There are occasions when blocks of serial numbers have been manufactured out of sequence, sometimes years later.
Also, within a model family the same serial number prefix may be used to produce a variety of different models, all in the same block of serial numbers.
There is a fairly detailed record of these instruments recorded in a log book in the Selmer archives in Paris up to 1936 through serial number ~1364. Instruments manufactured after 1936 range in serial number from ~1350-3600. By comparing early verses later instruments, it becomes clear that some Adolphe Sax Selmer saxophones were assembled from the old Adolphe Sax tooling and other were put togther using parts and tooling from the Selmer St.
The log book shows the serial numbers jumping around quite a bit for the Selmer/Adolphe Sax saxophones.
The above chart shows the approximate first serial number shipped for the indicated year.
This number should be used as a point of reference only.
1981-82 Martin Sigma used serial numbers 900001 to 902908.
For details on your specific serial number you may contact our Service Department: 336-949-5200 For serial numbers manufactured prior to our electronic records, or for an official letter confirming the details on your firearm please download and mail in the Request for Letter of Authenticity form.
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spring crosscannons logo above the serial# --geneseo,il usa NM100,000 serial # Slide serations are angled ejection port is lowered ,but not flared magwell not beveled has mil-spec rear sight ,but front is dovetailed stainless barrel no lanyard loop I have looked around a bit here and found where others have had similar pistols and called them .......enhanced or defender ... Don't think there's a website for SA serial numbers, but a call to Springfield Customer Service should get you a build year.
Also, I've read but never confirmed, that the build date (year) is stamped on the frame under the grips--can't remember which side.