No date on Buck 503?

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No date on Buck 503?

Postby fredswartz » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:59 pm

Has no date mark.
Curious to when it was made.
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Re: No date on Buck 503?

Postby Eye Brand Man » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:26 pm

Maybe Pre '86 ::shrug:: Box sure looks like it.
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Re: No date on Buck 503?

Postby fredswartz » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:56 pm

Advertised as just a Buck knife. 503 on tang does appear to have a dot stamped to the right.

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Re: No date on Buck 503?

Postby fredswartz » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:56 pm

From Buck History Department:

I also just bought a NOS 500 Duke online with the same date symbol.
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Re: No date on Buck 503?

Postby fredswartz » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:09 am

Strange date mark.
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Re: No date on Buck 503?

Postby kossetx » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:26 pm

The dot indicates the change to fineblanking. It's from 85 to very early 86.
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Re: No date on Buck 503?

Postby fredswartz » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:23 pm

It seemed unavailable from published date charts.

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Re: No date on Buck 503?

Postby Butch53pig » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:32 am

I agree the dot indicates a transition, with other models the dot can indicate a number of different transitions just depends on the knife! I have to many examples to list.


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