Ruger dating serial number
Does'nt list my '85 Single six-but I found my .41 as it should be on the old list. There are many serial numbers that, prior to the advent of the prefix system, were applied to several different guns of various models. I tried a couple of prefix numbers and it gave me most of the details mentioned, only providing a year for "ship date".Shows my 2018 .40/10mm as not in production as well as my .44spl FT from 2014. Doesn't seem to list the newer Bisley's as such, shows them as Blackhawks- Dave."So I entered a six-digit serial number from one of my Old Models and it came back with a "can't find that one" answer. The shipping date is good to have a s a base line but it tells you nothing for sure about the manufacturing date of the receiver or any of the parts.See here:https:// Process/serial History/Can’t decide if this is better or not, probably is as it provides other very basic information but I just am not used to it so I like it, I had to manipulate it some.Shows my 1977 .41 mag BH as 2017-which is when I sent it in for repair. it probably cannot search any number that does not have a prefix since that tells the system where to search.All this only serves to keep us on our toes and remember that with Ruger, never say never.The shipping date is good to have a s a base line but it tells you nothing for sure about the manufacturing date of the receiver or any of the parts.
I'm glad Ruger is always trying something Innovative.They could be widely different particularly in the early pre-90s era when large runs of parts were stock-piled and assembled in no particular time order.