Featured Gun – H&K SR9 For Sale (SOLD)
What Makes This Gun Special?
The SR9s are modified HK91-series rifles intended to qualify for import as sporting rifles after the US ban on imported “assault weapons” in 1989. The visible differences include the removal of the flash suppressor, bayonet lugs, and pistol grip (on the base model) in order to improve the design’s acceptance as a sporting rifle.
Why Do YOU Need This Gun?
The SR9s have a medium weight barrel that is slightly less than 20″. All SR9s are marked “Made in W-Germany” on the right side of the receiver. SR9s imported after September 1994 were sold with a 5-round magazine because of the US Federal ban on magazines that could accept more than 10 rounds.
Maker: H&K (Heckler & Koch)
History: “The H&K SR9 was the version of the H&K G3/91 designed to comply with (or avoid, if you prefer) the Bush Sr. 1989 import ban on “assault weapons”. About 4,000 of these were imported between 1990 and 1998, and they featured a bare muzzle and plastic thumbhole stock and handguard. The first 1,000 or so had a faux wood grain finish on the furniture, but it was rather delicate and was dropped fairly shortly. A small number were fitted with PSG-1 grip and trigger assemblies and either MSG-90 or PSG-1 buttstocks and sold as the SR9T and SR9TC models. These changes were possible because the 1989 ban was an administrative one, not legislative, and was not applied to rifles with a specific target-shooting design intent,” said Ian McCollum of Forgottenweapons.com.
Original Designer: Manufactured in West Germany by H&K and imported to the United States.
Catalyst for Manufacture: 1989 import ban on “assault weapons”. The ban was an administrative one, not legislative, and was not applied to rifles with a specific target-shooting design. As such, the manufacturer converted the “intimidating features” to features more conducive to target-shooting. The name SR9 was thought to have been adopted to stand for Sporting Rifle 9 to further drive home that it was not an “assault weapon”.
- 4,000 units featured a bare muzzle and plastic thumbhole stock and handguard.
- 1,000 units had a faux wood grain finish on the furniture.
- A small quantity of the rifles were fitted with the PSG-1 grip and trigger assemblies along with either MSG-90 or PSG-1 buttstocks and sold as the SR9T and SR9TC models.
- The serial number prefix “46” appears on all these firearms.
- Push-button magazine release.
Purchase this Heckler & Koch SR9.