If you own a KSG shotgun you know that there is a series of numbers and letters instead of a conventional serial number on it, you may be curious as to the actual number of your gun, I was so I did a bit of research to figure out my guns number.

Here is what I found.

The letters mean a number; A=10, B=11, C=12, D=13, E=14, F=15, G=16, H=17, J=18, K=19, L=20, M=21, N=22, P=23, Q=24, R=25, S=26, T=27, U=28, V=29, W=30, X=31, Y=32, Z=33

You may have noticed that **‘I’** and **‘O’** were not used probably because they can easily be confused for other characters.

You set up the formula below to look exactly as I have put it in red, for every code.

X 3400 =

100 X =

10 X =

X =

**Total=**

Example; Lets say that the code on your KSG looks like this; **X2Z28**, you disregard the first letter X and put the number **2** in the top column and multiple by **2** in this example, it comes to **6800**. You take the next letter, in this case a **Z**, if you look at the alphabet above the letter **Z = 33**, put **33** in the second column and multiply by **100**. Now take the next number, the** 2** again, and put it in the third column and multiply by **10**. Now take the last number **8** and put it in the last column and multiply by **1 **every time. Add all the numbers and it comes out to **10,128** in this example.

** 2** X 3400 = 6800

100 X **33** = 3300

10 X ** 2 ** = 20

**8** X 1 = 8

**Total** = 10,128

This would be the actual number of the KSG as it was produced. A low serial number, a first generation in this case. That’s how you figure out what the code on your gun means.

I hope this is helpful. Mark Shean, CEO, Solutions De Innovation LLC, shotgunswitch.com for the KSG.