Glock serial number dating
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I've compiled a fairly decent list of serial numbers and their related dates of import and/or manufacture, and hope this helps those who may be looking for such answers/information. AK172XX-3/00-.40, black plastic case, frame made in Germany, purchase included two 10-round reduced capacity mags and funky trigger lock AK22XXX-11/00-.40, Blue. If you need the screw in the middle, you actually want what's currently listed as the P228 screw (and maybe 229?
There are discrepancies here and there in regard to sequential numbering and the associated manufacture/import years, which isn't unheard of, and could be for a variety of reasons not related to misinformation. AI12XXX-10/98-Black L/E box 3 mags, grips say 10-98. - thanks to tomhighway for discovering this) and it will fit perfectly in these P226 models that are in between the oldest and newest.
According to the “Blue Book of Gun Values”, the coding continues as follows: Month Codes: [first letter] B – L – A – C – K – P – O – W – D – E – R – X 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 Year:______Code: [second (and third*) letters] 1930_______ Y 1931_______ Z 1932_______ A 1933_______ B 1934_______ C 1935_______ D 1936_______ E 1937_______ F 1938_______ G 1939_______ H 1940_______ J 1941_______ K 1942_______ L 1943_______ MMZ 1944_______ NN 1945_______ PP 1946_______ RR 1947_______ SS 1948_______ TT 1949_______ UU 1950_______ WW 1951_______ XX 1952_______ YY 1953_______ ZZ 1954_______ A 1955_______ B 1956_______ C 1957_______ D 1958_______ E 1959_______ F 1960_______ G 1961_______ H 1962_______ J 1963_______ K 1964_______ L 1965_______ M 1966_______ N 1967_______ P 1968_______ R 1969_______ S 1970_______ T 1971_______ U 1972_______ W 1973_______ X 1974_______ Y 1975_______ Z 1976_______ I 1977_______ O 1978_______ Q 1979_______ V 1980_______ A 1981_______ B 1982_______ C 1983_______ D 1984_______ E 1985_______ F 1986_______ G 1987_______ H 1988_______ I 1989_______ J 1990_______ K 1991_______ L 1992_______ M 1993_______ N 1994_______ O 1995_______ P 1996_______ Q 1997_______ R 1998_______ S 1999_______ T 2000_______ U 2001_______ W 2002_______ X * the years 1943 though 1953 had double letters: ie, MM = 1943 As maybe seen, the year code letters duplicate; some knowledge of when the model was introduced should resolve the actual year of manufacture.
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Remington Year of Manufacture Codes maybe found on the barrel of your Remington rifle [or shotgun] on the left side, just forward of the receiver; the first letter of the Code is the month of manufacture, followed by one or two letters which are the year of manufacture.
I have contacted Remington and they confirmed that information above is correct.
There are approximately 400 G22 Gen 3 Glocks with S/N starting with OPD0***.
Also, within a model family the same serial number prefix may be used to produce a variety of different models, all in the same block of serial numbers.