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REMINGTON DATES OF MANUFACTURE

 

Remington made use of a two or three letter Firearms Identification Code that can be located on the left side of the barrel, just ahead of the frame.

The first letter of the code identifes the month, the other letter(s) identify the year.

The Firearms Identification Code information is reliable when used to identify the month and year of manufacture of Remington rifles because Remington seldom replaced barrels. When used to date Remington shotguns, where the barrel can easily be changed, make sure the barrel is original to the shotgun.

For example "BL" would be January of 1920, and "CWW" would be April of 1950.

 

 

A two or three letter code on the left side of the barrel identifies the month and year of manufacture. The first letter identifes the month, the other letter(s) identify the year.

NOTES:

  • The code letters were reused and may indicate one or more possible dates. This means that in some cases, you will have to decide which date is correct based on other details.
  • In some cases, only partial date codes were marked.
  • Remington discontinued stamping barrels with a date code on 8/9/99, the date code was added again on 10/1/01.

 

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

B

L

A

C

K

P

O

W

D

E

R

X

 

1920  =   L 1945  =  PP 1970  =  T 1995  =  P
1921  =  M 1947  =  SS 1973  =  X *1999  =  T 
Barrels made between 8/9/99 and 10/1/01 do not have codes.
1922  =  N 1948  =  TT 1974  =  Y *2000  =  U
Barrels made between 8/9/99 and 10/1/01 do not have codes.
1923  =  P 1949  =  UU 1975  =  Z   *2001  =  V
Barrels made between 8/9/99 and 10/1/01 do not have codes.
1924  =  R 1950  =  WW 1976  =  I   2002  =  W
1925  =  S 1951  =  XX 1977  =  O   2003  =  A
1926  =  T 1952  =  YY 1978  =  Q   2004  =  B
1927  =  V 1953  =  ZZ 1979  =  V   2005  =  C  
1928  =  W 1954  =  A (JAN. AA) 1980  =  A 2006  =  D
1929  =  X 1955  =  B 1981  =  B   2007  =  E
1930  =  Y 1956  =  C 1982  =  C   2008  =  F  
1931  =  Z 1957  =  D 1983  =  D 2009  =  G
1932  =  A 1958  =  E 1984  =  E 2010  =  H  
1933  =  B 1959  =  F 1985  =  F 2011  =  I  
1934  =  C 1960  =  G 1986  =  G  2012  =  J  
1935  =  D 1961  =  H 1987  =  H   2013  =  K
1936  =  E 1962  =  J 1988  =  I   2014  =  L
1937  =  F 1963  = K   1989  =  J   2015  =  M
1938  =  G 1964  =  L 1990  =  K 2016  =  N
1939  =  H 1965  =  M 1991  =  L   2017  =  O
1940  =  J 1966  =  N 1992  =  M  2018  =  P
1941  =  K 1967  =  P   1993  =  N 2019  =  Q
1942  =  L 1968  =  R   1994  =  O 2020  =  R
1943  =  MM 1969  =  S   1996  =  Q 2021  =  S
1944  =  NN 1971  = U 1997  =  R 2022  =  T 
1946  =  RR 1972  =  W 1998  =  S 2023  =  U