Community for Kel-Tec Shooters banner
1 - 20 of 24 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
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?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,028 Posts
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  ????
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,755 Posts
JFB said:
Here are some P3AT serial #s and date purchased
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 . . . ::)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,028 Posts
Wilson said:
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.  
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
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
152 Posts
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
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,699 Posts
Doc_Mark said:
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
Mark

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

Thanks

Dan
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
152 Posts
princemorr2003 said:
[quote author=Doc_Mark link=1197152343/0#4 date=1197440728]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
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
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,028 Posts
JCQ00-J7C00= 18,200.

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

·
Registered
Joined
·
126 Posts
JFB said:
JCQ00-J7C00= 18,200.

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

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,028 Posts
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
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
126 Posts
JFB said:
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
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
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,028 Posts
GoVols said:
[quote author=JFB link=1197152343/0#12 date=1197739058]...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
...
... date of June 7, 2007 for my p3at, serial #JDDxx....[/quote]

P3AT Production is down to 680/week :'(
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
140 Posts
My KelTec P3AT, serial # "JCQxx", was made on May 15, 2007.
June 7, 2007 for... #JDDxx.
JEWxx... was made in July

KT serial # math, Lesson 1
First, convert the KT alphanumeric 34base to standard 10base number. (snip)
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
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,028 Posts
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
 
1 - 20 of 24 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top