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For example, I am looking at a 1965 python with serial 43142 with a test target signed 3/29/65. Based on interpolating for 1965 start (41400) and finish serials (50499) with number of pythons made (50499-41400 if assume they didn't skip any) at 9099 divided by 12, that's about 758 a month. So January of 1965 numbers likely from 41400 to (41400+758) or 42158. For February, 42148+another 758 would be 42916. For March, 42916+758 is 43674. That means my 1965 with serial 43142 likely made in March 1965 (which coincides with dated test target). I'll go one step further to estimate the actual date it was made. For march 1965, start and end numbering (again assumptions here) 42917 to 43674 range. For march of that year there were 23 work days and no holidays (excludes weekends) gives about 33 pythons per day made in March 1965. Interpolating further, mine was made approximately March 9th, 1965 which meant it wasn't test fired for another almost 3 weeks.

Fun exercise and kind of makes sense based on test target and serial. Enjoy wrapping your head around yours for the month made!

1965 | Day of Week | March | |

42950 | Monday | 1 | |

42983 | Tuesday | 2 | |

43016 | Wednesday | 3 | |

43049 | Thursday | 4 | |

43082 | Friday | 5 | |

43115 | Monday | 8 | |

43148 | Tuesday | 9 | <<<43142 |

43181 | Wednesday | 10 | |

43214 | Thursday | 11 | |

43247 | Friday | 12 | |

43280 | Monday | 15 | |

43312 | Tuesday | 16 | |

43345 | Wednesday | 17 | |

43378 | Thursday | 18 | |

43411 | Friday | 19 | |

43444 | Monday | 22 | |

43477 | Tuesday | 23 | |

43510 | Wednesday | 24 | |

43543 | Thursday | 25 | |

43576 | Friday | 26 | |

43609 | Monday | 29 | |

43642 | Tuesday | 30 | |

43675 | Wednesday | 31 |