Remington Barrel Date Code

 

 

 FIREARMS INFORMATION

 

 

Remington never (*) used serial numbers to identify the date of manufacture of it's firearms, they however stamped a date code (spelled out below) by the first letter meaning the month and the last letter the year of manufacture.

 

BARREL DATE CODE  - stamped exposed on LH top rear of barrel after 1920

                the following will only be stamped where applicable

              #2               Part order barrel  (not originally assembled to firearm)

              #3               Service section received

              #4               Return as received

              #5               Employee sale

 

             R.E.P.          On the RH side of the barrel will be a Magnaflux, Remington  proof & a test  mark 

 

If a gun is returned to the factory as a fire damaged, or blown up firearm, the factory will stamp it as a prefix to their date code with a #4 on the barrel and return it un-repaired.  Then if the gun is ever subsequently returned to a warranty center or the factory by ANYONE, they will refuse to work on it as an unsafe firearm.

 

 

REMINGTON MANUFACTURING DATE CODE

stamped on LH top rear of barrel, 2 or 3 digit, (month first, year after)

 

 

 

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

1930  =  Y

1940  =  J

1950  =  WW

1921  =  M

1931  =  Z

1941  =  K

1951  =  XX

1922  =  N

1932  =  A

1942  =  L

1952  =  YY

1923  =  P

1933  =  B

1943  =  MM

1953  =  ZZ

1924  =  R

1934  =  C

1944  =  NN

1954  =  A (JAN. AA)

1925  =  S

1935  =  D

1945  =  PP

1955  =  B

1926  =  T

1936  =  E

1946  =  RR

1956  =  C

1927  =  V

1937  =  F

1947  =  SS

1957  =  D

1928  =  W

1938  =  G

1948  =  TT

1958  = E

1929  =  X

1939  =  H

1949  =  UU

1959  =  F

 

 

              

1960  =  G

1970  =  T

1980  =  A

1990  =  K

1961  =  H

1971  = U

1981  =  B 

1991  =  L  

1962  =  J

1972  =  W

1982  =  C 

1992  =  M

1963  = K 

1973  =  X

1983  =  D

1993  =  N

1964  =  L

1974  =  Y

1984  =  E

1994  =  O

1965  =  M

1975  =  Z 

1985  =  F

1995  =  P

1966  =  N

1976  =  I 

1986  =  G

1996  =  Q

1967  =  P 

1977  =  O 

1987  =  H 

1997  =  R

1968  =  R 

1978  =  Q 

1988  =  I 

1998  =  S

1969  =  S 

1979  =  V 

1989  =  J 

*1999  =  T

 

 

    (*) 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 for shotgun barrels however.  They planned on using just the serial numbers to tell when the gun was manufactured.  So there was a 2 year gap in rifle date coded barrels and the normal consumer or gunsmith will have to contact the factory for this information.   They then saw the error of their ways apparently because of being inundated by phone calls and resumed stamping the date code on the barrel on 10/1/01.

 

             

*2000  =   U

2006  =  D

2012  =  J 

2018  =  P

*2001  =  V

2007  =  E

2013  =  K

2019  =  Q

2002  =  W

2008  =  F 

2014  =  L

2020  =  R

2003  =  A

2009  =  G 2015  =  M

2021  =  S

2004  =  B

2010  =  H  2016  =  N

2022  =  T

2005  =  C 

2011  =  I  2017  =  O 2023  =  U
 

 

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