Model Number: D10RS - 10 inch HK416
The Heckler Koch HK416 (M16 knock off with a piston upper) Uppers are slowly creaping into the US marketplace. Heckler Koch in its infinite wisdom has taken an anti-US civilian market mentality and has refused to sell to mere citizens. When the HK416 was initially offered, a firearms dealer offered the uppers for sale for around $2300. When HK USA found out about the sales they demanded that the buyers return the uppers to HK and the buyers would be compensated for the purchases.
Some enterprising gun dealers have offered the HK416 uppers for sale in the $7,000 to $10,000 range when the complete HK416 rifle retails for less than $2000.
But recently as more US police departments purchase the HK system, the supply of parts has increased. What some dealers are doing is selling a department a HK rifle and then swapping the upper for a 'custom' Bushmaster or other AR clone upper. Next, the dealer will turn around and offer the HK416 upper to civilians at a grossly inflated price.
Is the HK416 upper worth all that extra money? No according to reviews.
There are other piston driven AR-15/M-16 uppers available that perform just as well or better for around $1000. The chic of having a hard to acquire HK upper is what drives the price.
Is it worth it to you?
Example: Recent HK416 Upper Advertisement
WTS: New HK 416 10.4" upper $4500
I have a NEW HK 416 10.4" upper. It comes with everything pictured, +1 Hk 30 round mag. I also have a HK 416 stock and sling set.