Recently won an auction on GB for a PWA commando thats was marketed as pre-ban. Being in NY, unfortunately we are limited to pre-ban if we want to have all the fun features. Serial number of the gun is #41xxx. After searching around, it appears that "Definite serial cutoff. Last Pre-ban lower is #35,222. All Post-ban receivers are given a year prefix."
based on this information, it would appear to be a post-ban rifle. Where it gets interesting, is that there was a california assault weapons registration issued in april '01. based on this, one would presume that the rifle in question was sold/manufactured prior to the '94 awb. I've already got an email to LMT asking about manufacture date, as they were the ones that produced the lowers for PWA apparently, but was hoping somebody here could possibly offer some insight as well.