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Picked up a very nice 3914 today in original box.

Serial #VE11XX
Special order #5237

Can anyone help decipher the ship date?

Truly LNIB - pictures later

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Picked up a very nice 3914 today in original box.

Serial #VE11XX
Special order #5237

Can anyone help decipher the ship date?

Truly LNIB - pictures later

Thanks!

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Happy Birthday!

This Monday (08/25/2014) your 3914 will be 19 years old.

Congratulations!

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My 6906 has a SN of VDV****,and it was born in 1995 too.
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Any way you could tell me the born on date of my recent 3914 also?

Serial TEB926x
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Any way you could tell me the born on date of my recent 3914 also?

Serial TEB926x
If you have the box, look at the Spec Order code. It should be a four digit number. The first digit is the year. The only problem is that it only gives you the last digit of the year. "5" could be 1985, 1995, or 2005. Clues to narrow that down would be knowing the years a model was in production. I think the 3914 was 1992-95.

The last three digits are the Julian date, starting at 001 and going to 365 (366 in a leap year).
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half-lug I can offer an educated guess of 1989. To find out for sure, call S&W customer service and tell them your serial number. they will usually tell you the date it shipped.

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Congrats on your 3914 pmosley, sounds like a fine specimen.
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OP, that's not a correct serial number. It should be 3 letters, not 2. Could it be "VEI" instead?
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Any way you could tell me the born on date of my recent 3914 also?

Serial TEB926x
Like 18DAI said, probably early/mid 1989. My TEC47xx was made in Oct-1989, so IF they went in numerical order, your's has seniority over mine at the range.

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OP, that's not a correct serial number. It should be 3 letters, not 2. Could it be "VEI" instead?

You are of course , correct. The serial should read VED11XX and based on the special order number shipped on 8/25/19 (19 yrs ago, yesterday) based on the astute observations of JohnHL.




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