Thread: 9mm vs.45
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Old August 21st, 2005, 08:40 PM
johnlee johnlee is offline
John Lee
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Location: Torrance, CA
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Nah, here are the early P7's.

Squeeze-cocking HK4 (which is nothing more than a modernized Mauser HSc):

Squeeze-cocking 1911:

After the concept was considered feasible, HK moved to the forward cocking device on another HK4:

Then production began on the PSP:

The P7's frame is a machined forging, but all of the squeeze-cocking parts are stamped. The slide appears to be a machined forging because of the quality of construction, but it's actually several different pieces robot welded together. And of course the method of operation is taken from the Volksturmgewehr. Awesome.
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