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The designers hopped around.
That's a replaceable cam stop yes. I don't know if the Haenel has it but those guns were designed by the same people
I think Haenel MK556 is indeed has that replacable cam recess thingy, judging by this image. You can see a bolted metal piece on the left side of the upper, though it appears to be smaller than the one on the MCX,.
Seems like that's what that is yep.
I think it should be made clear that the "Haenel" of today has absolutely nothing in common with the old "C.G. Haenel" company beyond buying the rights, from whom ever, to use the name.
Yes that is true its just a resurrected brand.
So the Bundeswehr is essentially getting a lower cost HK416.
Perhaps just as importantly, they're getting a HK416 that doesn't have a H&K logo on the receiver. I think that there were some politics involved in this selection.
What is the funcion of the lever that I marked on the photo? I believe that is some kind of foregrip retainer, but I would like to be sure
Yes its a clamp for a toolless handguard fixation. But i am not quite certain if its not mostly to avoid the HK patent on that. I think it must be quite a dance around all the patents that same folks have signed for 416 ,MPX, Car816,MP 556 etc
The patent density on Ar15 derivatives is getting ridiculous.
But from what we know now the MK556 was supposedly tested slightly better in tests than HK but more importantly was 52mio Eur cheaper, although that 52mio saving is also down due to some creative accounting on how much longer rifles could last because of the replaceable cam thingy.
Heckler patents and Haenel