Claridge Hi-Tec C9 C-9 9mm 16.5” Blowback Semi-Auto Rifle w/ Factory Box

SOLD FOR: $1276

WOA#: WY220722GC010

Make: Claridge

Model: LEC-9

Serial Number: C900170

Year of Manufacture: 1990-1993

Caliber: 9mm Nato

Action Type: Closed Bolt, Semi-Automatic Blowback

Markings: The left side of the frame is marked “CLARIDGE HI-TEC ™ C900170”. The right side of the receiver is marked “9mm NATO PAT.PEND NORTHRIDGE. CA. U.S.A.” The buttpad is marked, “PRESENTATION MODEL Pachmayr WHITE LINE ”.  The left side of the magazine is marked “MEC-GAR MG B92-15” and “MADE IN ITALY” on the bottom of the front.

Barrel Length: 16.5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an adjustable hooded pin sight. The rear sight is an adjustable aperture sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition: Tubular steel forged one piece lower integral with the pistol grip and trigger guard.  Magazine is fed through the pistol grip.  Charging handle on the upper left side and bolt catch. Upper receiver is blued steel with black walnut stock and fish belly handguard. The buttpad is basket weave rubber.  The stock rates in Excellent condition.  There is a factory defect on top of the handguard in what looks like a small nick.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: 1 16 rd steel 9mm magazine

Type of Finish: Stainless Steel, Black, Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99.9% of its metal finish. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. Telescoping bolt cloned after the SA-VZ23 submachine gun. 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: Claridge Hi-Tec Factory Box, Total of one magazine, Sight Adjustment Tool, and Takedown Tool.

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. Claim this firearm, a model that the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mark Wahlberg, and Sam Rockwell have held in their hands.  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.  With 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, and its button rifling truly make this a one of a kind firearm experience. This Claridge is new-in-box, given to us by the Claridges themselves, and are the very last of their stock. 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 or Captain Kirk. These Claridge guns will soon have their own display at the Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. You’ll feel like a space marine and look good while using your new favorite plinking machine at the shooting range.  This particular C-9 is the Carbine configuration of the Claridge lineup with its walnut wood fish belly furniture with strong stainless steel receiver so you definitely don’t want to miss this one!  Good Luck!

Claridge Hi-Tec C9 C-9 9mm 16.5” Blowback Semi-Auto Rifle w/ Factory Box
Claridge Hi-Tec C9 C-9 9mm 16.5” Blowback Semi-Auto Rifle w/ Factory Box