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I found in another post that PSP mag code dates are IA=1980 and IF=1085 what does IB= ?
Are there other codes? What are the uncoded mags date range?
 

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I guessed that too but didn't wan't to rely on a ?.

I just found this. If it applies to all H&Ks(and mags) it is 1981. Although it says it's for USPs.

From H&K website:
How can I tell what year my USP was made?
The date code is located on the Left hand side of the pistol and is represented by two letters. Below is the date coding chart. The letter will correspond with the number.
•A - 0
•B - 1
•C - 2
•D - 3
•E - 4
•F - 5
•G - 6
•H - 7
•I - 8
•K - 9
 

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Those do not apply to magazines. If they did, you'd have to tell me what year my io and ij coded mags are?

 

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Just trying to learn. The codes I posted were listed only for USPs as stated in the post.
I did notice the mag catch hole is different in my IA mags vs. my IB mags.
 

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I don't think it's been shown that those are truly date codes like on the guns.
I just joined today and I don't think these are date codes. Hi everyone! I got here by looking up this magazine date code issue. I have been trying to decipher mine. I have a 1982 German State Police trade-in PSP with the flush mag release upgrade that appears to be a very full set with S/N stamped box etc . . . It has iA, iB and I think HJ (it's not in front of me right now). An issued gun with 3 mags stamped differently, including sequential IA and IB indicates mag marking for some duty purpose, to allow mag rotation, range mags, or different ammo. Does anyone have police issued full sets with similar, particularly IA and IB mags included?

edit: here is a PSP for sale with IA and IB, for example. Coincidence? No, these are not date codes. They help you tell your mags apart:
http://www.hkpro.com/forum/hk-pistols-sale/445561-hk-p7-psp-sale.html
 

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I just joined today and I don't think these are date codes. Hi everyone! I got here by looking up this magazine date code issue. I have been trying to decipher mine. I have a 1982 German State Police trade-in PSP with the flush mag release upgrade that appears to be a very full set with S/N stamped box etc . . . It has iA, iB and I think HJ (it's not in front of me right now). An issued gun with 3 mags stamped differently, including sequential IA and IB indicates mag marking for some duty purpose, to allow mag rotation, range mags, or different ammo. Does anyone have police issued full sets with similar, particularly IA and IB mags included?

edit: here is a PSP for sale with IA and IB, for example. Coincidence? No, these are not date codes. They help you tell your mags apart:
http://www.hkpro.com/forum/hk-pistols-sale/445561-hk-p7-psp-sale.html
Welcome to the site--- they are date codes--- HJ = 1979, IA = 1980, and IB = 1981!!! :biggrin:

Tony
 

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I guessed that too but didn't wan't to rely on a ?.

I just found this. If it applies to all H&Ks(and mags) it is 1981. Although it says it's for USPs.

From H&K website:
How can I tell what year my USP was made?
The date code is located on the Left hand side of the pistol and is represented by two letters. Below is the date coding chart. The letter will correspond with the number.
•A - 0
•B - 1
•C - 2
•D - 3
•E - 4
•F - 5
•G - 6
•H - 7
•I - 8
•K - 9
This is mostly correct for firearms but for the magazines, a "J" is substituted for "K". So J=9
 

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I've got some P7m13 mags where I can't find date codes. They are black enamel, one has the 1994 AWB billboard with type and caliber marks, the other two just marked with the type and caliber. Did HK stop putting date codes on the P7 mags when they started putting the AWB billboard on them or was that before?
 

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Add in the early, P7 incompatible, Mod. PSP mags with no date codes for more confusion.



 

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From my data: :biggrin:

P7 PSP

no date code (flat side floor plate)
P7/9x19/HJ (raised side floor plate at magazine body)
P7/9x19/IA (raised side floor plate at magazine body)
P7/9x19/IB (raised side floor plate at magazine body)
P7/9x19/IF (raised side floor plate at magazine body)
P7/9x19/ie (raised side floor plate at magazine body)(1994)
P7/9x19/io (raised side floor plate at magazine body)(1997)

P7M8

P7M8/9x19/no date code (raised side floor plate at magazine body)
PT8/P7M8/9x19/no date code (raised side floor plate at magazine body)(PT- Plastic Training)
P7/9x19/IE (raised side floor plate at magazine body)
P7/9x19/IF (raised side floor plate at magazine body)
P7M8/9x19/IH (raised side floor plate at magazine body)
P7M8/9x19/JA (raised side floor plate at magazine body)
P7M8/9x19/JB (raised side floor plate at magazine body)
P7M8/9x19/ik (raised side floor plate at magazine body)(1996)
P7M8/9x19/io (raised side floor plate at magazine body)(1997)
P7M8/9x19/id (raised side floor plate at magazine body)(1998)

Please add to the list, and I will amend. :wink:

Tony
 
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