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**Since approximately
1927, Spanish law has required that every firearm manufactured in Spain
be submitted to the Eibar Proof House for testing prior to being released
for sale. The testing includes a detailed visual inspection as well
as the firing of one or more overpressure or "proof" cartridges, followed
by further visual inspection. If the firearm passed both the visual
inspection and displayed no ill effects from the proof firing, it was stamped
with a variety of proofmarks. In addition to the proofmark, it was
stamped with a letter code indicating the year that the arm passed proof.
The year code may appear on the frame above the trigger or under the grip
panels.**

**The codes
began with A in 1927, and after reaching Z in 1954, continued with A1 in
1955. Likewise, the year 1981 was represented with the code A2.
The table below indicates the various year codes.**

Year Code |
Year |
Year Code |
Year |
Year Code |
Year |

A |
1927 |
A1 |
1955 |
A2 |
1981 |

B |
1928 |
B1 |
1956 |
B2 |
1982 |

C |
1929 |
C1 |
1957 |
C2 |
1983 |

CH |
1930 |
CH1 |
Omitted |
CH2 |
Omitted |

D |
1931 |
D1 |
1958 |
D2 |
1984 |

E |
1932 |
E1 |
1959 |
E2 |
1985 |

F |
1933 |
F1 |
1960 |
F2 |
1986 |

G |
1934 |
G1 |
1961 |
G2 |
1987 |

H |
1935 |
H1 |
1962 |
H2 |
1988 |

I |
1936 |
I1 |
1963 |
I2 |
1989 |

J |
1937 |
J1 |
1964 |
J2 |
1990 |

K |
1938 |
K1 |
1965 |
K2 |
1991 |

L |
1939 |
L1 |
1966 |
L2 |
1992 |

LL |
1940 |
LL1 |
Omitted |
LL2 |
Omitted |

M |
1941 |
M1 |
1967 |
M2 |
1993 |

N |
1942 |
N1 |
1968 |
N2 |
1994 |

Ñ |
1943 |
Ñ1 |
1969 |
Ñ2 |
1995 |

O |
1944 |
O1 |
1970 |
O2 |
1996 |

P |
1945 |
P1 |
1971 |
P2 |
1997 |

Q |
1946 |
Q1 |
1972 |
Q2 |
1998 |

R |
1947 |
R1 |
1973 |
R2 |
1999 |

S |
1948 |
S1 |
1974 |
S2 |
2000 |

T |
1949 |
T1 |
1975 |
T2 |
2001 |

U |
1950 |
U1 |
1976 |
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V |
1951 |
V1 |
1977 |
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X |
1952 |
X1 |
1978 |
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Y |
1953 |
Y1 |
1979 |
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Z |
1954 |
Z1 |
1980 |
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