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Old March 18th, 2017, 01:53 PM   #1
 
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Question P89x Serial Number ...

I've stumbled upon a Ruger P89 that has a 30 luger barrel on it. No 9mm with it. I have an email into Ruger to see if it's an authentic P89x. My question is this, does anyone know if the +-5000 P89x models that were issued all were consecutive serial numbers? Did that take for example every say 10th P89 made and turned it into a P89x?

If anyone has a P89x serial number that could pass along to compare this one with it would be greatly appreciated.



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The .30Luger bbl was the "extra" bbl that made the otherwise 9mm pistol into an "X" model. Known # range is 309-25152 to 309-89147 with 5750 having been produced. Early ones were shipped with 15 rn magazines. Later ones, 10 rounds.
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The .30Luger bbl was the "extra" bbl that made the otherwise 9mm pistol into an "X" model. Known # range is 309-25152 to 309-89147 with 5750 having been produced. Early ones were shipped with 15 rn magazines. Later ones, 10 rounds.
Thanks for the info, the serial number on this one is 310-xxxxx

So chances are it is not authentic ...
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the 9 mm barrel probably was lost or sold no 30 luger only unless made for a market where 9 mm is not legal.
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Thanks for the info, the serial number on this one is 310-xxxxx

So chances are it is not authentic ...
That's a little earlier than mine (also a 310- series). The 310- pistols have 10 round magazines.

Does the grey plastic case have the side pocket for the second barrel?
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the 9 mm barrel probably was lost or sold no 30 luger only unless made for a market where 9 mm is not legal.
I have seen 30 luger barrels for sale but pairing it with P89 wouldn't make it authentic ...

I'll have to keep looking ...
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That's a little earlier than mine (also a 310- series). The 310- pistols have 10 round magazines.

Does the grey plastic case have the side pocket for the second barrel?
Eastman ... the case does not have the extra slot. They don't even show the case end where the factory sticker / model label goes.

You have a P89x with a 310 prefix?
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Eastman ... the case does not have the extra slot. They don't even show the case end where the factory sticker / model label goes.

You have a P89x with a 310 prefix?
Yes. It came with 2 10-round mags in the case with the extra barrel compartment.
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That's a little earlier than mine (also a 310- series). The 310- pistols have 10 round magazines.

Does the grey plastic case have the side pocket for the second barrel?
Interesting...case label indicates it as an "X"? Pictures?
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Interesting...case label indicates it as an "X"? Pictures?
Plastic case has no sticker or label.

Window envelope for the manual has the "Crime Bill" sticker stating it may have 10 or 15 round magazines. Inside the envelope is the page on Ruger letterhead showing the differences between the 9x19 and .30 barrels & recoil spring assemblies. Pistol is still in the plastic bag it was wrapped in. S/N is 310-293XX and 2 of the early style 10 round magazines are included.

When it was offered to me for sale, I called Ruger and confirmed that it left the factory as a KP89x.
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Plastic case has no sticker or label.

Window envelope for the manual has the "Crime Bill" sticker stating it may have 10 or 15 round magazines. Inside the envelope is the page on Ruger letterhead showing the differences between the 9x19 and .30 barrels & recoil spring assemblies. Pistol is still in the plastic bag it was wrapped in. S/N is 310-293XX and 2 of the early style 10 round magazines are included.

When it was offered to me for sale, I called Ruger and confirmed that it left the factory as a KP89x.
Pistol still in plastic bag? You have not fired this gun? Did you buy it new or from someone?

Nice ... in any way shape or form ...
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Plastic case has no sticker or label.

Window envelope for the manual has the "Crime Bill" sticker stating it may have 10 or 15 round magazines. Inside the envelope is the page on Ruger letterhead showing the differences between the 9x19 and .30 barrels & recoil spring assemblies. Pistol is still in the plastic bag it was wrapped in. S/N is 310-293XX and 2 of the early style 10 round magazines are included.

When it was offered to me for sale, I called Ruger and confirmed that it left the factory as a KP89x.
So if yours has the 310-xxxxx prefix then maybe just maybe the one I stumbled upon may be authentic ... still waiting on Ruger to get back to me ...
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So if yours has the 310-xxxxx prefix then maybe just maybe the one I stumbled upon may be authentic ... still waiting on Ruger to get back to me ...
Well Ruger got back to me, according to them the serial number does make it an authentic P89x ...

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Pistol still in plastic bag? You have not fired this gun? Did you buy it new or from someone?

Nice ... in any way shape or form ...
I've shot it a few boxes each (9mm and .30), but after leaning I put it back into the bag before storing in the box.

It wasn't new when I bought the pistol. My first P89 (1994) is the only factory new (at time of purchase) P-series pistol in the collection.
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