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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.

Remington owners: COPY this table to your Hard Drive......! ! ;)

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Remington Dates of Manufacture

Mike Gibson,

I will be expecting your "Cheerios Box Top" and 25¢ in the return Mail...... ;) ;)

Do you remember the "Captain Marvel Decoder Rings" of the late 40's .... :rolleyes:

I thought as long as I had most of it in a Post already, I might as well finish the Table for interested Remington Owners....... :)

Included below is a Table for the older Remingtons from 1921 to 1972. [BookMark this Site]

Remington Dates of Manufacture:

Enjoy......... :cool:
 

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I remember my Mom made me use the whole jar of Ovaltine because I wanted the Captain Midnight decoder ring. That stuff was awful :) Ichabod Mudd with two D's was his sidekick and that's what that stuff tasted like.......mud :)

I still eat Cheerios after all these years. Remember the little submarine that came in cereal boxes? You put a blob of baking soda and a drop of vinegar in a compartment on the bottom and it would surface & submerge.......big stuff in those days :)
 

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Way OT: Old Stuff.......

Mike Gibson,

Oh yah, I remember that stuff....... :(

Do they still make it....? ? Probably 'banned' by the EPA....! ! ;)

Remember "Cracker Jack" with the prize....? ?

"Black Jack" gum.....? ?

"Neco" wafers.....? ? [good bio-degradable targets...! ! ]

"Sen-Sen" in those little packets...? ?

"Coke" at 5¢ a bottle.....? ? "Where is yours from.....?"

Real "penny candy", that actually sold for 1¢......? ?

"BB's" in the 'peanut bag' package....? ?

Life was a lot simpler back then....... :)

But then, we didn't have PC's or RFC........ :(
 

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Hmmm, I guess the chart isn't all that helpful if you have a Remington produced after 2000, right? (like a model '597), or does it just start at "V" (as in V=2000?) again? :confused:
 

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Big Mike

Thanks for the great info. page on codes!
My Model 581 22 is stamped W P 47. ( 8/67). At the risk of sounding stupid, whats the 47? This perticular 581, has a walnut stock. Only the second one I've ever seen with walnut. I was told several years ago by a gun dealer that some of the very early 581's had walnut wood. Any thoughts about this? An early switch for cost cutting measures?
I've got the trigger assembly of this gun striped down now and am looking about for a lighter spring. No luck finding one yet. What would any of the Rem. fellows use for it and where would I find one. A trip to the local hardware store has not yielded anything close.

Pops :confused:
 

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Remington 581

Pops,

My Model 581 22 is stamped W P 47. ( 8/67). At the risk of sounding stupid, whats the 47?
The 581 was manufactured from 1967 to 1983; yours was made in August of 1967 [WP], as you have noted. I have no idea what the "47" is; maybe an inspector's stamp.

My old 870 has a stamp of PA followed by what looks like a round headed airgun pellet (?); it was made in June of 1954 [PA], and this has been confirmed by Remington. The right side of the barrel has the "R.E.P." inside an oval, the "Remington Express Proof" mark.
I was told several years ago by a gun dealer that some of the very early 581's had walnut wood.
He was probably right. I am not a Remington expert, but that is about the time when walnut was getting too expensive for .22's, and many manufacturers were switching to "American Hardwood" ....... ;)
I've got the trigger assembly of this gun striped down now and am looking about for a lighter spring. No luck finding one yet.
I would suggest you check with "Numrich" for the 'standard' spring, and then grind or clip a coil off, and try it...... ;)

Numrich

Good Luck....... :)
 

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Big Mike

Thanks for your help concerning the trigger spring. I have the original spring and I guess I'll just shorten it a little and give it a try. Have polished up the sears and other parts, just a little and otherwise cleaned up all that dirt that was caked in on everything. Sure was a mess.

Mike Your mention about the Old Stuff and penny candy made me think back on the old days. Back in the early 50's, Dad would drop off my brother and I at Grandmas farm on saturdays on his way to work. He would give us each a dime. We earned that at home doing chores. Anyway, later that day we would make the half mile walk to the general store. There in those old roll over showcases was candy heaven. There were two-fers, three-fers etc., penny candy. You could actually get up to twenty-five pieces for a nickel. Add a "bottle of pop" for the other nickel and you were in heaven. That was the highlight of my week back in those days. Funny, nowadays it takes big bucks to make a youngin happy and back then it only took a thin dime.

Well enough of my ramblings.

Have a good day!

Pops :)
 

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Re: Life Is Tough........

Hi BigMike,

I'm sorry if I came off sounding kinda "whiny" in my last posting about the chart you posted being useless to date Remington's produced after the year 2000 (I didn't mean to!). You posted a very useful, interesting chart there that helped me date an old model 700 I had laying around to see if it might need the "safety" retrofit done on it. Thanks very much for the informative post!

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Petey,

I guess not...... :(

"The Lord helps those who help themselves." :rolleyes:
 

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Pops, my 581 was made in 11/67 and the stock is birch, so there must have been only a very few built with walnut. It's a nice stain job and has walnut-looking grain and I thought it was walnut at first, but it's not.
 

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Codes For 2000, 2001 & 2002

Petey.
I'm sorry if I came off sounding kinda "whiny" in my last posting about the chart you posted being useless to date Remington's produced after the year 2000 (I didn't mean to!).
No problemo........ :)

We will have the "codes" for 2000, 2001, and 2002 mid next week, "Lord willing and the creeks don't rise....." :rolleyes:

I E-Mailed Remington Customer Service, and I should have their response by Wednesday.

Most Sites on the Net do not have the "codes" beyond 1972... :(

You should have bought a M70; then you wouldn't have a Safety problem........ :D
 

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Re: Codes For 2000, 2001 & 2002

Hi BigMike,

Cool (about the codes, I mean! :D). Yeah, I'm even surprised that that last code list you just put up is so current, all the other code lists I have seen in the past were from around '72 too. Look forwards to see what you can dig up about the newly manufactured stuff (no big deal though if Remington doesn't come through with those new codes for you).

BigMike said:
Petey.

No problemo........ :)

We will have the "codes" for 2000, 2001, and 2002 mid next week, "Lord willing and the creeks don't rise....." :rolleyes:

I E-Mailed Remington Customer Service, and I should have their response by Wednesday.

Most Sites on the Net do not have the "codes" beyond 1972... :(

You should have bought a M70; then you wouldn't have a Safety problem........ :D
 

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Remington barrel codes: 1921-2002

Here's the complete list from the "Blue Book" site/serialization download (originally in Adobe Acrobat):

REMINGTON
Firearms Serial Number Identification
(Code located on barrel, left side at frame)

Month of Manufacture
(Code letter corresponds to numeral underneath)
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 of Manufacture and letter code:

1921 M
1922 N
1923 P
1924 R
1925 S
1926 T
1927 U
1928 W
1929 X
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 MM
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 0
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 0
1995 P
1996 Q
1997 R
1998 S
1999 T
2000 U
2001 W
2002 X

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John
 
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