When was my p3at made?

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by Blarelli, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. Blarelli

    Blarelli New Member

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    Nov 25, 2007
    I've been looking all over for a serial number/manufacture date list and cannot find one. Any help from you guys would be great. The serial number is JJE##. Also are there any known/suspected problems from batch that mine came from?
     
  2. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    welcome to KTOG

    there is no official list here, nor does the factory have a list.

    However, a phone call to KT 800 515 9983 and they well tell you.

    It has been many months since any one asked about s#/date, so when you get yours, please post it and I will add it to the post about 34 based numerical codeKT uses

    Here are some P3AT serial #s and date purchased

    HEC00 Jan 2005 1G
    HHS00 May 2005 2G
    HQF00 Dec 2005  
    HRA00 Jan 2006  
    J0700 Sep 2006
    J7C00 Jan 2007
    JJE00  ????
     

  3. Wilson

    Wilson New Member

    Sep 7, 2004
    Assuming HRA00 and J7C00 were produced on the same day 12 months apart (highly unlikely), there were approximately 54,000 P-3ATs produced. Since the manufacture of J7C00 until JJE00 was made there were approximately 38,000 units produced.

    Wilson – who’s going to get a non-base 34 hobby, soon . . . ::)
     
  4. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    Well maybe not the same DAY exactly one year apart, but assuming 1000/week that is pretty close.

    And with JJE00 being the 38,000 from Jan 2007, that would make it mid September
     
  5. Doc_Mark

    Doc_Mark Member

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    Oct 18, 2007
    Evening, Lads,

    I called the number today, and the very nice Lady from KelTec, to whom I spoke, was very happy to tell me the exact day that my P3AT was made! Give that number a try, and you will find what you seek. Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc Mark
     
  6. princemorr2003

    princemorr2003 New Member

    Mar 3, 2005
    Mark

    Can you please post the date keltec gave you plus the first 3 numbers/lettes of the serial.

    Thanks

    Dan
     
  7. Doc_Mark

    Doc_Mark Member

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    Oct 18, 2007
    Mark

    Can you please post the date keltec gave you plus the first 3 numbers/lettes of the serial.

    Thanks

    Dan[/quote]

    Hey, Dan,

    Absolutely!

    My KelTec P3AT, serial # "JCQxx", was made on May 15, 2007.

    Whilst I was talking to the very nice Lady from KetTec, I made sure to tell her how impressed I had been when I first got my P3AT. I thanked her, and KT, for offering such a neat little gun, in which I could find no machining marks, no burrs, nor anything else that needed help! I told her I was a tiny bit worried about the "peening issue" about which I'd read on some internet forums. But, she assured me that my little gun would very probably be just fine, was designed to fire at least 7,000 rounds without failure, and should give me years of good, reliable service!! When I told her that I planned to carry it a lot, and only shoot it a little, she advised, wisely, that I shoot at least 200 rounds through it, to make sure it was fully "broken in", before carrying it. Sage and wise advice, me thinks! She also told me not to worry so much about it, and that, if anything DID happen, they would quickly take care of it for me!

    I'd say, in an age where you're lucky to be able to talk to another human being, when you call for service, or information, that was a wonderful confirmation of KetTec's commitment to quality service and customer satisfaction!! She won me over, totally!! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc Mark
     
  8. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    JCQ00-J7C00= 18,200.

    19 weeks from JAN would be MAY, so SWAG is a little off
     
  9. tommy51s

    tommy51s New Member

    159
    Oct 10, 2007
    Kansas City
    I'll add mine to the list: JEWxx

    According to the Kel-Tec lady it was made in July (I didn't get a date). I bought it from Cabela's, Kansas City in October.

    tommy
     
  10. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    Anybody got JFBxx ;D
     
  11. Doc_Mark

    Doc_Mark Member

    152
    Oct 18, 2007
    Hey, JFB,

    Now, THAT, would be quite outsanding, would it not!!??!! :cool: :) :) Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
  12. gilbertfamily2000

    gilbertfamily2000 New Member

    126
    Dec 3, 2007
    First 3 of my serial #JDD...could you tell me approximately when mine was made? I got very confused when reading this thread? :-?

    When I called to ask the CS department, the guy told me it was in the past couple months, but he couldn't give any more info than that b/c the girl who keeps that info was not working that day.

    Thanks,
    GoVols
     
  13. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    KT serial # math, Lesson 1

    First, convert the KT alphanumeric 34base to standard 10base number.  The 34base is detailed in THIS past post

    the Janurary pistol J7C00 converts as
    7 X 3400 + 12 X 100 + 0 = 25,000

    Your pistol JDD00 converts as
    13 X 3400 + 13 X 100 + 0 = 45,500

    thus there were 20,500 made since J7C00.
    ASSUMING production of 1,000 a week, that would be 20 1/2 weeks

    Now using a calender, count weeks from mid January to late MAY

    Another Calculation would be

    Using the May 15th pistol JCQ00 whick converts as
    12 X 3400 + 24 X 100 + 0 = 43,200

    thus there were 2,300 made since JCQ00 or about 2 weeks 2 days,
    thus May 30 to possible June 1

    Simple ;)

    Now, the ones made around JES00 might have tomato stains ;), I wonder if those are the ones that were missing ejectors ;D
     
  14. gilbertfamily2000

    gilbertfamily2000 New Member

    126
    Dec 3, 2007
    Thanks for the help...I actually emailed Kel-Tec and they gave me a production date of June 7, 2007 for my p3at, serial #JDDxx.

    Hope this helps those interested in knowing every little detail about their p3!
    GoVols
     
  15. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    ... date of June 7, 2007 for my p3at, serial #JDDxx....[/quote]

    P3AT Production is down to 680/week :'(
     
  16. Wilson

    Wilson New Member

    Sep 7, 2004
    Those oversized PF-9s are elbowing sweet little P-3ATs out of the production line :(

    Wilson – who’s beginning to understand why so few used $100 P-3ATs are available
     
  17. John_W

    John_W New Member

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    Oct 2, 2007
    Wow! Looks like my just-acquired P3AT (ordered a week ago, received on Saturday, serial # JK9xx) is truly hot off the presses! All of this implies that it was probably manufactured within the last 30 days. ;D
     
  18. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    John, Welcome to KTOG

    And what number did you get?
     
  19. John_W

    John_W New Member

    140
    Oct 2, 2007
    JK9xx. And thanks for the welcome! ;D
     
  20. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    Using the May 15th pistol JCQ00 whick converts as
    12 X 3400 + 24 X 100 + 0 = 43,200

    Your JK900 converts as
    19 X3400 + 900 +0 = 65,500

    thus there were 22,300 made since JCQ00

    Assuming a production of 1000/week, that would be October 6th

    But assuming production of 680/week, it will be made Chirstmas day ;D