The 1997 Mongoose Sniper BMX was the entry model BMX in the 1997 Mongoose Freestyle/Flatland line up. The identifying features of the 1997 Mongoose Sniper BMX frame are: Small size tubing on the seat stays and chain stays, 1" head set and 1" threaded fork, side pull brake mount only.
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Made in Taiwan.
Fourth Letter in the serial indicates year of production. F=1996 or G=1997. X in the example above indicates production Month (E to L - May to Dec). Y in the example above indicates production Month (A to D - Jan to April).
Bikes made in Taiwan usually had an 8 month production and shipping timeline before they were sold in bike shops around the world. In May of any year, factories would usually switch production to making models for the following year.