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Posted: 3/21/2006 3:11:42 AM EDT
I'm trying to buy a Colt preban 9mm carbine. The s/n of the gun is NL003xxx. Is that the correct range for a factory 9mm carbine?
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 4:13:44 AM EDT
Have you tried the most obvious method of getting the info, i.e. CONTACT COLT?

They quickly informed me of the manufacture date of my early MT6700 whose s/n was CLAIMED TO BE PREBAN in an online listing. Having bought it in June 2005 I KNEW it was a postban built rifle, and was disturbed that inaccurate info could make someone buying a Postban rifle to think/beleive it was a Preban one.

Don't trust online data, go directly to the source(Colt, Springfield Armory, etc.). HTH.

Link Posted: 3/21/2006 5:26:15 AM EDT
AR-15 Serial Number List
Rev 10 - Feb 13th, 1999
All serial numbers should be verified by the manufacturer prior to any purchase.

Colt (800)962-colt

NL004800 and below - Pre-Ban


Link Posted: 3/21/2006 5:50:23 AM EDT
Thanks ybh, I checked that list. I'm trying to verify if this is a carbine s/n vs. a .223 rifle.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 6:13:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 6:19:49 AM EDT by Gunslinger808]
Check here:

NL004800 and Below was pre ban, but from what I can tell 9 mm had a prefix of TA.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 6:21:04 AM EDT

while it isnt the 9mm list, it is the others. It uses the If its on the .223/5.56 list, you know its a convert -logic


IM Ekie for the facts
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