SOLD FOR: $3575
Serial Number: S900863
Year of Manufacture: 1990 – 1993
Caliber: 9mm Luger/Parabellum
Action Type: Semi-Automatic Blowback fed by Detachable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the frame is marked “CLARIDGE HI-TEC ™ S900863”. The right side of the receiver is marked “9mm NATO”
Barrel Length: 7 1/2”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a post which is adjustable for elevation in a banded base pinned to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch adjustable for windage in a base integral to the top-rear of the grip frame.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is serrated, forged steel integral to the grip frame. There is a sling mount at the top-rear behind the rear sight. The grip shows faint handling wear with a few minor marks and thinning at some edges. There are no chips or cracks. The serrations are well defined. Overall, the grip is in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Bright Chrome
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are some minor scattered nicks and scratches. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun is in Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a Claridge Hi-Tec cardboard box, instruction manual and one (1) 15-round Beretta 92 compatible magazine with intact feed lips and strong follower spring. Please note, no magazines will be included for purchasers who reside where they cannot be legally transferred.
Our Assessment: “Get to the Choppa!” If there is a gun in all of firearms history that deserves a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it would be the Claridge Hi-Tec family of guns. No unique firearm has been featured in more films than this aesthetically semi-futuristic gun or has been held by and showcased in the hands of Hollywood’s most famous movie icons. From Total Recall, Planet of the Apes, to Firefly and Iron Man 2 and many movies in between, the Claridge, and its antecedent the Gonsz GA-9, has been Hollywood’s go to prop in storytelling – making this a highly collectible item. These Claridge guns will soon even have their own display at the Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West! But it isn’t just the movie history that makes this pistol so unique.
The Claridge Hi-Tec was originally designed by Hungarian inventor Lajos John Goncz and manufactured in limited quantities by Claridge. The forged steel frame and tubular shape housing, a telescopic bolt design similar to that of the Israeli Uzi, a high quality match grade barrel, its button rifling, and the unique appearance truly make this a one of a kind firearm experience. This Claridge was consigned with us by the Claridges themselves, and comes from the very last of their stock. Even better, for California residents, this Northridge-made pistol is one of the very few of the Hi-Tec S9s which was made without a threaded barrel, making it legal for transfer to CA residents (as a PPT at our Simi Valley location). Win yourself a Claridge “Space Gun” and tell a Hollywood story of your own with a weapon that could be right at home in the hands of Han Solo, Captain Kirk or Jane Cobb. Whether fighting off Imperials, protecting you on strange new worlds, putting down a Reaver raiding party, this is definitely the sidearm to help you do it. Don’t listen to your friends and family who told you to not be a “square” and get this totally tubular gun!