So I set about a quest to get a P99 a few weeks ago, I decided I wanted a 2005 for the long mag release. I called a place I found online and said that. They said they'd look up the serial number and call walther and see what year it was. Anyway weeks pass as I mail in a ffl and all that. Today I go in to fill out the paperwork to start my 3 day waiting period. Oh no, short magazine release..... I roll it over and its datestamped AE. So whats the deal. Did walther lie to my vendor about it being a 2005 model? Can you have a 2004 model with a 2005 issue serial number or something like that? Did my vendor lie? Any ideas as to what could have happened?