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VFC HK416C GBB and HK417

VFC HK416C HK417 Planking

Seeing the funny pictures that Vega Force Company[1] (VFC) uploaded on their facebook page a few hours ago, the first thing to notice is that they apparently like planking and Star Wars. But even more interesting probably are the new gun models lying on that table. The first two are HK416C[2] versions, followed by two regular HK416 models (10.5 and 14.5 inch barrel length) and the fifth gun appears to be a HK417 with silencer.

The HK417 can be identifiied more easily in VFC's video of their collection, where we clearly see the bigger magwell:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=129998840446820&set=vb.125385545733&type=2&theater.

Officially VFC only mentioned the HK416C yet, so we have no information about the HK417 and as VFC produced both HK416 AEGs and GBBs we can't be sure about the type either. But judging from its pistol grip, a GBB system seems more likely, as all HK416 AEGs released so far used the Tango Down style pistol grip[3]. The new style H&K grip present on VFC's HK416 GBBs and this HK417 features a steeper angle which could make it difficult to fit a motor inside. However it's not necessarily impossible to do so.

The HK416C now is confirmed to be a GBB (which also makes an HK417 GBB look more probable, due to VFC's general concentration on GBB models in the recent time) and we can even see a working prototype in their Youtube video:

 

For more details have a look at the VFC facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/VegaForceCompany.

 

Sources:
[1] Vega Force Company (GB-Tech) http://www.gb-tech.com.tw/
[2]HK416C in action (A2D) http://www.airsoft2day.com/news/180-hk416c-in-action.html
[3] Tango Down pistol grip http://tangodown.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=134
VegaForceCompany (facebook) http://www.facebook.com/VegaForceCompany

 
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#1 -Trooper- » 2011-12-11 01:34

Is there a release date yet for the 416C or 417 GBB?
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#2 Loopy » 2011-12-11 11:45

I wonder if they would release the shortened buffer tube/wire stock as a separate kit.
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#3 Vader » 2011-12-11 13:31

A release date was not mentioned so far.

Also a seperate stock kit seems unlikely. They still don't sell the new crane stocks separately, that they have on their GBBRs and also there would be more differences to the HK416C anyway, so the use of a mere stock kit would be rather limited.

The HK416C has a shorter rail, shorter barrel, different flash hider, slightly different gas block and front sight, a flip up rear sight and also we don't know if the interenals are not a little different as well.


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#4 Marius » 2011-12-11 19:00

Hi. I really love the 417. I know it's not a realise day yet, but what do you think it will cost? In US $.
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#5 Vader » 2011-12-11 20:33

In Europe the HK416 GBB costs between $ 530 to $ 600 (400 € to 450 €, haven't seen it anywhere else) and I can't imagine that the HK417 will be much more expensive.
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#6 Vader » 2011-12-15 20:24

UPDATE: more details and a new picture: http://www.airsoft2day.com/news/606-more-hk417-news.html
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#7 Edwin » 2013-10-02 21:56

Greetings. When will the HK GBB 416d be available? I already have my CQB HK 416C GBB and would like to have the pair. Thank you
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#8 Edwin » 2013-10-02 21:59

Greetings. I meant the HK GBB 417D IAR. When will it be out? Thank you.
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