SP 101 age question

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CraigJS

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I just picked up a used 101 on a trade and have a question about it's age. Is there a data base using the serial number that would show me the date it was made in? Also how long has the 101 been produced?
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Sassi

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The serial number on my SP101 is 574-14XXX, and was made sometime around August 2009. When did they move from the prefix of 573 to 574?
 

Leucoandro

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Sassi":36dg87xn said:
The serial number on my SP101 is 574-14XXX, and was made sometime around August 2009. When did they move from the prefix of 573 to 574?

Well, Looks like some time this year.

2009 started with SN 573-94733. Looks like Ruger makes anywhere from 10,000-25,000 SP101s per year.

From 2008-2009 was a good year with about 22,000 SP101's produced. (estimating from the SN range.)

Some of this spike might be because of the SP101 in 327.


Charlie
 
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