Now that I have my Korth, I'm setting my sights on my other holy grail pistol that I eluded to, but didn't disclose in the Korth thread. Well, PzGren guessed it, so a may as well post some info. Its none other than the Korriphila HSP and, dang, if they aren't hard to find. I had a lead on one in 45ACP about a month ago, but I've since lost it. Price wise, I can get a good used one in the $5000 range, which is expensive, but not as much as the Korth auto. The Odin's eye version sells for considerably more, but it doesn't appeal to me anyway. That sort of thing never appealed to me. Korriphila also made a couple extremely rare variations which sell for huge sums of money. I'm talking about the standard HSP 701. Here are some links on the Korriphila pistols... http://korriphila.com/ http://all-gun.blogspot.com/2009/06/korriphila-hsp-701-pistol-germany.html http://world.guns.ru/handguns/hg/de/korriphila-e.html http://www.gebruikte-wapens.nl/producten/957/korriphila_hsp_701.html The gun itself is incredibly high quality and quite complicated in its design. Its a big, heavy gun, much like the Korth. It was designed by the Czech designer, Edgar Budichowcky, in Germany. During production, priority was given to quality with cost basically being an afterthought. Like the Korth, the Korriphila is cut from solid blocks of steel to exacting tolerences. You can see the machining in the links. Its amazing. Part of the design is actually similar to the CZ 52, but different in other ways. Of course, the machining and workmanship is worlds better. If I had to guess, the quality of the Korriphila is every bit as good as the Korth and possibly better in some ways. They generally sell for less only because there were more produced and the company is not as storied as Korth. That's how the collector's market works sometimes. However, I wouldn't be surprised if I'm even more impressed with the Korriphila. That said, it only takes two bidders that need to have it to send prices soaring. From what I understand, the design is better and tougher than the Korth. When both were new and in production, I believe they sold for similar prices. Even the standard models are very rare and difficult to find. Once again, there weren't many imported to the states. I've actually seen more Korth autos for sale than I have Korriphilas. My goal is to have one before the end of next year and I plan to somehow make it happen. Has anyone ever owned or even seen one in person? I have not. Thoughts? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!