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|09-15-2012, 10:28 AM||#18|
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Bearone2 is trying to hone in on the date...after a point, some cannot be dated but you may get close by following clues...like the grip plates or the Trijicon sight date or letter codes on later Meprolight made night sights...
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|09-15-2012, 08:14 PM||#20|
@silversport: I'm assuming your post was for me? And if so, I don't have any of those on this Sig. Factory non-night sights with the one white notch in back and dot in front. Condition is practically new. Looks like any other older generation 229. Would the rest of the serial number help with tracking it down?
|09-16-2012, 03:21 AM||#21|
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yes it was and yes it might...you can leave the last 3 off if you feel you must but we may be able to get you closer...I may have missed ti but you don't have the original plastic grip plates???
|09-16-2012, 06:00 AM||#22|
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Especially on guns from that time period, the date codes on mags or grip plates really don't tell you anything. They both could have been made 2-4 years before the gun.
|09-16-2012, 10:13 AM||#23|
Silver sport: serial number is AL 42 ***. And the grips have the numbers 0 2 with the arrow pointing at 11. I haven't experienced any symptoms after a couple hundred rds of some cheaper 124 gr practice ammo. If you can't dig up any additional info about this specific serial number than I'll just assume it's a 2002 model. The owner said it was purchased brand new about 4-5 years ago so that would make sense.
Also, Im wanting to try out the e2 grips on this puppy. I'm assuming they'll fit just fine on this year? Any suggestions for what Ill need/be useful besides what comes in the kit?
Thank you for everyone's time and help so far. If I could do it myself I would, but my limitations end at google.
|09-16-2012, 10:17 AM||#24|
you can look it up yourself: from sigforum
|01-29-2013, 12:10 PM||#27|
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Just a clarification. As the title says, the proof date key is for German(-made) Sigs. Almost 100% of the P229s in the U.S. were made here in the U.S. from U.S. made slides and German made frames, even the ones with triple matching serial numbers. The only way to guess the manufacturing date is by the serial # prefix letters, which are not proof date codes, or by looking at the date inside the grips, assuming they are original to the gun.
Also, the date stamped on the side of P6 slides is the proof date for the P6 (they don't have proof date codes for whatever reason) and is a good estimate for the manufacturing date.
On the newer German-made SIGs, the date code is usually found on the left side of the barrel hood rather than the bottom front slide chin so the gun has to be field stripped to see it.
Last edited by wgsigs; 01-29-2013 at 12:12 PM.
|01-29-2013, 12:34 PM||#28|
ak to am
AL108XX-?/??, 229-9-B,2 Mags-10rnd....dated 5/95.Non-Rail.Purchased June '09-LNIB
AL168XX-?/??-.40,CPO red case Nitron non rail Came with a single 12 round magazine dated 12/01.purchased 7/09
AL32XXX-?/??-.40,Nitron, blue box.10 rd mag, no rail
AL53XXX-?/??-9mm, UDE229-9-T1, Oct. 08
AM1xxx9-3/03-.40, Blue box,(3)12rd LEO mags and night sights. Grips marked March 2003, P229R DAK
if p6 has matching s/n's
accurate on late german:
245 aj/'08 on back side of bbl
229 sport ad/'03 visible
226 sport ae/'04 visible
|03-20-2013, 11:37 PM||#29|
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Panama City, FL
If anyone is still interested in dating your Sig
Found this in another forum:
"If it's a German Sig, there will be a two letter date code, that represents the year of manufacture, stamped on the frame below the muzzle. A=0 / B=1 / C=2 / D=3 / E=4 / F=5 / G=6 / H=7 / J=8 / K=9.
Otherwise you're SOL, unless you can get Sig to cooperate."
Here's a link: Sig Sauer Serial Lookup
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