View Full Version : Help on Mfg. Date on Officers Model
27th August 2011, 14:53
I saw an officers model online that I may be interested in, but don't know as much about them as I would like. The slide is polished stainless, the frame looks like a matte finish. It doesn't mention being lightweight. Would the serial number LF06490E tell me whether it's lightweight or not? thanks, George
27th August 2011, 20:50
I'm going to guess that the 'L' indicates a lightweight, and that the final 'E' is for "Enhanced."
Slanted cocking serrations?
28th August 2011, 11:02
Thanks for the response. The L and E make sense. Yes, it does have the slanted serrations. What does that tell you?
2nd September 2011, 14:12
My understanding is that the slanted serations are one of the identifying marks of an enhanced model. Another is a flat top on the slide rather than a rounded top. I have a model number but I can't find it right now. I got this information researching my LWE Officers.
I found what I was looking for and it follows:
"Enhanced" Model O's had the flat top slide, angled cocking serrations, elongated hammers (on some models), beavertails, 3 1/2" Barrel, manufactured 1992-1997. Mine also has Hogue Rubber grips w/finger guides. I don't know if this is original or aftermarket.
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