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Old 09-16-2019, 09:14 AM   #1
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Newbie here, question about my P99

Hi. I recently took a stroll through my gun safe and found an oldie - my P99. I cannot remember anything about it except I think I traded for it in mid 2000's.

I vaguely remember shooting it a few times, maybe 200 rds? No issues, and I think I was impressed at the time.

After reading a few threads here, it seems I have a full size Gen 1 (with some rusty roll pins). Could you please enlighten me as to anything I should know about it? Year manufactured? Trigger?

Would this make a good host for suppressor? If so, can I use a PPQ (?) threaded barrel? Or should I just build a P80 G19 as I have been intending?

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Old 09-16-2019, 09:34 AM   #2
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Yes, you have a very early P99 AS. It's not marked 'AS' because it dates from when all P99s had that trigger configuration, before the implementation of other trigger variants. I cannot see anywhere the two-letter date code, however, but I'm betting the first letter is probably a 'K', indicating it's from the '90s.


I'll let others discuss the suitability for suppression and address the PPQ barrel question. My only experience in that area is I have a P99 with threaded aftermarket barrel, and I've yet to try a suppressor on it.
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I can see the Ulm staghorn but can't quite make out the date code either...It is an early example though.

Jarvis could make a threaded barrel. Earl likely has one that was made expressly for this weapon if the OP can afford it.
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I can see the Ulm staghorn but can't quite make out the date code either...

Your eyes are much better than mine, then. I cannot even see the stag horn, even after blowing up the photograph.
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It has a S&W import marking on the slide, with a serial number that starts with a 4, so I'd say it would be a 2002-2003 model if I were to guess.

Put up a picture of the date code.
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I can see the Ulm staghorn but can't quite make out the date code either...It is an early example though.

Jarvis could make a threaded barrel. Earl likely has one that was made expressly for this weapon if the OP can afford it.
Thank you for the reply (and pardon my ignorance please). Where do I find this "Ulm staghorn"? I don't see anything resembling a date code on the exterior of the pistol.

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On my P99c AS you can clearly see the two-letter (in this case 'AH') date code and Ulm stag horn proof mark here on the slide, right of the nitrocellulose acceptance mark and left of the serial number:



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Thanks. I found it, but in a different location. Looks like 'AC' so, 2002?

And why is it marked near the rail?


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AC is indeed 2002. I guess the rail is where the earlier P99s were marked.
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Great find. Now take it out and shoot it!
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