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Selmer Serial Number Ranges By Model

Although, as the chart below illustrates, the Mark VI was produced until (roughly) serial #378000, this applies only to the Sopranino model. The Soprano, Baritone and Bass Mark VI saxophones were produced until serial #365000 in 1984, and Alto and Tenor Mark VI production ended (approximately) in 1975 at serial #239,595 .

Super Action 80 Series II, Series III and Reference horns are currently in production.

ModelStart #End #
Prototype & Stencil 1 (1904) 750 (1920)
Modele 22 750 (1922) 4,450 (1926)
Modele 26 4,451 (1926) 14,000 (1931)
Adolphe Sax 11,951 (1928) 18,700 (1935)
Super Series 14,000 (1931) 28,000 (1939)
Balanced Action 20,900 (1935) 35,800 (1947)
Padless (Selmer USA) 27,000 (1938) 30,000 (1941)
Super (Balanced) Action 33,401 (1946) 55,200 (1954)
Mark VI 55,201 (1954) 378,000 (1985)
Mark VII 231,000 (1974) 315,500 (1981)
Super Action 80 315,501 (1981) 378,800
Super Action 80 Series II 378,801 (1986) unknown
Reference unknown (2001) unknown

Selmer Serial Number Chart

Serial Number Year Manufactured
Model Introduced: Model 22
750 - 1,400
1922
1,401 - 2,350
1923
2,351 - 3,350
1924
3,351 - 4,450
1925
Model Introduced: Model 26
4,451 - 5,600
1926
5,601 - 7,850
1927
7,851 - 9,700
1928
9,701 - 11,950
1929
Model Introduced: Cigar Cutter/Super Sax
11,951 - 14,000
1930
14,001 - 15,750
1931
15,751 - 17,250
1932
17,251 - 18,700
1933
Model Introduced: Radio Improved
18,701 - 20,100
1934
20,101 - 21,750
1935
Model Introduced: Balanced Action
21,751 - 22,650
1936
22,651 - 25,600
1937
25,601 - 27,650
1938
27,651 - 29,300
1939
29,301 - 29,750
1940
29,751 - 30,500
1941
30,501 - 31,150
1942
31,151 - 31,580
1943
31,581 - 31,850
1944
31,851 - 32,350
1945
32,351 - 33,700
1946
33,701 - 35,800
1947
Model Introduced: Super Action
35,801 - 38,500
1948
38,501 - 41,500
1949
41,501 - 45,100
1950
45,101 - 48,300
1951
48,301 - 51,800
1952
51,801 - 55,200
1953
Model Introduced: Mark VI
55,201 - 59,000
1954
59,001 - 63,400
1955
63,401 - 68,900
1956
68,901 - 74,500
1957
74,501 - 80,400
1958
80,401 - 85,200
1959
85,201 - 91,300
1960
91,301 - 97,300
1961
97,301 - 104,500
1962
104,501 - 112,500
1963
112,501 - 121,600
1964
121,601 - 131,800
1965
131,801 - 141,500
1966
141,501 - 152,400
1967
152,401 - 162,500
1968
162,501 - 173,800
1969
173,801 - 184,900
1970
184,901 - 196,000
1971
196,001 - 208,700
1972
208,701 - 220,800
1973
Model Introduced: After 231,000/Mark VII
220,801 - 233,900
1974
233,901 - 246,800
1975
246,801 - 261,100
1976
261,101 - 276,100
1977
276,101 - 289,700
1978
289,701 - 303,100
1979
303,101 - 315,500
1980
Model Introduced: Super Action 80
315,501 - 327,300
1981
327,301 - 340,200
1982
340,201 - 353,300
1983
353,301 - 366,400
1984
366,401 - 378,800
1985
Model Introduced: Super Action 80/Series II
378,801 - 391,000
1986
391,001 - 406,000
1987
406,001 - 422,500
1988
422,501 - 439,600
1989
439,601 - 457,500
1990
457,501 - 473,600
1991
473,601 - 490,000
1992

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