pellet codes

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  1. hmangphilly

    hmangphilly Can't Re Member

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    hello all
    can you help me understand the pellet codes from the stickers on the tins
    for example i' ve got a few at the moment
    jsb exact - orange sticker -35005809 then 1 then 4.52 .........I get the 4.52 bit
    jsb exact - orange sticker -38006110 then 0 then 4.52

    air arms -yellow sticke -025 1006 then 4.52 then 03
    air arms -yellow sticker - 074 1303 then 4.51 then 58
    air arms - white sticker -27 6. 10. 2009 then 4.51 then so 84 there might be more but its covered by retailers bar code sticker

    i'll probably start with these 2 brands but would like to be able to identify the one that work ...or don't !
     
  2. sven

    sven Active Member

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    The numbers on JSB produced pellets (sold under Airarms, Cometa and other brands).
    For example on the label on the bottom of the tin:
    First number: 10005805
    Second number: 2
    Third number: 4.50

    The first number:
    - 10 = number of the pressing die
    - 00 = personal number of responsible employee in production
    - 58 =personal number of the employee in Quality Control
    - 05 = year of production.

    Second number: 2 = manufacturing batch
    Third number: 4,50 = head diameter in millimeters

    I for myself ignore the head diameter and just look at the die number
    Hope this helps.
     
  3. astrostar

    astrostar New Member

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    Nice information, many thanks. :)
     
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    Oh...I thought they were just there to wind Simon Evans up...:D
     
  5. ZakFT

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    Wow this is one for the books. Amazing.
     
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    very

    very interesting :)
     
  7. Andrew Hawksley

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    Found this very useful, thanks!
     
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  9. Correllion

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    Just found this post and it’s interesting to know how to read JSB batch numbers.
    Does anyone know how H&N numbers can be deciphered please.
    I have a tin of Baracuda FT with the following sticker info. Any help is appreciated.
    900336-02-40

    Thanks
     
  10. freshman210

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    Hi All

    For the JSB pellets
    The example given on 10005805 works from the front but not all, you actually have to read these from the back to front.
    The last 2 number, in this case 05 are the year of manufacture.
    The next 2, 58, are the QC code,
    The next 2, 00, are a QC code,
    and then what remains in this case 10 is the die number.

    So the code 8564519 is
    2019 manufacture
    QC 45
    QC 56
    Die 8

    Iain
     
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  11. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    You asked, so we asked.

    This is direct from H&N.

    The person we asked also had to ask. :D

    Here's the answer.

    The first 6 digits show a sequential number identifying the production lot.
    One lot is 18,000 pellets or one carton box.

    The second number is the employee who inspected and packed the pellets.

    The third number is just a kind of checksum.

    So now we all know. :D
     
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  12. Correllion

    Correllion New Member

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    That’s great to know. Thanks for asking and posting it Rob
     
  13. Adam

    Adam Well-Known Member

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    So basically... if the number on the underside of a tin of H&N is exactly the same as that on another tin, the pellets in that tin will probably shoot the same as the first tin? :D
     
  14. Correllion

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    So that means there is only 36 tins of each lot. Doesn’t look like we’ll be able to source a good lot for very long does it o_O
     
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