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Hey, they got ahead of the curve! ::tu:: ::tu::

Thanks Aimus for posting it!

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So a single dot on my 112 to the right of the sign is pre 1986?
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Whoa, I knew there was a reason I didn't collect Bucks.
A tad bit corn fuseing. ::dang::
And I thought Puma's dating system was hard to follow!

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Thanks guys this is such a big help ::tu::

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i have a 701 mustang that is in a leather bound box with the main blade of running mustangs etching by aurum. no synbols preceeding or following model number. so i guess it is pre 1986. but is there a way to pinpoint that date better?
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I got these 110's, at the Flea Market recently_____ 1989 (with finger grips) and a 2010 ::hmm:: right ?????? ::uc::
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Is the 302 a new knife. I recently saw a knife marked buck, 302, usa. What period is it from?
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1989 (with finger grips) and a 2010
Yep...sounds right to me. ::nod::
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Thanks for the info. I can know properly identify my four dot.

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I scrolled through this thread and didn't find the latest and greatest Buck Date Chart. Let me remedy that. This one goes up through the year 2022.
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Okay, So when did the 300 Series(or possibly other) have the model number on the back of the tang? And are the ones where all blades are stamped older? I know this is true with other manufacturers! Thank you
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300Bucks wrote:OK, Everyone with with a Black scale slipjoint listen up for aging lesson.

Schrade made the Buck 301 and 303 the first few years of production.
They have a S shape, brass rivets on scale, one on each end and the middle spring rivet. The rivets are all the same size. Breath on the bolsters and see if you can see the telltale outline of a blade pin. You WON'T on a Schrade. Don't worry on the tang stamp, look at the above stuff. That only goes for those two models, other models haven't been born yet. Schrade made them good but hard to repair for warranty work. Hence the move of the contract.

So they switched contract to Camillus. Now look at tang it will say Buck, Made in U.S.A. and there will be two rivets on the scale, SMALLER than the middle spring rivet and it will have a model number on reverse. 301, 303, 309 and 305. After that you will see BUCK, model # ( NO date code), U.S.A.. This era is when other models are introduced and different scale materials introduced.

OK, now read close. In 1986 Buck started making there own 301,303,309 and 305s IN HOUSE. And the date code for 86 was < , AFTER this all of those 4 models were coded. NONE of the other different models were date coded until Buck introduced the 312 and 314 trappers and the 310 Whittler.

These "Other Models" 313,311,307, 315,317, etc follow the Made In U.S.A. as earliest version, then Buck, model #, U.S.A. never getting date coded. Even a few never were stamped with a model number, generally those were made special for SMKWs. ONLY BUCK MADE MODELS HAVE DATE CODES. Camillus models were never date coded even till factory shutdown. China made Bucks are date coded.

This date code method does not apply to 110s and 112s till after 1986. Read the chart for those pre 86 110s and 112s...

I have confused you enough....good luck..

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I'm trying to date a Buck 110 anvil with "50" inside the anvil. Does anyone have a date of manufacture for this one?____Dave
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djknife13 wrote:I'm trying to date a Buck 110 anvil with "50" inside the anvil. Does anyone have a date of manufacture for this one?____Dave
It's a 50th anniversary knife. It would make your knife 2014 made.
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A little more research showed there were three tang stamps used in 2014. (those are not three different size knifes. The original picture I stole from the Big Forum had the knives in the horizontal position)
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I was kind of guessing it was the 50th anniv. of the 110, but all the ones you showed have the 50th anniv. shield. Did they make some without?____Dave
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I have a 50th Anniversary (2014) Buck 110 Auto that is a "round button" conversion.

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My 2004 Buck 119
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Friend of mine has this little Buck Stockman. He is wanting the year and the value ::tu::

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jlw257 wrote:Friend of mine has this little Buck Stockman. He is wanting the year and the value ::tu::

Sorry for the bad picture
I can’t make it out. Tried to enhance the picture but still can’t - may be just my old eyes. Is the year stamp not in the chart Jerry posted about 9 or 10 posts ago in this thread?

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Ken, it has Buck 303 USA on the tang stamp
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What is the last symbol on the same line as the 303? I can’t make it out but that should be the date code symbol and should correspond to one of those characters in the chart Jerry posted.

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303 x
USA

With “x” being the date code symbol. In the picture it looks like there are 4 characters on the line that has 303 but I can’t make out that fourth (last) character.

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Mumbleypeg wrote:What is the last symbol on the same line as the 303? I can’t make it out but that should be the date code symbol and should correspond to one of those characters in the chart Jerry posted.

BUCK
303 x
USA

With “x” being the date code symbol. In the picture it looks like there are 4 characters on the line that has 303 but I can’t make out that fourth (last) character.

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Thanks, that’s a lot better picture. Even my old eyes can read that one! :lol: If I’m reading the chart Jerry posted right that’s 1995.

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Thanks Ken ::tu:: ::tu::
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I just found a BUCK 692 with a leaning right post. How old would that be. According to the corrosion on the guard it might be old?
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