German Pre-Ban H&K Heckler & Koch HK SP89 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol & CompM 1993

SOLD FOR: $4,425

WOA#: WY240306MK015

Make: Heckler & Koch

Model:  SP89

Serial Number: 21-27322

Year of Manufacture:  1993 (KD Date Code)

Caliber: 9mmx19

Action Type: Semi-Auto Roller Delayed Blowback.

Markings: The receiver is marked “Made In Germany / HK Inc. / Sterling VA” on the right magwell, “IR” on the handguard, “0 / 1” on each side at the the selector, “IR” on the receiver cap, “Cal 9mm x 19” on the left side of the magwell, “HK SP 89 / 21-27322 / KD” with proof marks on the top of the receiver.

Barrel Length: 5″

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded post and the rear is a notched rotating drum. The top of the receiver has mounting lugs and an A.R.M.S. Swan G-3 quick-detach mount is installed with a single ring holding an Aimpoint CompM red dot sight. The sight does not have a battery, we have not tested the sight (takes CR1/3N, DL1/3N batteries).

Stock Configuration & Condition: The pistol grip and handguard are textured black synthetic. The stocks have a few scattered minor scratches and light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the stocks are in Fine-Excellent condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: This pistol includes one 30-round 9mm HK magazines in Fine overall condition.

Type of Finish:  Black

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition:  This pistol retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a single 30-round magazine and the installed optic.

Our Assessment: The German Pre-Ban H&K Heckler & Koch SP89 stands as a prized relic of firearms history, revered for its association with the iconic MP5 series. Manufactured in Germany by Heckler & Koch, this semi-automatic pistol represents a civilian adaptation of the MP5K submachine gun (okay, fine, the HK94), renowned for its compact design and formidable performance.

The SP89 was crafted before the implementation of the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban in the United States, a distinction that imbues it with particular collector’s value. Being a pre-ban firearm, the SP89 was manufactured with features such as detachable magazines and pistol grips without legal restrictions, adding to its allure among firearms enthusiasts and collectors.

Featuring a compact and reliable design, the SP89 is prized for its maneuverability and versatility in close-quarters engagements. Chambered in the widely used 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge, it offers satisfactory firepower in a package suitable for various shooting applications, from self-defense to recreational shooting. It also just looks really cool, let’s be honest. Please see our photos and good luck!

Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud

German Pre-Ban H&K Heckler & Koch HK SP89 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol & CompM 1993
German Pre-Ban H&K Heckler & Koch HK SP89 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol & CompM 1993