Manufacture Dates

July 10th, 2009 by admin


When was my rifle made?

 

 

 

After 1921, Remington employed a “date code” system which consists of a series of letters identifying the month and year of manufacture.  This date code is typically 2-3 letters hand stamped on the jacket head (refer to the photograph below for location).  The first letter in the code represents the month, the second (and sometimes third) letter represents the year.  It is not uncommon for these letters to be stamped sideways. 

 

When a rifle was returned to Remington for a repair, the factory would stamp a repair code.  These codes read the same as the date code, but were followed by a “3”.  It is not uncommon to find the “3” stamped backwards.  For those rifles manufactured prior to 1921, rifles not found with a date code, or rifles found with ONLY a repair code, these will be dated best by using the serial number list at the bottom of the page. 

 

 

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Determining month of manufacture (FIRST LETTER),

B – January

L – February

A – March

C – April

K – May

P – June

O – July

W – August

D – September

E – October

R – November

X – December

 

Determining year of manufacture (SECOND AND/OR THIRD LETTERS),

M – 1921                    D – 1935                                                                  
N – 1922                    E – 1936                   
P  - 1923                    F – 1937
R – 1924                    G – 1938
S – 1925                    H – 1939
T – 1926                    J – 1940
U – 1927                    K – 1941
W – 1928                    L – 1942
X – 1929                   MM – 1943

Y – 1930                    NN – 1944
Z – 1931                     PP – 1945
A – 1932                    RR – 1946
B – 1933                    SS – 1947
C – 1934                    TT – 1948
                                   UU – 1949
                                   WW – 1950



 

 

 

 

 

MODEL 8 Serial Numbers

 

 

 

 

These are the last serial numbers for each year of production for the Model 8

 

 Year – Serial – Total

1906~2266      2266
1907~7754      5488
1908~12439    4685
1909~17168    4729
1910~21889    4721
1911~26489    4600
1912~30063    3574
1913~33041    2978
1914~35187    2146
1915~36938    1751
1916~38469    1711
1917~39918    1449
1918~40917      999
1919~42009    1092
1920~44825    2816
1921~45938    1113
1922~47297    1359
1923~48826    1529
1924~50136    1310
1925~51519    1383
1926~53160    1641
1927~55878    2718
1928~58741    2863
1929~61467    2726
1930~64024    2557
1931~65465    1441
1932~66360      895
1933~66867      507
1934~67676      809
1935~68841    1165
1936~69581    1010
1937~69485        96
1938~69488          3
1939~69490          2

* Despite these production totals, rifles as high as 69929 have been observed

 

 

 

MODEL 81 Serial Numbers

 

 

These are the last serial numbers for each year of production for the Model 81

 

Year – Serial – Total

1936~1675      1675
1937~4895      3220
1938~6862      1967
1939~8872      2010
1940~12623    3751
1941~17748    5125
1942~21575    3827
1943~21579          4
1944~21694      115
1945~23809    2115
1946~30525    6716
1947~37104    6579
1948~43778    6674
1949~51187    7409
1950~55581    4394

* Despite these production totals, rifles as high as 57949 have been observed