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Interesting surprise in the gun safe tonight

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gspn, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. gspn

    gspn Well-Known Member

    A few months ago I bought a bunch of guns in an auction. One of them was an HK P9S in 9mm (1984 manufacture date). I didn't have a big desire for the gun...just bought it to help clear the auction with the intent of re-selling it.

    It's been sitting in the safe ever since. It's NIB...made in 1984 and from the research I did on it I found that the 9mm version is very common...it's the 45 ACP version that commands a premium in the market because not many were made.

    I took it out tonight to wipe it down and after oiling the gun i picked up a magazine. One of the mags had rounds in it and when I stripped the first one out something didn't look right. This was way bigger than a 9mm...I had to look at the headstamp because I knew I bought a 9mm. Apparently the gun was marked incorrectly at the auction...it's the 45 ACP version that i've got. I had to double and triple check it...the mags are both marked 45 and the factory target has 45 ACP stamped on it in big red ink too.

    It was a nice surprise. I'm no longer in a hurry to clear that one out of my safe!
  2. Now the bad news. If you had to fill out a 4473 at the auction to buy it, it is probably showing that you bought a 9mm. Probably not a big problem, unless you sell the gun and the new owner does something (criminal) to get it traced, and the BATF confusion begins..............
  3. gspn

    gspn Well-Known Member

    No bad news at all...this was a private auction among a group of friends to liquidate a collection.
  4. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member


    Well that had to be a pleasant surprise finding a .45 P9S instead of a 9mm. I had one (.45 version), a number of years ago and thought it was really ahead of its time with its design, method of manufacture, and its use of non-traditional materials (polymer), in its construction.
  5. hoohaa310

    hoohaa310 Active Member

    Shared dressed man, that portion of the 4473 is filled out by the ffl so it's his butt that'll get in trouble for filling out the form wrong, not the buyer.
  6. tekarra

    tekarra Well-Known Member

    A pleasandt surprise!
  7. AZ

    AZ Well-Known Member

    Can't wait till my collection is so big I can 'discover' guns in my safe!:)

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