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    Quote Originally Posted by GuntherRommel View Post
    The only ie date code I could find on the internet was a capitol IE . but that could be fake too. Just bought off gun-stroker for abuckforty. Was supposed to be IK date code. I hope the coupler is real
    Not so fast--- although the LE markings look a little odd, most LE-marked magazines that I have seen have the smaller letters--- ie = 1994, and IK = 1996--- non-conforming date codes for 1993-2001:

    IR-93
    IE-94
    IS-95
    IK-96
    IO-97
    ID-98
    II-99
    OR-00
    NP-01

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuntherRommel View Post
    Thanks Man. I'll P.M. you after I get to the bottom of this. Just got a brand new sp89 on the 4th of july . Cheers
    Most excellent--- congratulations!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGG View Post
    Not so fast--- although the LE markings look a little odd, most LE-marked magazines that I have seen have the smaller letters--- ie = 1994, and IK = 1996--- non-conforming date codes for 1993-2001:

    IR-93
    IE-94
    IS-95
    IK-96
    IO-97
    ID-98
    II-99
    OR-00
    NP-01

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    Wait , So your saying there is a chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuntherRommel View Post
    Wait , So your saying there is a chance?
    Possible--- and the magazine coupler appears original--- should have "HK" stamped on the side!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGG View Post
    Possible--- and the magazine coupler appears original--- should have "HK" stamped on the side!!!

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    It does , I'm sure that's real. Thanks Tony. Good name, its also mine

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    Anyone else notice and I was curious about this that the lettering GuntherRommel posted is straight and not slightly curved like the others I have seen? Is this normal?
    HK KI MARK 23
    HK KI USP45 Tactical
    HK BG USP9 Tactical
    HK BG 45 Tactical
    HK BG VP9 Tactical
    HK BG VP9
    HK BG P30
    HK BG P30SK
    HK BG SP5K(MP5K-N)
    TPM MP5F
    TPM P5SD
    MM 23E
    MM 23EK
    MM G36C
    MM G36K
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speeddemon02 View Post
    Anyone else notice and I was curious about this that the lettering GuntherRommel posted is straight and not slightly curved like the others I have seen? Is this normal?
    Your right, I think its still up in the air if these are real. i.e. or fake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuntherRommel View Post
    It does , I'm sure that's real. Thanks Tony. Good name, its also mine
    Great minds--- great names!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speeddemon02 View Post
    Anyone else notice and I was curious about this that the lettering GuntherRommel posted is straight and not slightly curved like the others I have seen? Is this normal?
    This is my only reservation!!!

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    Now someone is selling a ton of leo marked ie mags on gunbroker exactly like mine. Same straight leo markings and lower case ie

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