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Old 05-02-2019, 06:54 PM   #196
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It is believed they were a contract run for Newark NJ Police, as most were DAO
with a unique magazine safety system. Unsure, as they have been mostly all CPO'd and converted to DA/SA, and the Magazine Safety system removed, and a filler block installed. https://sigtalk.com/sig-sauer-pistol...ne-safety.html
Very interesting. I see in the linked thread you have one identical to mine. Do you know the year of manufacture?
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Old 05-03-2019, 02:19 AM   #197
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Very interesting. I see in the linked thread you have one identical to mine. Do you know the year of manufacture?
Unfortunately not exactly, The "AL" prefix of the serial number if in sequence should be from 2001/2002 time frame. Seeing how they removed some possible indicators, such as the 2 piece grips which are normally dated for the replacement E2 grips.

Even contacting Sig would probably be fruitless, as they would be giving you the CPO date, which would be on one of the labels on it's red box.
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Old 05-03-2019, 12:25 PM   #198
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Unfortunately not exactly, The "AL" prefix of the serial number if in sequence should be from 2001/2002 time frame. Seeing how they removed some possible indicators, such as the 2 piece grips which are normally dated for the replacement E2 grips.

Even contacting Sig would probably be fruitless, as they would be giving you the CPO date, which would be on one of the labels on it's red box.
2001/2002 is close enough for me. Thanks for the info.
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Really good info! Just checked my 226. JE. Thanks!
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Debated posting in here or starting a new thread, decided this would be better. I have my name on a list for a West Germany marked P228. I am trying to figure out what the proof mark next to the serial number on the frame is. I only have potato quality photos since they were posted by the dealer and no image of the chin. I just canít make out the mark. Thoughts?
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Debated posting in here or starting a new thread, decided this would be better. I have my name on a list for a West Germany marked P228. I am trying to figure out what the proof mark next to the serial number on the frame is. I only have potato quality photos since they were posted by the dealer and no image of the chin. I just can’t make out the mark. Thoughts?
https://www.realgunreviews.com/sig-s...ks-date-codes/

That's a "Nitro" Definitive Proof Mark from Ulm to the right of the SN.

Here's some additional marks.

http://www.nramuseum.org/media/940944/proofmarks.pdf

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https://www.realgunreviews.com/sig-s...ks-date-codes/

That's a "Nitro" Definitive Proof Mark from Ulm to the right of the SN.

Here's some additional marks.

http://www.nramuseum.org/media/940944/proofmarks.pdf
Thank you! I couldnít make it out (bad eyes) but now that youíve said it I can see it
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My Dad gave me a sig suaer 32 cal from 1944 he took off a nazi officer great info
But I still love my p229 since 1992 40 cal. one great tool

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AF is probably '96.

As a general (and pretty accurate) rule with P229s, the second letter is the production year, with "A" being 1991. With very rare and non-sequential prototype exceptions, the earliest production P229 serial numbers start with AB, as the P229 was released in 1992. There will always be exceptions and "odd-balls", but I've found that this system seems to work on across the board on the early P229s.
Thanks. Thought I'd look into my first Sig, a 229 .40. Numbers both start with AB. Still have some more detective work to go...
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if you go by this chart "a"makes for '90!!
Looks like my first Sig is from 1991 then. Interestingly? Mine doesn't have any of those other stamps in the photo you posted.
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