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I just received my Colt Diamondback 22LR serial number R486xx. Can someone tell me the date of manufacture? This is the first firearm I have purchased at Gunbroker.com. I was really looking for a nice Trooper Mk III in 22LR or 22WMR to replace the one I sold about 20 years ago (I always regretted that sale). When I saw the Diamondback, I just couldn't resist...I always wanted one of those too.

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The "R" numbers started in late 1977. My book only goes to 1978 and your gun was made after 1978. 1978 started with # R13901. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
 

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According to chuckhawks.com, the Diamondback was introduced with a list price of $95 in 1966, and by 1986, the last year of production, the list price had risen to $461. M2HB let me know that mine was made between 1978 and 1986, can anyone give me a more specific date of manufacture?

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To be more specific your DB was made in exactly 1978.
By the way, nice looking gun!

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