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Discussion in 'Glock Collector's Club' started by arthur67, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. arthur67

    arthur67 Keep moving

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    Apr 22, 2011
    Upstate South Carolina
    I was doing some work on my 2gen g19 and ran across a post here at GT about mfg dates and serial #s. The post I read was a couple of years old but mentioned a three letter code after the serial # on the barrel. Mine does not have these letters. My serial # is LY ###. Is this something special or am I just missing something? And how do I figure out the date of manufacture?

    Thanks in advance and God bless.
     
  2. trozau

    trozau troy ounce gold

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    Jun 14, 2001
    Glockland, USA
    You are referring to the barrel test fire date code on GLOCKs with Austrian proofs. If you do NOT have Austrian proofs, then you will not have the 3 letter date code that is found on the barrel part that shows by the ejection port.

    The 3 letters represent the barrel test fire date code:

    The first letter is for the month:
    E...Jan
    L...Feb
    N...Mar
    B...Apr
    S...May
    Z...Jun
    G...Jul
    P...Aug
    I...Sep
    C...Oct
    V...Nov
    A...Dec

    The last two letters are for the year:
    O...0
    W...1
    K...2
    R...3
    F...4
    M...5
    H...6
    Y...7
    T...8
    D...9