerUSMC43 View Post
    If I hadn't said anything about the military overrun contract guns, nobody would have been the wiser.

    -SS
    Great post as always, thanks!

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    If you really have an issue with the chrome coating? Send yours off and have it coated. Unless you plan to abusing the rifle like you stole it, I wouldn't worry about it.
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    The .Mil overrun was a blessing, not a curse. Cheapo's like me that couldn't justify 2000-2300 managed to sneak in through the back door for 1350. Runs like a champ now after the 200rd break in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inego montoya View Post
    The .Mil overrun was a blessing, not a curse. Cheapo's like me that couldn't justify 2000-2300 managed to sneak in through the back door for 1350. Runs like a champ now after the 200rd break in.
    No doubt $1350 is a great deal!

    Good shooting to you!

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    Actually it was 1450. I looked up the thread that tipped me off to the FS2000 overruns. It pays to stay on top of forums like this one where people like to help hook other members up with good deals.

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    I have a 9000 code which has thus far not misfired. I am happy with it and wouldent have known it was made of surplus if not for this site.

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    What kind of backword universe is this? With any other gun company people would be lining up and paying a premium for a gun that was made from military over run parts. The HK guys would sell their mother to buy the guns if there was a run of G36s made with overrun parts. Surplus German G3 parts kits now go for close to the price of a complete PTR-91. The limited run of Sig556s that were made with real Swiss lowers and other parts went for 3x the price of a normal 556. People pay a premium for Colt rifles because they had the M4 contract for so long.
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