Link to Serial Number decoder

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by bluesman, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. bluesman

    bluesman New Member

    43
    Apr 5, 2009
    I am looking at an older used P3AT and the serial number starts with "HWM".

    I want to find out if is is a "good" year. By the way what is a Good Year/Serial Number??

     I didn't see a link the the serial number information in the sticky above, can someone point me to the link.



    thanks!  ;D
     
  2. Moose

    Moose New Member

    257
    Jun 22, 2005
    I'm no expert, but mine starts with HK and it operates just fine.
    From what I have read, the one you are looking at is newer than mine.
    Should be good to go, try the search tool.
     

  3. doubloon

    doubloon New Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Houston-ish, TX
    If you call KT and tell them the number they'll tell you when it was made.
     
  4. Moose

    Moose New Member

    257
    Jun 22, 2005
  5. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    the above link would also be the 4th hyperlink in the FAQ & VIP sticky
     
  6. bluesman

    bluesman New Member

    43
    Apr 5, 2009
    Thanks for the4 link. I didn't find anything that helps me determine if the gun is new eough to be past the early problems, etc. How do I determine what Gen it is etc?
     
  7. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    What were the early problems?

    Here is a post where the same question was asked.
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1244771992
    the quick answer, there is no S#s to avoid (except possible the thin guide rod hole slides if you don't want to speend $0.25 to fix)
     
  8. bluesman

    bluesman New Member

    43
    Apr 5, 2009
    I thought gen I guns had some issues?
     
  9. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    HWMXX would be a 2G

    you could surmiss from the photo of the 1G and 2G side by side shows H0 and HF
     
  10. Moose

    Moose New Member

    257
    Jun 22, 2005
    This might be what he's thinking, mine is a HK 2G one, and has the older hammer block.
    Keltec sent me the new one free. That's the only new part for the early 2G ones, per Keltec.
     
  11. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    the new hammer block would be post JRWXX (5/2008)