|PRICE:||R 14,500.00 Incl. VAT|
|CONDITION||Very good used condition|
FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:
The Vektor H5 or “Hunter 5” is a pump-action rifle chambered in .223 Remington, based and built on the receiver, barrel and other components of the Vektor LM series of semi-automatic rifles.
It was produced by Lyttleton Engineering Works from 1992 till 1998, and was available in a few different variations of stock type and barrel length.
It was designed for hunting and sporting purposes, but also and more successfully for the domestic security market.
It was also very popular with farmers living in remote areas, who appreciated the rugged design, simple (and fast) operation and compact size (particularly in vehicles).
It was also much easier for them to acquire a license for the H5 (being a manually operated rifle like any other hunting rifle) than a semi-automatic rifle, which is a restricted firearm.
This particular version with the pistol grip, plastic fore grip, LM-style folding stock and LM5 length barrel (332mm) was designed specifically for the security industry, while sporting versions came with wooden, thumb-hole stocks and fore grips and longer barrel.
No H5 variant was ever produced including a flash-hider, so the one on this rifle must be an aftermarket one added to it at some point.
All H5s were also sold including a fitted Trijicon 4×32 telescopic sight, so the picatinny rail mounted to the dust-cover of this gun must have also been added to it at some point.
The H5 came with a 12 round box magazine (included with this rifle) but can also use standard, full size LM magazines.
This gun is in very good used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
There are only very few slight wear marks on the receiver.
It includes a 12 round and a 35 round steel magazine.
Extra magazines for this firearm available from Special Armory
This firearm is suitable for hunting (small game and vermin only due to small .223 Remington caliber).
This firearm is also suitable for security work due to compact size, folding stock, fast action and high magazine capacity.
For the same reasons it is also suitable for home self-defense, particularly for people who live in isolated, rural areas like farmers.
This rifle can technically be used for certain sport shooting activities, but in reality the vast majority of sport shooters use semi-automatic rifles, and anyone using a manually operated rifle like this would be greatly disadvantaged and dissatisfied.