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Old 05-22-2011, 08:25 AM
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I would like to know the production year of my old Model 63, #1068XX. I've had it for many years, believe it to be mid/late 70s. It is a 4" P&R square butt gun.

Thanks in advance...the older I get, the more I like this gun.
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:49 AM
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1978, probably mid-yearish.

Just recently got one myself, getting comfortable with it. Maybe it'll loosen up after more use.
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Assuming there is an M in front of that serial number, it would be 1978. Letters should always be included in the serial number, they are so important in dating a gun. HTH
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