Hey there. I finally have gotten a chance to get a P99. (In my area, I never see the even at gun shows). I always said I wanted my first P99 to be the Gen I as when they first came out. I finally got my wish as yesterday I found one on gunbroker. According to the serial # it was made in 1997. According to the owner it was purchased for his collection and as never fired it. He appears to have 100% positive feedback and if all is true, I finally got my favorite handgun! Can't wait for it to arrive, I will post pics when it does.