Make: Heckler & Koch
Serial Number: 403804
Year of Manufacture: 1985 (Date Code IF and test target date)
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Double and Single Action with Removable Magazine. The decocker can be actuated to cock the hammer for a single action first shot
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked with the HK logo, “Mod. P9S”, “Heckler & Koch GMBH Oberndorf/Neckar / US.Pat.No.3.566.745 Made In Germany”, “407038” and an “Eagle over N” proof. The left side of the frame is also marked “407038”. The right side of the slide is marked “HK CHANTILLY VA”. The right side of the frame is marked with an “Eagle over N” proof, an “IF” date code and an “ULM antler” proof. The barrel is marked with an “Eagle over N” proof and ”.45 ACP HK / 407038”.
Barrel Length: 4 1/8”
Sights / Optics: The tall front sight blade has a white vertical stripe and is dovetail set into the slide. The rear sight is a square notch adjustable for windage and elevation and both screwed and dovetailed into the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is one piece black checkered plastic that is screwed to the backstrap in two places. The grip has a thumb rest on the left side which is also marked “HK” at the bottom in red letters. The backstrap and areas bordering the checkering have a pebbled finish. The only mark visible is a small compression mark below the decocker on the left front edge. The grip rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: The slide and frame have a black matte phosphate finish. The front strap/trigger guard is a black synthetic with pebbled finish.
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is polygonal. There is no erosion in the bore
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. Most of the wear is evident on the barrel from normal operation. There is some light edge wear to the slide, most are at the muzzle. It does not appear to be holster wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. There is little wrong with the finish. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition, the barrel wear does not concern us.
Mechanics: The single action trigger pull is crisp. The safety blocks the firing pin when engaged, allowing the hammer to fall without firing the pistol. The decocker serves to cock or un-cock the hammer as well as functioning as a slide release when fully depressed. To un-cock the hammer, the safety is engaged, the de-cocker depressed and the trigger then pulled and released while holding the de-cocker down. The pistol can be shot in single action only mode by swiveling the trigger stop in the trigger guard up until it blocks the trigger from going back far enough to cock and release the hammer. The single action trigger is light and very crisp, although with some take-up, as expected. You can adjust the trigger with the fine adjustment feature also found on this pistol.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in a box with 3 additional magazines (total 4), an Owner’s Manual and test target. The box is cardboard with a black finish on the outside, a green finish on the inside and metal reinforcements on the corners. The top of the lid is marked “Heckler & Koch GMBH Oberndorf/N. Germany”.
Our Assessment: This is a unique pistol with a multi-purpose decocker that can be used to cock and de-cock the hammer as well as release the slide. It also has an adjustable trigger stop for a single action that prevents double action mode. This pistol has barely a mark on it. It is great mechanical condition and it should be, as It was built with typical German reliability. The included accessories as photo’d definitely sweeten the deal.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California. This handgun CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. This does not apply to out of state residents.