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Old 01-12-2021, 01:57 PM
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What does the "-8" designation mean on my Model 14, and when was it made? I see a serial number of "CPL 7905" (see photos) but don't see this serial number type referenced anywhere online.

Forgive my ignorance.
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The number is the “engineering change”, usually indicating a significant difference from a previous version in a production process or mechanical detail. In the case of the model 14-8 it indicates the tapered barrel and internal lock; the 14-7 had a full underlug barrel and no lock.

Someone else here can narrow down its age, I think.
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The number is the “engineering change”, usually indicating a significant difference from a previous version in a production process or mechanical detail. In the case of the model 14-8 it indicates the tapered barrel and internal lock; the 14-7 had a full underlug barrel and no lock.

Someone else here can narrow down its age, I think.
Thanks for the information. I really appreciate it!
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CPL is probably 2011
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