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    The Dreaded "9,000" Code FS2000 - Curse or not?

    I have had an FS2000 on my mind and with recent events I decided to purchase one and a couple other FNH arms as it looked like they might become rare to unatainable.

    I thought I read a lot on this forum which is my go to place for FN stuff, of course. Some how I missed the information the 9,000 coded rifles. One night I stumbled across some information, I set the iPad down, walked down the hall into the office as I had not stored the box yet - I have a one.

    Well I was kind of disappointed. I read many posts in a couple of threads, here is the jist of what I recall:

    FN assembles 9,000 coded rifles from spare parts due to cancelled Military contracts. There are no markings on the rifle or on rifle parts that would tell the buyer if it is a 9,000 coded rifle. The box is the easiest way to determine this and I read that FN keeps track of 9,000 coded rifles, that is they have a data base. Some say, regardless one can tell because the non-9,000 coded rifles all have hard crome plated bolt carriers where as the 9,000 coded rifles have black bolt carriers.

    Others have posted that their 9,000 coded rifles came with hard cromed bolt carriers.

    I thought I was getting a good deal from HK Specialists, in retrospect, I did not do enough leg work. I noticed many members here mentioned buying 9,000 coded rifles there too - for me I will just say it would have been nice if HK Secailists mentioned something about the 9,000 cooded rifles, but really the responsiblility rests with me.

    I would appreciate some input and pictures from those that know more that I do about this and maybe future buyers will make their purchases with the advatage some experience.

    In an attempt to to bring all the information together is one place I have included pictures of my box label and views of the bolt carrier group from many different angles.

    The box:


    The bolt had no marking that were obvious to me:








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    Well, as a start all FS2000 or any other rifle that FN puts together are put together with "parts". No rifle ever comes out of any magical hole complete.

    No curse and I do not know why you are "disappointed".

    I do not know what you paid for your "9000" rifle but mine cost $1425. So it does not have a hard chromed bolt. It goes bang just like the ones with the hard chromed bolts though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HK SD9 Tactical View Post
    No rifle ever comes out of any magical hole complete.

    Hahaha thats a good one.

    The hole isn't magical, we all know that.
    Toys: I've sold all my guns. They were too dangerous.

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    I know most all modern arms are assembled from bins or pallets of parts so I am ceartainly not disappointed about that. I am disappointed that I did not know about 9,000 rifles as all - but like I said it is my fault for not being better informed.

    I would have liked to have a hard chromed BCG but I am not sure it is the most important thing. I mean are the other BCG's hard chromed for wear or corrosion resistance? Or both? If it is very critical, would FN put them out in products? I do not know.

    I paid substantially more than you but less than I would have paid on GB - BTW, I have yet to see anyone list an FS2000 on GB as 9,000 model.

    The rifle is great and I do not tend to sell it. If I fall head over heals in loce with it, I will get another...

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    As long as you did not pay over $1500 for it, you should be happy, since it is pretty much the same from all I have read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Type5 View Post
    I know most all modern arms are assembled from bins or pallets of parts so I am ceartainly not disappointed about that. I am disappointed that I did not know about 9,000 rifles as all - but like I said it is my fault for not being better informed.

    I would have liked to have a hard chromed BCG but I am not sure it is the most important thing. I mean are the other BCG's hard chromed for wear or corrosion resistance? Or both? If it is very critical, would FN put them out in products? I do not know.

    I paid substantially more than you but less than I would have paid on GB - BTW, I have yet to see anyone list an FS2000 on GB as 9,000 model.

    The rifle is great and I do not tend to sell it. If I fall head over heals in loce with it, I will get another...
    You have a great rifle, you will love it (at least 999 people out of 1000 do), and in no time you will realize that this is pretty much a non issue.
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    Ouch!!! Think they were $2300 from HK spec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfgheist View Post
    As long as you did not pay over $1500 for it, you should be happy, since it is pretty much the same from all I have read.
    Ouch!!! Think they were $2300 from Hk Spec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfgheist View Post
    As long as you did not pay over $1500 for it, you should be happy, since it is pretty much the same from all I have read.
    You didn't read the posts in this thread did you?
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    There is nothing wrong with having the 9000. They have not been anywhere near the $1500 mark for a long wile. My FS2000 has the chromed bolt and it is a Black 9000. It does look like the label was changed at one point. So maybe it was not at first. My LGS got it for me Feb of 2012 when they where 1400-1500. Now if I can just find a Tri Rale for it.

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