Thanks for the reply.
Since posting the request for a used set, I've purchased a 5-sw set of new "Pin Hawk" heads, bent to 9 iron lie. I then had my local Dicks S.G. install shafts and oversize (1/6) grips.
They ended up about 7 iron length, which didn't accomplish what I was after due to the lie angle (and the fact that I suck with 7 iron length and up), so had then cut them down to 9 *no charge*.
Much better, but now those shafts are too stiff (original cut being for the 7 length), and can't get in the air good with the longer ones, so one more trip for softer shafts and I should be good.
For those saying "if it worked, all the pros would do it"....
I'm new to golf but now have a summer of playing under my belt, and I can tell you for sure these single length irons have made my first year "very tolerable". Had I been stuck hitting longer irons there wouldn't have been any point in going. *** I *** can't hit a good long iron (at least not yet), but my drives are decent and my short game is quite good for a newby, so this is an excellent option for me. The pros don't NEED them.
PS, I should add that the "Dicks SG" guy (Mike Gallaway) was awesome, and the length thing was my fault not his.