Help date this SSG 69? It has no three letter date code.

Discussion in 'Other Rifles' started by Rex, May 10, 2013.

  1. Rex

    Rex New Member

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    My buddy has this rifle and I am going to trade for it. I looked up how to date them on here and several other places but can't figure this one out since it has no 3 letter date code, just a 6 digit serial number.

    It has the brown stock, iron sights and set trigger so I am also not exactly sure what version it is either.

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    Number is 135xxx

    The rest of the markings aren't showing up well on the picture so I can describe them better if needed.
     
  2. Rex

    Rex New Member

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    Figured it put. Apparently it's older than the the current date code system. It has VIII81 on the barrel and under the bolt handle indicating it was made in August 1981.
     

  3. Kenj

    Kenj New Member

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    Thank you for that Rex, I have been trying to date my new acquisition, since finding this site,
    (December 81 re-barrelled with Border barrel).