H&K P9S - Polished Finish - sn 102xxx
Heckler & Koch P9S, produced in 1972, in very good condition with 80% original finish. 5/5 Bore. Frame, barrel, and slide matching serial numbers.
The right side of the frame has a few scattered surface marks but little finish wear present. Instead of a two letter date code, "72" is indicated for the production year. The left side of the frame has edge wear where the slide has rubbed against the frame during operation. There are two illegible German eagle proof stamps and the serial number.
The slide has a blued finish with the flat area on the left and right sides polished, rather than the matte phosphate finish seen on later production. Finish overall is mildly worn, and there is edge wear noted throughout the slide. The white paint on the front sight and red/orange paint on the rear sight are vibrant.
The grips have fair handling wear overall, with some flattening and shining of the original grip texture. Checkering has been dulled with use. There are various small nicks and surface gouges on the grip. On the right side, there is a small gouge at the top of the beavertail, below the rear of the slide serrations, and near the rear of the trigger guard there are a few long scratches/gouges. On the left side, there are a couple of small gouges near the front strap and a gouge below the cocking lever.
The trigger guard is the early, smooth type, before transitioning to a "hooked" trigger guard.
Modern production; not C&R eligible until 2022. Import engraved on right side of slide. See our How To Order page for ordering instructions.
The H&K P9S is a double action, semi-automatic pistol that is known for its accuracy. It utilized roller delayed blowback with its fixed barrel, and is one of the first pistols to use polygonal rifling. Common with European pistols, it features a heel release. There is a lever on the left side of the frame that serves three purposes: it will release the slide if in slide lock, it can cock the internal hammer for single action mode, and is also used in conjunction with the trigger to decock the internal hammer. A manual safety is found on the left side of the slide. A hammer cocked indicator is found at the rear of the grip.