P89P

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stwbll1
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P89P

Post by stwbll1 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:37 pm

I just acquired a pistol that has P89P stamped on the slide, but when confirming the serial number with Ruger, they say that is a P95DAO. Is definitely not a P89, but the slide marking has me confused. Anyone have any ideas?

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Re: P89P

Post by flattop44 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:52 pm

If you could post some pictures it would be good.
FT44

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Re: P89P

Post by stwbll1 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:44 pm

Here are some pictures of the mystery pistol. I have heard of P89M for the Chicago PD, but not a P89P. Linda Deprofio is looking into it at 1 Lacey Place for me to see if she can find out why it is roll marked this way. She confirmed that it is a P95DAO that was sold to one of their Law Enforcement distributors and that it was test fired on July of 1997.
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P89P Caliber Side Small.JPG
P89P Serial Side Small.JPG

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Re: P89P

Post by ElNumeroUno » Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:59 pm

Well, it sure is a P89P! thanks for joining ROCS. Linda is the only who can know; also maybe the Law Enforcement Distributor. or even the Chicago Police Dept.
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Re: P89P

Post by stwbll1 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:19 pm

ElNumeroUno wrote:Well, it sure is a P89P! thanks for joining ROCS. Linda is the only who can know; also maybe the Law Enforcement Distributor. or even the Chicago Police Dept.
Have you worked with Linda before?

stwbll1
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Re: P89P

Post by stwbll1 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:12 pm

Just received an update from the records department at Ruger:

" Good afternoon. I want to keep you updated. I will have your answer early next week. I am compiling the information on your pistol but there is one more person I need to discuss it with and they are on vacation until next week. Just as soon as I speak with them, next week, I will forward you my findings."

Can't wait to see what she digs up!

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Re: P89P

Post by JeHB36 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:04 am

All I can say is wow. This is clearly marked wrong. The P89 is a bit larger than this. Cool find.

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Re: P89P

Post by stwbll1 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:14 pm

Here is the response that I received today from the Ruger record department:

"Our records reflect that this pistol was shipped as a KP95DAOW, model 3098, stainless, P95 pistol, double-action only. Anecdotally, we understand that the original thinking was to market this pistol to Law Enforcement and use a “P” designation. (The “P” was to denote “Police.”) However, we cannot confirm this from official company records."

I responded asking if it could be a sales sample or perhaps just a factory mistake. I'm sure neither one of those situations will be or can be confirmed with records, so this might be a "to be continued" episode until I can track down someone else with a similar pistol or someone who may know something from the factory floor. Only time will tell!

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Re: P89P

Post by JeHB36 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:06 pm

Like I said before, cool find. I have read several books about Ruger's and have never seen nor heard of a P85P. Want to give it to me?? :twisted: LOL

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Re: P89P

Post by stwbll1 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:22 pm

JeHB36 wrote:Like I said before, cool find. I have read several books about Ruger's and have never seen nor heard of a P85P. Want to give it to me?? :twisted: LOL
I have books and factory catalogs and have never heard of one either! I am currently trying to track down special Police catalogs that Ruger used to put out to see if there is a hint in there somewhere.

I appreciate the offer, but I think I'll hold on to this one! :lol:

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