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Old 08-31-2011, 03:00 PM
uponthestair uponthestair is offline
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Getting Manufacture Date From Serial Number

Several owners have posted questions about when their Paras were manufactured.

Trying to get through to Para customer service is inconvenient at best so I started this registry with manufacture dates and details of Paras that I own now and have owned in the past. If you see more than 5 on the list it means I've already getting additional contributions.

I hope that enough of you will add to the list so that patterns emerge and we can make it easy for owners to determine the age of their Paras.

If you are not comfortable with revealing the entire serial number, change the last two numerals to xx as has been done below.

Provide as little or as much information about your Para as you know or would care to reveal. But do indicate if made in Canada or US and indicate if PXT.

Please post only if you have confirmed a manufacture date (month and year OK but full date preferable) either with your test fire casing envelope or a call to Para toll free 888-999-9386.

Provide features and indicate if Made in USA or Made in Canada.

I'll update this list frequently.

Thanks to all who participate

WG 1951 - Date Unknown - Smith Kit - F1645G - Steel Receiver - 45 acp - 15 rd capacity. From photo of box found online - http://media.photobucket.com/image/p...e/ParaKit1.jpg More history here: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...=0&FORM=IDFRIR

RK 125xx - 3/-/93 - P12 45 - Canada
RH 2021 - 8/19/93 - P14-45 - Black - Canada
RH 3976 - 2/-/94 - P14-45e - Black - Canada
RH 4379 - 3/15/94 - P14-45 - Black - Canada
RK 42xx - 5/-/94 - P12-45 - Canada
RJ 9476 - 5/18/95 - P12-45 - Black - Canada
RN 57xx - 8/-/95 - P13-45 - Canada
QG 10xx - 4/-/96 - P13-45SR - Stainless - Canada
QG 22xx - 10/-/96 - P13-45SR - Stainless - Canada
SM 17xx - 11/-/96 - p10-45 - Canada
TM 1871 - 11/7/96 - P10-45 - Black - Canada
QM 2606 - 4/-/97 - P10-45 - Canada
QM 46xx - 6/-/97 - P10-45 - Stainless - Canada
TJ 5177 - 6/-/98 - P14-45 - Canada
DA 179x - 9/-/99 - 14 45 LDA - Black - Canada
DA 4050 - 3/-/00 - 14-45 LDA - Canada
VG 155x - 5/22/00 - P13-45 - Duotone - Stainless Receiver - Canada
HJ 24xx - 3/9/01 - P10-45 Limited - Stainless - Canada
CC 10xx - 8/15/01 - C745 LDA - Companion - Stainless - Canada
P 1017xx - 1/25/02 - P12-45 Limited - Stainless - Canada
P 1176xx - 4/-/03 - CCW - Canada
P 1186xx - 8/21/03 - 14 45 LDA - Black - Canada
P 1206xx - 3/19/03 - 14 45 LDA Ltd - Stainless - Canada
P 1233xx - 10/3/03 - 14 45 LDA Limited - Black - Steel Frame - Commander Style Hammer - Canada
P 1281xx - 12/23/03 - Tac Four LDA - Stainless - Canada
P 128xxx - 4/-/04 - Tac Four LDA - Green - Canada
P 141xxx - 11/-/04 - Tac Four LDA - Green - Canada
P 144xxx - 1/19/05 - CCO - Canada
P 154xxx - -/-/05 - SSP Nite-Tac - PRX745E (PXT 5” Single Stack Light Rail Frame .45 Cal) - Canada
P 156xxx - 11/3/05 - PX745EM - Canada
P 1618xx - 4/5/06 - PX745EM - Canada
P 1618xx - 4/21/06 - PX745EMB - Canada
G 113xxx - 12/-/10 - GI Expert - Parakote
P 236xxx - 7/-/11 - Warthog - Stainless - USA
P 238xxx - 9/20/11 - Black Ops 1911 45 acp - PRX845SON - USA
P 241xxx - 10/31/11 - P14-45 - Black and Tan - SX1445Bt - USA
P 246642 - 12/-/11 - Slim Hawg - USA

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Old 09-08-2011, 08:09 PM
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P236xxx 07/2011 Para Warthog Stainless - North Carolina
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:08 AM
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P236xxx 07/2011 Para Warthog Stainless - North Carolina
Added to list.

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Old 09-09-2011, 03:20 PM
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I purchased my P 13 new on 2-25-95. SN RN 3891.

It could have been made in late 94 or very early 95.

Definitely Canadian, Heh!

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Old 09-09-2011, 06:31 PM
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I purchased my P 13 new on 2-25-95. SN RN 3891.

It could have been made in late 94 or very early 95.

Definitely Canadian, Heh!

Appreciate the contribution but I'm trying to compile a list with accurate dates, not one based on could have beens.

Please call Para toll free 888-999-9386 and ask for the manufacture date.

Thanks.
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:31 PM
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RH2021 - 8/ 19 / 1993 - P14 - .45ACP - Black - Made in Canada

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Old 09-21-2011, 05:51 PM
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RH2021 - ? / ? / 1993 - P14 - .45ACP - Black - Made in Canada
Thanks.

But, as I wrote earlier, I'm compiling a list of accurate dates.

You're right, though, it's probably 1993, maybe late in the year. Confirm the date with Para toll free 888-999-9386, and I'll be able to put it in the master list.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:01 PM
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Found the email from P/O, ....August 19th 1993

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Old 09-21-2011, 10:01 PM
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Found the email from P/O, ....August 19th 1993
Great. It's on the list now.

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Old 09-22-2011, 03:05 PM
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Great. It's on the list now.

Thanks.
Absolutely no disrespect intended sir, but
I don't see it, but looks like some crossed wires,
mine was:
RH2021 - 8/19/1993 - P14 - .45ACP - Black - Made in Canada
Kindest Regards, R
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:28 PM
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Absolutely no disrespect intended sir, but
I don't see it, but looks like some crossed wires,
mine was:
RH2021 - 8/19/1993 - P14 - .45ACP - Black - Made in Canada
Kindest Regards, R
Ah, I see what happened.

Fixed it.

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Old 10-01-2011, 09:31 PM
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I just bought a P14.45 Limited. It is blued. I am trying to find out any info I can about it. It is all original and the serial # is TJ 5177. Any help would be appreciated. thanks!
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:54 PM
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I just bought a P14.45 Limited. It is blued. I am trying to find out any info I can about it. It is all original and the serial # is TJ 5177. Any help would be appreciated. thanks!
Based on the serial number I'd guess that your pistol was manufactured somewhere around 1996.

You can call Para toll free 888-999-9386 and get the manufacture date. Then post here so I can add it to the list.

The following manual from 2002 includes the "limited" series.

http://stevespages.com/pdf/para_hc.pdf

Beyond that you might get additional information by googling.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:50 AM
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I contacted para about my P14.45 Limited. Serial TJ5177 and was told MFG date is June 1998
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:05 PM
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I contacted para about my P14.45 Limited. Serial TJ5177 and was told MFG date is June 1998
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:56 PM
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PAra P10-45

Greetings:

Just got throught to Para (first attempt, Crystal in Customer Service was very helpful)

My Para P10-45, Ser. QM 2606, was manufactured in April of 1997.

Paul G
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:26 PM
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Greetings:

Just got throught to Para (first attempt, Crystal in Customer Service was very helpful)

My Para P10-45, Ser. QM 2606, was manufactured in April of 1997.

Paul G


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Old 10-26-2011, 11:51 AM
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I have a Para 10.45 with the serial number SM 17**, manufacturing date is November 1996 according to customer service.
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:30 PM
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I have a Para 10.45 with the serial number SM 17**, manufacturing date is November 1996 according to customer service.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:53 AM
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addition to the records

Hi guys, thought I'd make my first post here something at least somewhat useful..

P13-45SR (stainless, stainless)
QG-10XX April/1996

Edit to add: Of course, Made in Canada...
Info via Para Customer Service

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Old 11-01-2011, 10:38 AM
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Hi guys, thought I'd make my first post here something at least somewhat useful..

P13-45SR (stainless, stainless)
QG-10XX April/1996

Edit to add: Of course, Made in Canada...
Info via Para Customer Service
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:40 PM
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P13-45. VG155x. Duotone. Stainless receiver. Rec'd in Florida on 5/22/2000.


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Old 11-09-2011, 08:20 PM
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P13-45. VG155x. Duotone. Stainless receiver. Rec'd in Florida on 5/22/2000.
What does "rec'd in Florida" mean?

Was that your purchase date?

Could be months away from the manufacture date which is what is needed for an accurate registry.

Or the date on the test fire casing envelope? Which is likely within days of manufacture and would keep the list accurate.

Please clarify.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:45 PM
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I called Para today, just to check. He confirmed May 2000 as the date of manufacture.



There's a label on the end of the case with several barcodes and numbers
LOC# 902208

SRL# VG155x

RCV 05/22/2000 I assumed that was when it arrived in FL. I'm sure it was manufactured and shipped not long before that.

P# 0309700

Item# POP1345TR

I never called Para because I figured the rec'd date was within a couple weeks of the mfg date. I've been wrong before

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Old 11-10-2011, 06:13 PM
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I called Para today, just to check. He confirmed May 2000 as the date of manufacture.



There's a label on the end of the case with several barcodes and numbers
LOC# 902208

SRL# VG155x

RCV 05/22/2000 I assumed that was when it arrived in FL. I'm sure it was manufactured and shipped not long before that.

P# 0309700

Item# POP1345TR

I never called Para because I figured the rec'd date was within a couple weeks of the mfg date. I've been wrong before
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