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Posted: 4/24/2002 4:40:01 PM EDT
Here is the serial # 98XX. I looked at the link in the articles section above. I am wondering because it said they(PWA)put a year prefix in the serial number of the postbans. Anyone know how the postban serial number looks? The guy I'm talking with said he would give me a letter stating it was assembled into a rifle before the ban. All help appreciated. Mike
Link Posted: 4/24/2002 4:55:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/24/2002 5:00:02 PM EDT by sulaco]
I can’t remember who said it but I think PWA was not even around before 1994. Edited to add: Definite serial cutoff. Last Pre-ban lower is #35,222. All Post-ban receivers are given a year prefix hope that helps - Sulaco
Link Posted: 4/24/2002 6:49:21 PM EDT
Actually, no - I've yet to personally see a post-ban PWA with a year prefix in the serial (although some other members have seen them). The 3 post-ban PWA's that have passed through my hands (all in the 4x,xxx serial range) did NOT have a year prefix in the serial number.
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 2:40:49 AM EDT
I was just wondering because of the "98" at the begining and it only being a four digit number. I didn't know if they seperated the year prefix or just mixed it in. Anybody have any idea? Mike
Link Posted: 4/27/2002 4:13:45 PM EDT
When in doubt, go without. Don't chance it. I know I wouldn't.
Link Posted: 4/28/2002 7:50:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/28/2002 7:50:22 AM EDT by me223]
I called Rock River Arms on Thursday. Seems they have PWA's old books and can verify PWA lowers. You need the whole serial number. Mike
Link Posted: 5/4/2002 3:42:56 PM EDT
Chances are if you have a serial# below 35222 it was probably assembled into a rifle before the ban. There is actually know way of knowing if it was or wasn't because I think they only made lowers. All you can do is take someone's word and if it were me I would, but don't take my advice on this the decission is up to you. I had both a preban and post ban PWA and the post band had the date stamped on the side, 2/95.
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 11:15:55 AM EDT
I called rock river arms and they only have records for serial #'s 40000 and above.
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