It's actually pretty stupid IMHO to recycle HIN MICs. But with three places and 26 letters, you only have about 17000 total combinations.
Originally Posted by JohnRPollard
All good info. One thing I'll add is that the USCG will recycle HIN builder codes if a builder has shut down.
If we could find a list of recycled builder codes, or an HIN registry from the early '80s, we should be able to give this fellow an answer.
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