.17 hmr Hunter Questions

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armabill

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What year did the .17hmr Hunter first come out (without the .17hm2)?

Also, what serial number did it start with?
 

armabill

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Ok, after a lot of looking around, this is what I found.

Production:
17 HMR came out in 3-16-2004
17 HM2 came out in 11-11-2004

So far I haven't located the serial number start.
 

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The RENE shows that a couple of prototypes showed up in 2003 with the numbers of 880-00728 & 880-00826. The 880-00826 was a KNR-7H Hunter model. Earliest known NR6-17 was 264-28048. And with the following models,, KNR-7H, 264-50241, KNR-717H, 264-56067 and KNR-717HX, 264-65971 are the lowest known numbers. (So far.)
 

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