10/22 w/ Boat Paddle Serial Number Oddity

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Oh Shoot

Bearcat
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Bought a stainless 10/22 from feller a few months ago.
Had boat paddle stock, which didn't turn me on, eBayed it and used a Hogue overmolded.

Anyway, it is serial number 252-xxx.
On Ruger site, the SN history goes from 251 to 253 prefix, there NO 252.

Whatcha reckon that's about?

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9x19

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Those are "Starting" serial numbers for a production year.... so I suppose 2001 started with serial number 251-99500 and ended with serial number 253-29539.

All the 252- numbers would have been made in 2001 as well.

You'll see the same thing with 248, 244, etc.
 

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9x19":12au9sbn said:
Those are "Starting" serial numbers for a production year.... so I suppose 2001 started with serial number 251-99500 and ended with serial number 253-29539.

All the 252- numbers would have been made in 2001 as well.

You'll see the same thing with 248, 244, etc.

I guess I see, thanks.
But wouldn't this indicated that they made quite less of those number runs, if they began and ended after start of same year?

251-04888 2000
251-99500 2001
253-29539 2002
253-94026 2003

Hmm...do you know if the numbers actually start at 00001 within a series?
Just seems that the 252 series would likely include beau coup fewer made looking at averages, if so.

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Ruger doesn't go in consecutive sequence (more like batches), the prefix is more accurate than the last digits.

If you want exact date, you'll have to call Newport.
 

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Was it during those early 2000 years, tat they were doing a LOT of stuff for Walmart? That would certainly explain the large number made, enough to completely go through a prefix.
 

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Ruger does serial number all of their guns in numerical order. Would cost too much $ not to do it any other way. Thing is, some of those receivers may not get used and/or shipped until years after they were produced.
Also to answer your sn question, Ruger's procedure is very simple. With the 10/22 they started at a 110- prefix in 1969 (i.e. 110-00001). Once they reached 110-99999, they went to the 111- prefix beginning at 111-00000 and continued upwards, filling it out by they time they hit 111-99999 then going to 112- and so on....just like an odometer.
All their guns are sn'd in this same way, though with different prefixes for each major model.
By looking at Ruger's dates of manufacture web page, you just need to "read between the lines" if you know what I mean.
Chet15
 
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