Remington rifles dating

17-Aug-2019 07:21

REMINGTON MANUFACTURING DATE CODE stamped on LH top rear of barrel, 2 or 3 digit, (month first, year after) these will normally only be the last letters as seen below, The factory says all barrels are date code stamped, well I have found some that are not, or if they are, are so erratic stamping that trying to decipher them is impossible. Both were taken off Remington 760s, with the one on the left, a 30-06 that I bought new October 10, 1954. The one on the right again a 30-06, but with a shorter barrel that I made into a knock around quad rifle with pivot mounts.(*) On 8/9/99, they stopped stamping the barrels with the date code.So, if the barrel is not original to the specific firearm in question the date code may be meaningless.Also if there is a custom or aftermarket barrel installed it will not have these factory codes.They however continued to mark the date code on the end flap of the shipping box for shotgun barrels however.They planned on using just the serial numbers to tell when the gun was manufactured.If you find marks on the underside of the barrel, they will more than likely be fitters or assembly marks, which mean nothing as to dating the firearm.

So it may be difficult at times to determine exactly what is what.Your annual membership will bring you in contact with those who share your Remington interests.Every three months you’ll receive a colorful, 60-page all-Remington magazine.You will notice the year code repeats itself, but over 20 years difference, so even if it was used on the same model, in all likelihood sights or stocks would be different which would indicate the different date.You will also notice the month code spelling out BLACKPOWDERX, this is a common code in the firearms industry.

So it may be difficult at times to determine exactly what is what.

Your annual membership will bring you in contact with those who share your Remington interests.

Every three months you’ll receive a colorful, 60-page all-Remington magazine.

You will notice the year code repeats itself, but over 20 years difference, so even if it was used on the same model, in all likelihood sights or stocks would be different which would indicate the different date.

You will also notice the month code spelling out BLACKPOWDERX, this is a common code in the firearms industry.

Initially only offered with a 22 in barrel, in 1988 an 18 in version was introduced.