Based on this
Originally Posted by MetalFlame
Find out when it was made?
The last 3 digits of the serial number indicate the year of production.
-399 MFG 1992 to 1996
400 to 439 MFG 1997 to 1998
440 to 599 MFG 1998 to 2001
600 and up MFG 2001 to 2005
I want to start this thread to track serial number, software version, and manufacturing/purchase dates.
Please help out by giving:
1. Last 3 digits of your serial number
2. Original software version (prior to any updates)
3. Original date of purchase
The results will be listed here and hopefully the numbers above can be further narrowed down to specific dates and version numbers if the database gets large enough.