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Old 08-01-2020, 12:55 PM
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Confused with my rifle's date code vs. Remington's dating code process chart



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Recently acquired a really nice 550-1 which I intend to list for sale, but can't be sure of its manufacture date. Help me out here. The date code on my 550-1 is "XM45", see photo. As I read the number 45, I would think production occured in '45. However, if I follow the process chart posted on Remington Society, it would tell me production month was "X" is December and the year, "M" is 1921 (wrong, 550-1 wasn't introduced until 1941). I have no idea what the word assembly means in their chart. With Winchester 52's, Win would log the date of production of the receiver as one date, and have a different date when they assembled all the parts into a finished product for shipment. In the Remington coding system, they don't referernce a two digit number (45) on their chart. They have double alpha characters, but not double numbers. Can someone help me out. Thanks, guys.
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Old 08-01-2020, 01:02 PM
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X is December but M is also 1965 and 1992. You have to look at actual model years of production and also the Remington alphabet codes repeat themselves over the years. Hope this helps
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Old 08-01-2020, 01:28 PM
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Manafactured 1941-1973.

Grooved receiver, 1965.
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Old 08-01-2020, 01:58 PM
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That looks like a K to me so I am going with May of '65.
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Old 08-01-2020, 02:07 PM
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5 typically means employee sale. Don't know about the 4.
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Old 08-01-2020, 04:20 PM
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km = 12/65
4 = returned to factory , but not repaired -
5 = sale to factory employee -
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km = 12/65
4 = returned to factory , but not repaired -
5 = sale to factory employee -
Just curious as to how 'K' comes out to Dec? Thinking 'X' might do it?
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Old 08-01-2020, 05:51 PM
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Thanks fellas for your responses. I should have caught the '65 had I looked more closely at the chart. Interesting about the "4,5" returned to factory and sold to employee. I recently purchased this rifle along with other rimfires from the widow of a recently deceased collector. This rifle appears never to have been fired, stock is mint, however, in storage it collected 3 rust spots forward on the barrel which had been arrested with what appears as steel wool/Rem oil treatment. Possibly still collector worthy, but certainly head and shoulders above the beaters normally seen on Gunbroker or in local gun stores. I'll be posting in our Rimfire listings as well as Gunbroker within the next week or two. Thanks again.
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Old 08-02-2020, 05:48 AM
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Just curious as to how 'K' comes out to Dec? Thinking 'X' might do it?

memory lapse
k =May
x =Dec.
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Old 08-02-2020, 05:51 AM
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Thanks fellas for your responses. I should have caught the '65 had I looked more closely at the chart. Interesting about the "4,5" returned to factory and sold to employee. I recently purchased this rifle along with other rimfires from the widow of a recently deceased collector. This rifle appears never to have been fired, stock is mint, however, in storage it collected 3 rust spots forward on the barrel which had been arrested with what appears as steel wool/Rem oil treatment. Possibly still collector worthy, but certainly head and shoulders above the beaters normally seen on Gunbroker or in local gun stores. I'll be posting in our Rimfire listings as well as Gunbroker within the next week or two. Thanks again.
the # 4 designates that it was returned to factory for repair , so it was probably fired + had a defect that repair shop did not fix -
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:42 PM
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May appear as K to some but my eyes say it is an X.

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Old 08-04-2020, 10:14 AM
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May appear as K to some but my eyes say it is an X.

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I'm with you. Where did the other person see an X??
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Old 08-04-2020, 08:15 PM
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Looks "Xy-ish" to me.
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Old 08-05-2020, 08:21 AM
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Thumbs up +1 on the X

looks plain to me!
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