Object Title

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Claridge Hi-Tec L-9

Centrefire self-loading pistol - Claridge Hi-Tec L-9

Date

made 1993

Object Number

PR.13801

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005 Transferred to the Pattern Room via the National Museums Consortium from the Home Office Firearms Compensation Scheme, 1997 in 2003

Physical Description

The lower receiver/frame is a one-piece machined design integral with the pistol grip and trigger guard and is in aluminium. It houses all the firing components and the safety mechanism. The magazine is fed through the pistol grip. The upper receiver is a one-piece tube with a screwed in match barrel. The receiver tube houses the bolt, guide rods and guide springs. Originally designed by Lajos John Goncz, the action is an original design and does not copy other actions. This design utilizes a blowback-operated telescopic bolt system housed in the upper receiver tube. The firing pin is a totally unique design. It is attached to a striker plate that travels in a channel on the left side of the bolt when cycling. This design ensures the firing pin remains exceptionally sturdy compared with other designs.The iron sights consist of a square notch in the rear, and a vertical hooded post in the front. The finish is in matt black.

Techniques

Manufactured

Materials

Dimensions

OverallLength13in.
OverallLength330mm
OverallWeight1.38kg
BarrelLength7.5in.
BarrelLength191mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 902574

Calibre

9 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Calibre
9mm NATO
on the rear right of the frame
engraved
Model name
CLARIDGE HI-TEC tm
on the left side of the frame
engraved
address
NORTHRIDGE, CA. USA
on the right side of the frame
engraved
Patent
PAT.PEND.
on the right side of the frame
engraved

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