Claridge Hi-Tec L-9 L9 9mm 7.5” Blowback Semi-Auto Pistol w/ Factory Box

SOLD FOR; $901

WOA#: WY220303GC016

Make: Claridge

Model: L-9

Serial Number: L900575

Year of Manufacture: 1990-1993

Caliber: 9mm

Action Type: Semi-Automatic Blowback

Markings: The left side of the frame is marked “CLARIDGE HI-TEC ™ L900575”. The right side of the receiver is marked “9mm NATO PAT.PEND NORTHRIDGE. CA. U.S.A.”

Barrel Length: 7.5”

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

Stock Configuration & Condition: Tubular steel forged one piece lower with integrated barrel shroud to the upper receiver.  Charging handle on the upper left side and bolt catch.

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

Type of Finish: Silver

Finish Originality: Original

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

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99.9% of its metal finish. The markings are crisp.  Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition. This Claridge is being sold as New in Box.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. Telescoping bolt. 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, Disassembly Tool, Sight Adjustment Tool, and a total of One Magazine.

Our Assessment: The Claridge Hi-Tec L-9 is not just a firearm; it’s a piece of Hollywood history with a stature that’s as dramatic as the films in which it has appeared. The Claridge line-up, with its cutting-edge design that could’ve sprung from science fiction, has graced the screen in the hands of cinematic titans such as Mark Wahlberg in “Planet of the Apes” and Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Total Recall.” Throw in an appearance in Iron Man 2, Point Blank, Firefly, Direct Hit, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Leprechaun, Assassins, and probably a few others escaping my mind, and you have a resume that reads like a box office blockbuster film list.  Its cool, futuristic look has cemented its place as a cultural icon, not just in the gun community but in the larger tapestry of film lore.

Offering more than just star-studded credentials, this L-9 is a collector’s dream, coming straight from the Claridge Family Collection as a new-in-box, test-fired only item. It’s as pristine as they come, with the rarity to match its impeccable condition. This isn’t merely a weapon; it’s a narrative woven in steel, a conversation piece with a lineage of on-screen action, real-world collectibility, and on-field application as these were marketed towards Police Departments for a time for their incredible adaptability and build tolerances. To own it is to hold a fragment of history as these are now displayed at the Cody Firearms Museum right here in Cody, WY.

The Claridge L-9 stands apart for its unique blend of film fame and firearm function. With the original numbers-matching box in tow, it beckons not just to be owned but to be showcased and revered. Whether you’re a fan of the films, a connoisseur of unique guns, or a sentinel of historic weaponry, this L-9 calls to you. Here’s an opportunity to catapult your collection into legendary status, capturing the essence of Hollywood cool in a gun that’s as coveted as it is celebrated. Grab this chance to embrace the rarity before it becomes the lore of “the one that got away.” Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Claridge Hi-Tec L-9 L9 9mm 7.5” Blowback Semi-Auto Pistol w/ Factory Box
Claridge Hi-Tec L-9 L9 9mm 7.5” Blowback Semi-Auto Pistol w/ Factory Box