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Offline jeff

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« on: May 22, 2005, 06:19:28 pm »
From another site...

Remington Owners,

Remington Year of Manufacture Codes maybe found on the barrel of your Remington rifle [or shotgun] on the left side, just forward of the receiver; the first letter of the Code is the month of manufacture, followed by one or two letters which are the year of manufacture. For shotguns with removeable barrels, the code will be valid for the manufacture of the barrel; maybe for the receiver, as barrels do get switched around.

According to the "Blue Book of Gun Values", the coding continues as follows:

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 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

* the years 1943 though 1953 had double letters: ie, MM = 1943

As maybe seen, the year code letters duplicate; some knowledge of when the model was introduced should resolve the actual year of manufacture.

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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2005, 07:24:50 pm »
Thanks for the info Jeff. I might even sticky this.  :D
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2005, 10:10:20 am »
Thanks for the info. Jeff. Thats what I was looking for in my Remington serial number thread.

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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2005, 01:29:47 pm »
I would like to take credit for the information but can't.  

I found it earlier on another board and saw the post from brindle and figured that others might be interested in the information.

I was able to date my 513T and 37.

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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2005, 06:37:10 am »
Thnak you for the info! :D
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2005, 09:16:57 am »
my old -06 says urng what does that mean?
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2005, 06:48:25 pm »
Hey Jeff;
             In your message you say, "the first letter"....I'm probably reading into things too much or I'm a brick short of a load but do you mean one would read from left to right as opposed to the first number closest to the receiver? Exapmle: 20 EI would be 10 month & 76 or 88. I bought a well used Remm 1100 LW in 20ga. and am trying to date it. Thanks for posting this information. The remington web page was of little help.

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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2005, 06:51:29 pm »
Jeff and all;
                 Please excuse my sloppy typing. I do look as if I am short a brick or two. maybe I am and just don't know it. Thanks for your assistance.

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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2005, 09:44:08 am »
so nobody knows what  URNG  on my rem 700 means?
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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2005, 08:34:01 pm »
I believe that you decoded correctly.

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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2005, 08:14:12 pm »
Regarding your  rifle and the code 'URNC'

That one is surely puzzling and it certainly does not any parameters that I am aware of...

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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2005, 08:58:36 pm »
my father bought it when he was pretty youg 30-06 700 adl,he told me once he though it was some kind of military/sniper model,idk...
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« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2005, 01:53:46 pm »
Jeff;
Thanks for replying to my question. I am glad to see that you agree with my decode. Now to figure out if its '76 or '88. Humm....The serial # has an Alpha prefix and suffix. I believe the Remington site does give some information regarding spare barrels and serial numbers.  I'll check there. Thx again.            Bruce

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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2006, 08:58:27 am »
I must be doing something wrong.  My serial starts as s64.   What is the year and month? :D
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« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2006, 06:52:47 pm »
i guess mine is a sept, 1985 remington 700 :)
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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2006, 12:01:44 pm »
I guess that a resent purchase with in a couple years my 300 RUMs action  was made in 1987.

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« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2006, 08:59:48 am »
I have a Remington 700 BDL Varmint in triple duece.  I purchased it a few weeks ago though it is in like new condition. It as an aluminum but plate, a safety lever that has flats on front and back and is slightly taller that the more current safeties. It also does not have a jeweled bolt, serial number is inthe lower 300,000 range. and ports an early K12 Weaver scope on redfield rings and bases.  The barrel code is ULRA. Now U doesn't fit in with the month code which is the first part of the date. It is however a mark that Remington uses on the bases of its .22 ammo. So I am going to assume it is Remington mark for what reason they only know. I am only guessing that the last letter is an A as  there is only the upper part  of the A , I guess the guy holding the stamp didn't hold it at right angle to the barrel surface. The other features of this sweet shooting little honey shows that it is an earlier model 700, Putting all that together I would put my rifle coming out of the factory in February of 1968. Likely made about the same time the Marines were buying this very rifle in .308 and making the legendary M40 series sniper rifles. ;D
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Re: Remington date codes
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2007, 11:55:31 am »
I was wondering about the markings on the left hand side of my 700. I would presume it was made in 1984.
The markings are: U,  O (looks like this was double stamped because the second stamp was a little bit off to one side), the third character I can not make out and then 84.
The serial # is 64XXXXX
Can someone make anything of this.

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« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2007, 01:05:54 pm »
My XR100 is marked "cz", no wonder it shoots so well!!   ;D

I guess that's April, 2005 according to the Remington Society site at

http://www.remingtonsociety.com/rsa/questions/barrelcodes;

It has codes up to 2007.

Maybe I'm misreading something, but the sticky here skips "V" for 2001 and instead has 2001 marked "W."  The Remington Society page has 2001 labeled as "V", 2002 as "W".  Looks like a typo in the sticky?

 

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« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2007, 06:49:42 am »
I guess that a resent purchase with in a couple years my 300 RUMs action  was made in 1987.

something looks fishy, thats about 12 years before the caliber was even introduced  ;D

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« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2007, 01:33:47 pm »
It isn't that the person holding the punch did it wrong.

It that the punch was made that way.

Not everything that Remington put on the barrels was a exact science like they proclaimed.

If it has more than 4 characters - then it was sent back and re proofed after it was repaired at the factory.

The little stamps on the other side of the barrel are also of importance also.

There is a picture graph at Grice Gun Shop in Clearfield that they use to identify guns when they appraise them - before they purchase them from a seller.

The little birdies and butterflies and such are month codes also - along with plant codes.

If you go to the Remington Society page and look it up - they will tell you that there was a period of time   ( 8 / 9 / 99  - 10 / 01 / 2001 ) was them dates of manufacturer that did not have the stamps.

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« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2007, 01:40:53 pm »
http://www.remingtonsociety.com/rsa/questions/barrelcodes

Here is the link to the page that lists the codes.

http://www.remingtonsociety.com/questions/BarrelCodes.jpg

Here is the link to the barrel codes diagram.

The 4th number on the end is the Final Inspection

The 3rd number is the Month

The second number is the YEAR

The first number is the Assembly

On the other side is the Magnaflux and the Proof Mark and the Test Mark!

REP is the Proof Mark and at one time it stood for Richard E. Perkins , the man that test fired the weapons for Remington.

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« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2007, 01:45:02 pm »
On the first site you can also look up serial numbers by date from the FACTORY RECORD BOOK.

I just hope that you have a fast modem or DSL because it starts with the model 1 and goes from there the whole way to the end.

All hand written and you can only look at it one page at a time.

You have to start at the beginning and go the whole way to the end - say if you want a Model 700 - you might have to look at 700 pages before you get to your rifle's serial number.

http://www.remingtonsociety.com/rsa/questions/FR00

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« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2007, 07:45:09 am »
Hi ,i can,t find my date of production on the remington ,so hear is the number E6300362Z maybe some of you can help me  THANKS.
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« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2007, 07:54:59 pm »
My 513T has gobbeldy-gook where the date code should be.  An anchor or shield and something else. If I post a picture will somone translate it for me? 

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« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2007, 04:39:16 am »
No letter(s) precede the serial number on my Remington BDL 700. Only six numbers. So, how can I date my rifle? I bought it used in the early 70s.

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« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2008, 02:07:54 pm »
According to an article in the 2008 Gun Digest, the date codes for the M-700 Limited Edition Classics is slightly different, with the "A" code meaning 1995, ILO 1980.

B - 1981, C - 1982, D - 1983, E - 1984, F - 1985, G - 1986, H - 1987, I  - 1988, J  - 1989, K - 1990,
L - 1991, M - 1992, N - 1993, O - 1994, P - 1995, Q - 1996, R - 1997, S - 1998, T - 1999, U - 2000,
W - 2001, X - 2002, Y - 2003, Z - 2004, A - 2005.
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« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2008, 06:52:32 pm »
my 700 adl has a code but it's too faint to see. there is a very clear large "64" next to the 3 faint letters. the reciever has a 6 number serial no., with no letters. does the 64 mean anything? how can i make the barrel code stand out?
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« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2009, 08:20:24 am »
Updated page for Remington Date codes.

http://www.remingtonsociety.com/rsa/questions/barrelcodes
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« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2009, 02:05:18 pm »
Here is one for you.
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Barrel = OE 96
SN# = 763XXXX

1984????

 

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