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    Default Gillette's Q and R Date Codes

    Are these date codes correct?

    Q1: 1971, January-March
    R1: 1971, April-June
    R2: 1971, July-September
    R3: 1971, October-December
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    Krumholz's book says Q was mistakenly used "an estimated one or two months" in 1971. Presumably, both Q1 and R1 are still first quarter 1971. More like January and February = Q, February and March = R.

    Also, a J1 can be either 1963 or 64 for a similar reason.
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    I've never seen an R-1, but that doesn't mean that there aren't some.

    My best guess would be Q-1, R-2, R-3, R-4; all 1971 production.

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    Some razors had the date code of R R. Check out this http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthr...Adjustable-R-R

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbers View Post
    Some razors had the date code of R R. Check out this http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthr...Adjustable-R-R
    I ran across a JJ the other day. I bet that's about the same thing on the 63/64 error.
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    Wow, what a confusing date codes
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