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Old April 25, 2005, 08:18 AM   #1
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Walther P99 question . . .

I would like to determine the date / year of manufacture for my Walther P99.

Is there a way to obtain the "born on" date based on the serial number?

Any info or advice will be appreciated.
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Old April 25, 2005, 07:21 PM   #2
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As you should be able to locate from the pictures in Ken Lunde's wonderful FAQ, walther uses standard two-letter date codes. A=0, B=1. They skip J, so 9=K. KI=1998, AB=2001, etc.

You can quickly tell if it's really new or not-so-new because in early to mid-2004 they removed the so-called "ski jump ramp" from the inside of the trigger guard, and if I recall they also went to standard rails.
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Old April 25, 2005, 10:02 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info, 'tyme' (nm)

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