P-Series - P944 - Manual Safety Model Pistol
Caliber: 40 S&W
Beginning Serial Number: Years of Production:
340-43992 1995
340-58794 1996
340-62983 1997
340-66586 1998
340-80998 1999
340-92554 2000
341-07905 2001
341-20000 2002
341-31195 2003
341-33848 2004
341-35248 2005
341-45199 2006
341-51105 2007
341-56996 2008
341-59178 2009
341-66370 2010

The above chart shows the approximate first serial number shipped for the indicated year. This number should be used as a point of reference only. It is not necessarily the very first serial number shipped, but it can be used to determine the approximate year your Ruger firearm was shipped.

Ruger does not necessarily produce firearms in serial number order. There are occasions when blocks of serial numbers have been manufactured out of sequence, sometimes years later. Also, within a model family the same serial number prefix may be used to produce a variety of different models, all in the same block of serial numbers. And in some cases, firearms may be stored for a length of time before they are shipped.

For details on your specific serial number you may contact our Service Department: 336-949-5200

For serial numbers manufactured prior to our electronic records, or for an official letter confirming the details on your firearm please download and mail in the Request for Letter of Authenticity form.