Hi all-I recently purchased an older JLD model PTR-91. I contacted PTR to get some info on my gun & they told me they do not know much about it because when JLD went out of business all of their records were lost/MIA?? (my terms). They did tell me that it was made sometime between 2003-2005 & that the older models contained some original HK parts! The charging handle is a raw metal Color & rest of gun is all black. When I get more familiar w/site I'll put up a pic.
Does anyone know anything else about it worth mentioning? The SN is _1175 (cant recall letter in front-think it's an N). Thanks to all who reply!!
I have a JLD PTR91 that I purchased new from Atlantic Firearms in March 2005. It is SN A13xx. At the time of manufacture, the seven U.S. made parts were hammer, sear, barrel, trunnion, receiver, pistol grip, and stock. The hammer and sear were marked SW. The other parts were of JLD manufacture. The stock was one of the early cheap ones that was not very sturdy and I eventually replaced it with a military surplus one. The pistol grip housing (had the last three digits of some rifle sn "X"ed out), trigger, flash hider, bolt and bolt carrier were military surplus. The bolt and carrier were HK; the carrier is one of those with the tungsten inserts. The military surplus flash hider had been drilled out and pressed onto the unthreaded muzzle of the barrel. It was then drilled, pinned and spot-welded. I still have this rifle although the trigger, sear, and hammer were later changed out to JLD manufactured ones. It is set up in a sniper configuration, with an HK recoil pad, a Harris bipod, Cherokee stock cheek riser, Bill Springfield trigger job, and Henzoldt Z24 scope and mount. Based on my experience, you have a great rifle to work with. Congratulations.
Mr. Weed sure helped them screw up the flutes/barrels as well as other things, didn't he N4KVE? Only took 2-3 years to SEMI-ADMIT anything was amiss.
All mine now have GERMAN or CONTRACT parts where legal!
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I'm a little late on the reply but THANKS ALOT GUYS!! That was interesting/helpful/informative! I'm going to print off & keep this info to look back on. BTW, yes the SN does start with an "A"