DoubleTap

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Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:00 pm
Here is some information that you can get from you serial number after 1921
Remington's manufactured after 1921 have a code located on the left side of the barrel near the frame that identifies the year and month of manufacture. The following letters correspond to the months of the year
Month Codes: [first letter]
B - L - A - C - K - P - O - W - D - E - R - X
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12
Year:---------Code: [second and/or third letters]
1930----------Y
1931----------Z
1932----------A
1933----------B
1934----------C
1935----------D
1936----------E
1937----------F
1938----------G
1939----------H
1940---------- J
1941---------- K
1942---------- L
1943---------- MMZ
1944---------- NN
1945---------- PP
1946---------- RR
1947---------- SS
1948---------- TT
1949---------- UU
1950---------- WW
1951---------- XX
1952---------- YY
1953---------- ZZ
1954---------- A
1955---------- B
1956---------- C
1957---------- D
1958---------- E
1959---------- F
1960---------- G
1961---------- H
1962---------- J
1963---------- K
1964---------- L
1965---------- M
1966---------- N
1967---------- P
1968---------- R
1969---------- S
1970---------- T
1971---------- U
1972---------- W
1973---------- X
1974---------- Y
1975---------- Z
1976---------- I
1977---------- O
1978---------- Q
1979---------- V
1980---------- A
1981---------- B
1982---------- C
1983---------- D
1984---------- E
1985---------- F
1986---------- G
1987---------- H
1988---------- I
1989---------- J
1990---------- K
1991---------- L
1992---------- M
1993---------- N
1994---------- O
1995---------- P
1996---------- Q
1997---------- R
1998---------- S
1999---------- T
2000---------- U
2001---------- W
2002---------- X
Using barrel codes (such as those listed above) to date the manufacture are reliable on Remington rifles, as the company rarely changed barrels on a customer's rifle.
Using these barrel codes to date a shotgun is somewhat unreliable, as shotgun barrels are often interchanged at random. One needs to be sure that the barrel is original to the gun before trusting the Barrel Code listing, above.
(*) On 8/9/99, stopped stamping the barrels with the date code. They continued to mark the date code on the end flap of the shipping box. They resumed stamping the date code on the barrel on 10/1/01.
Also http://oldguns.net/sn_php/remdates.php
  1. Remington 870 Serial Number Guide Book

Remington 870 Serial Number Guide Book

The serial number is. The following serial number information is for. Remingtion firearms manufactured after 1921. /captain-cook-tattoo-font-free-download/. Remingtons manufactured after 1921 have a code located on the. Remington 870 Serial Numbers Date Of Manufacture. I receive many questions about Remington serial number. It will work with Remington 700 or any Remington. Founded in 1816 by Eliphalet Remington. Company has distinction of being oldest firearms manufacturing firm in United States. Since 1856, it has been known by four different names: between 1856 and 1888, E. Remington & Sons; 1888-1910, Remington Arms Company; 1910-1925, Remington Arms U.M.C. Company (Union Metallic Cartridge Company); and 1925 to present, Remington Arms Company.

DoubleTap

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Posts: 680
Joined: Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:38 pm
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Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:00 pm
Here is some information that you can get from you serial number after 1921
Remington's manufactured after 1921 have a code located on the left side of the barrel near the frame that identifies the year and month of manufacture. The following letters correspond to the months of the year
Month Codes: [first letter]
B - L - A - C - K - P - O - W - D - E - R - X
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12
Year:---------Code: [second and/or third letters]
1930----------Y
1931----------Z
1932----------A
1933----------B
1934----------C
1935----------D
1936----------E
1937----------F
1938----------G
1939----------H
1940---------- J
1941---------- K
1942---------- L
1943---------- MMZ
1944---------- NN
1945---------- PP
1946---------- RR
1947---------- SS
1948---------- TT
1949---------- UU
1950---------- WW
1951---------- XX
1952---------- YY
1953---------- ZZ
1954---------- A
1955---------- B
1956---------- C
1957---------- D
1958---------- E
1959---------- F
1960---------- G
1961---------- H
1962---------- J
1963---------- K
1964---------- L
1965---------- M
1966---------- N
1967---------- P
1968---------- R
1969---------- S
1970---------- T
1971---------- U
1972---------- W
1973---------- X
1974---------- Y
1975---------- Z
1976---------- I
1977---------- O
1978---------- Q
1979---------- V
1980---------- A
1981---------- B
1982---------- C
1983---------- D
1984---------- E
1985---------- F
1986---------- G
1987---------- H
1988---------- I
1989---------- J
1990---------- K
1991---------- L
1992---------- M
1993---------- N
1994---------- O
1995---------- P
1996---------- Q
1997---------- R
1998---------- S
1999---------- T
2000---------- U
2001---------- W
2002---------- X
Using barrel codes (such as those listed above) to date the manufacture are reliable on Remington rifles, as the company rarely changed barrels on a customer's rifle.
Using these barrel codes to date a shotgun is somewhat unreliable, as shotgun barrels are often interchanged at random. One needs to be sure that the barrel is original to the gun before trusting the Barrel Code listing, above.
(*) On 8/9/99, stopped stamping the barrels with the date code. They continued to mark the date code on the end flap of the shipping box. They resumed stamping the date code on the barrel on 10/1/01.
Also http://oldguns.net/sn_php/remdates.php
870
  1. Remington M870 Riot In addition to the special Mark 1 variant, a number of Model 870 shotguns were procured by all branches of the service, especially the United States Navy. Most of these were standard M870 plain barrel riot (typically 18-inch to 20-inch barrels).
  2. 870 Serial Numbers - When did the 'RS-' prefix start? Post by Synchronizor ยป Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:34 am I'm trying to collect enough information for a detailed guide to dating 870s, explaining how the serial number prefixes and barrel date stamps can be decoded to get an idea of a gun's age.
  3. Call Remington and give them the serial number, they will tell you when it was born, however keep in mind they due make errors. Back up what they tell you with this information; DECODING REMINGTON SERIAL NUMBERS Model 870 LETTER PREFIX 1950 TO APPROX 1968: NO SERIAL NUMBER PREFIX 1968 TO PRESENT: LETTERS USED (IN SEQUENCE).