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Walther PPS 9mm serial-No age

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by packinmamax3, May 28, 2013.

  1. packinmamax3

    packinmamax3 SW WA Member

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    Having issues tracking manufacture year by the first two letters the serial number of my new Walther PPS 9mm serial-No starts with AJ. Its suppose to be NIB just checking.
     
  2. Blackcobra

    Blackcobra Camas Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Isn't there a date code on it other than the serial number?
     
  3. spookshack

    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Yes.

    From a member on WaltherForums:

    Originally Posted by endowed View Post
    DE = Germany
    symbol over an 'N' = proof mark
    two letters between proof mark and antler symbol = date code:
    ABCDEFGHIK = 0123456789 (no "J"):
    AI = 2008
    AK = 2009 (mine)
    BA = 2010
    antler symbol = Ulm
    two letters with four numbers = serial number (found at least 5 times, that I can see...)

    credit due = Ppstalk.com
     
  4. spookshack

    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    This is a little easier to read:

    A B C D E F G H I K
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

    BC=12 (2012)

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    Last edited: May 28, 2013
  5. Blackcobra

    Blackcobra Camas Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Cool. Good info, Spook. :thumbup:
     
  6. packinmamax3

    packinmamax3 SW WA Member

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    Thank you spook ok so mine is new because it says BD so its a new 2013 thanks so much!
     
  7. spookshack

    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Your welcome, and let us know how it shoots! I picked mine up a few months ago and love it! I also have an early (low serial#) PPQ classic that has about 1000rds. through it and it's been fantastic. I'm going insane waiting for the 5 inch PPQ version to be released.

    I don't care for the M2's button mag release, but I plan on swapping the slides aroundso that I end up with a 5 incher with the paddle style mag release.