Some older pistols will have no model number on the butt.
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This used to be rare, but is increasingly common as old stocks are cleared out. These are all the year coded, Spanish government issue pistols, like the Model and Model Some will clearly be these, as they will carry appropriate crests, or military acceptance stamps. Some will simply need to be identified by looking at photos.
Check the model A and B pages for the closest match and read the descriptions. The chart to the right delineates the differences between some of the more confusingly similar pistols, and what I know of some of the suffix codes. Models A and B, for example, are confusingly similar, but are apparently differentiated by caliber. Suffix codes are changes to the base gun. Some are not at all clear, but the ones I know are listed here. Another confusion comes up sometimes in caliber markings being confused with weapon names.
Patronen '08 is a way of saying "the cartridges that fit in the model pistol. Up thru the 50s at least, a number of Stars in 9 mm had the chamber hoods stamped P'08 or something similar. This is just a caliber notation. Identification of this weapons continues to be problematic.
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What year was your gun created? Colt Firearms Visit Colt Website Colt is known for creating some of the highest quality firearms including the pistol supported by numerous other awesome standard and tactical pieces of equipment, from rifles to shotguns. Browning Firearms Visit Browning Firearms Website Browning Firearms has created and manufactured firearms from shotguns, rifles, rimfires, and pistols including many other gun related accessories. How to find your Serial Number Use these videos to find the serial number on your gun or firearm.
Glock Firearms Visit Glock Perfection Website Here you will find the Glock Talk forums where you can search and chat with individuals who own glocks and can share information with you on finding out "When was your glock made? Makarov Firearms Visit Makarov Website Makarov PM - Pistolet Makarova - Here you will find the serial number break down by letters and numbers in order to find out when you Makarov firearm was created.
Sears Branded Firearms Visit Sears Firearms Website This is more of a cross reference for Sears branded firearms as well as just about every other manufacturer.
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Winchester Firearms Visit Winchester Lookup Website Similar to the Marlin lookup tool above and provided by the same website comes the Winchester lookup tool. Military Firearms Visit US Military Firearms Database Website Select whether your firearm is a handgun or a long gun and choose the appropriate link to be directed to oldguns.
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Licensees and makers of NFA firearms must legibly and conspicuously mark the firearms with the required markings. The above regulations require markings that legibly identify each firearm. A serial number must consist of an actual number or series of numbers.