Can we ID from the serial number? (poll)

Discussion in 'New Member Check-In' started by Kelly Odell, Apr 20, 2018.

Was I stupid to buy this gun?

  1. yes

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  2. no

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    40.0%
  3. Hell yes

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Hell no

    2 vote(s)
    40.0%
  1. Kelly Odell

    Kelly Odell New Member

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    Hi.....new member here. I just bought this M40A1 on GB, and haven't received it yet. Just wondering if we can tell by the serial number if it has the new extractor, or not.....?

    Serial number is 051029

    Price was $299 with four 12rd magazines.....that was the starting price, and no other bidders.

    Thanks....and, I'll be checking this site out in the next few days. Looking forward to shooting this. I've always thought this would be the perfect handgun for the 40sw cartridge......I guess I'll see about that!
     
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  2. SurfGent

    SurfGent Well-Known Member

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    Wow that's a good price. There probably dumping for that reason. Change the extractor and you'll have a nice piece
     

  3. SurfGent

    SurfGent Well-Known Member

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    Even if it does or doesn't that's a quick fix
     
  4. Kelly Odell

    Kelly Odell New Member

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    According to the date code COM, this M40a1 was manufactured in October of 2005......so, I think I can safely assume it has the new extractor. Is there any disagreement with that?

    Info from this video at 2:21:


    MONTH OF MFG:
    E.....JAN
    L.....FEB
    N.....MAR
    B.....APR
    S.....MAY
    V.....JUN
    G.....JUL
    P.....AUG
    I.....SEP
    C.....OCT
    V.....NOV
    A.....DEC

    YEAR ID:
    O.....0
    W.....1
    K.....2
    R.....3
    F.....4
    M.....5
    H.....6
    Y.....7
    T.....8
    D.....9
     
  5. rivertonred

    rivertonred New Member

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    I have a M9 S.N. 026354 EOK. When was it built? thanks..............rivertonred
     
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  6. Roland_of_Gilead

    Roland_of_Gilead New Member

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    I'm glad I bought my M40-A1 this past fall. It really just called to me. I haven't been to the range with it yet (it was under the tree for months!). They are going to get harder and harder to find. The US isnt going to get any more Steyr .40S&W models in the near future. (Read: indefinitely)
     
  7. Case

    Case Well-Known Member

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    Here this will help.
     
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