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Posted: 12/11/2003 12:05:29 PM EDT
Are these really that important? Why?

The only real "dated" handgun I have is a SIG P226 with a datecode for 1988. The slide is even marked from manufacture in WEST Germany - obviously before the Berlin Wall fell.

Is there any premium for certain date codes? Are there any "good" or "bad" date codes?
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 12:14:58 PM EDT
Yes, they're important for guns such as German Lugers & P-38s. It can add or detract value. Ditto for Colt SAA, their price from 1st Gen to 3rd Gen is greatly different.

AR-15s have pre- & post-ban, all on date of mfgr. I'm sure there's other examples but that's all I can think of right now.
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