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PTR - 91 KF
PTR - 91
A little history thanks to Wikipedia….
PTR-91, is a family of modern, American-manufactured civilian semi-automatic rifles. The design is a variation of the Heckler and Koch G3 rifle. These rifles are produced by PTR-91 Inc. (formerly JLD Enterprises) of Farmington, Connecticut. The abbreviation PTR stands for "Precision Target Rifle".
The weapon is based on the Heckler & Koch G3/HK91 (the HK91 is the semi-automatic version) design used by many militaries around the globe, which itself is a variant of the Spanish-made CETME rifle. The assault weapons ban of 1994 (which expired in 2004) prohibited certain cosmetic features of the HK91, meaning that it could no longer be manufactured and sold to the US civilian market in its original configuration. Furthermore, the German-made HK91 was specifically prohibited from importation under the 1989 Import Ban. Subsequently Heckler and Koch ceased manufacture of the semi-automatic HK91, and since then civilian versions of the G3 have increased in collector value. The PTR-91 was developed to fill the void, as the two rifles are almost identical.
JLD Enterprises ("JLD") began manufacturing ban compliant PTR-91 rifles in 2002, after purchasing prints and tooling from Fabrica Militar of Portugal - an HK licensed factory. The ban compliant models did not have a threaded barrel, bayonet lugs, adjustable stocks, or "high capacity" magazines. Very early models, being produced directly from the purchased prints were nearly identical to the HK91 with the exception of modifications for compliance with the assault weapons ban. After the ban's expiration in 2004, JLD began offering a wider range of PTR-91 models, many of which featured more of the original military features. JLD also began investing in research and development, and debuted many new improvements and modifications to the original HK91 design. Initially, JLD produced rifles relied heavily on imported military surplus components for G3/HK91 rifles. In fact, most parts between the HK-91 and the PTR-91 are interchangeable.
In 2005, the major assets of JLD Enterprises were purchased by the newly formed PTR-91 Inc. Mr. Jose Diaz (JLD Enterprises' founder and owner) stayed on with the new company as a major partner. With access to new capital and manufacturing capabilities from the partnership, PTR-91 Inc. made further advances in the quality and accuracy of the rifles, while expanding the number of available product lines and increasing production capability.
This is one of my favorite weapons. Funny thing is I wasn't even looking to buy one, it just caught my eye in the gun shop one day. I like this gun so much I have decided to pick up a PTR91 GI version soon.
We didn't do much to modify the gun. When doing research we did like the look of the original HK and wanted the gun to look more like the older version. Apparently the slim forend is the newer version.
One of the best parts of this gun is, if you can find them…and we know where…you can get high capacity magazine kits for around $3.50 each. Can’t beat that.
On this PTR we changed the stock to one from Magpul, added a HK Bipod and HK forend. Also we installed a mount and scope, the scope is from Leupold.
Caliber: .308 or 7.62 NATO
.Action: Roller-Delayed Blowback System
.Overall length: 38 3/4
.Barrel: 16” bull barrel, match grade, chambered for .308
.Magazine: standard fixed stock.
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