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.      date code FINALRESIZE  

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