Question...Serial #'s Did the entire production run of SR9's begin with the prefix "46"?
Are all SR9s marked made in WEST Germany?
Thanks SudS, All of the SR9's I have seen either in hand or in photo have had the "46" prefix, but I saw a post referencing "43" prefix.
Also, the post about the 'first 1000" or so being shpped with woodgrained stock set. My SR9, Ser #46-00000x, which I purchased new in
1990, was shipped with black stock sets (both).
Thanks agian for clearing the confusion.
A one digit serial number gun with a black stock set? That would be odd. HK promoted that gun for months and months as having the wood grain stock. Tons of literature only showing the wood grain stock, but anything is possible. The black thumbhole stocks didn't come in until the second wave of SR9s. When the woodgrain stocks came in (my woodgrain SR9 was mid 800 serial #), I ordered another SR9 for a friend, but none were available, it was on back order. When the SR9 finally came in, it had the black stock. After that, HK raised the price and the SR9s showed up with two stock sets (thumbhole and 91). The 43 prefix is for the HK94 (9mm). I would bet a bunch against any SR9 shipping with a 43 prefix.
That is the way I received it NIB....both sets black.. SR9, 46-00000X, KA/W.Germany stamped.
The bottom line is that serial ranges are the weakest bit of information to judge authenticity on. That said, it wouldn't hurt to have the information with the understanding that the ranges could be completely unreliable or misreported. I'll see what I can dig up.