Can I Tell Age of Gun by Serial #

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mbacan18

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Hello All, is there a way i can look up the serial # of my gun to see how old it is?
I've had 2 major issues w/ it and it's brand new - trying to determine if it's a very early lot.
 

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If its a Ruger ……

https://ruger.com/dataProcess/customerService/

Welcome to the forum.
 

mbacan18

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Thank you for the quick response - much appreciated.
So the Ruger lookup only says shipped in 2021. I'm trying to find out if it's one of the early builds, as I've had 2 problems w/ it already.
 

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What was the first serial number on Rugers records and what number is yours?
That may be the answer to your question.

However, not sure why it matters. Ruger will likely fix it free. I'd call them on Monday.

What gun do you have and what's the problem? Maybe others here know something but you haven't said enough for others to help.
 

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Putting in 12345 I got basically not valid - Then scrolling down there is a link on that page for pre 2000 guns that does show year range by model. That option does not show up until after it rejects a bogus serial number.
 

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That's good to know, thanks.

I added this info to the Announcement in the Collectors Section in case others didnt know it either.
 

mbacan18

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Hi Hitman,
My problem is noted in this thread - yes I will be calling Ruger on Monday:

https://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=297241
 
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