If you just want to find date of manufacture:
July 4, 2005, 07:31 PM
I second the call Glock first comment. They are THE definative source for this info.
Here's a couple of numbers for them.
(770) 432-1202 or their toll free number 1-866-225-4098
I could give you the E mail address for Glock customer service but then someone would find me cut off my head and lock it in a safe :D
August 17, 2005, 05:27 AM
I suppose I can help you out with the manufacture date.
When you look at the serial number of your Glock, you'll find two (or three) letters, then three numerals, and then a three-letter-code.
In case of my Glock (born&raised in Austria) that's MB XXX LDO, which translates to a manufacture date of February '90.
The first letter is for the month:
The last two letters are for the year:
So 'LDO' means Feb 90, for instance 'SDM' would mean May 95.
I believe I read somewhere that Glocks either manufactured in or exported to the U.S. have a 'U.S.' stamped somewhere, though I haven't seen one of those yet.
Greetings from Austria,
August 17, 2005, 01:04 PM
RITM let me welcome you to THR :)
I don't know how accurate your info is currently (It may apply to your country, maybe Glock has different numbering systems based upon the country) . It maybe spot on for older models, but the newer ones use 3 letters and 3 numbers. If there are letters or numbers following this format it comes from a factory frame swap.
The best list I would say is at glock talk, purely because the community is updating it.
August 17, 2005, 01:14 PM
as for Glocks intended for the US, I can tell you that the side of the frame without the mag release has a place where there is no texture and they say "Made in Austria Glock Inc. Smyrna, GA."
Can you describe to me the Austria proof mark I have heard about?
August 17, 2005, 03:37 PM
thanks for the welcome!
As for the Austrian proof mark, check out this link:
As you can see there, there is the Austrian heraldic eagle and next to it the letters 'NPF' or 'NPV', this being the proof mark for nitro-powder, stamped either in Ferlach (Carinthia) or in Vienna.
As for finding out the manufacture date of a Glock from the serial number, I know just the right expert to contact.
Unfortunately he's on vacation right now (good for him though...), but once he's back, I'll get this all sorted out.
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