The following serial number information is for
Remingtion firearms manufactured between 1921 and 1972.
Remingtons manufactured between 1921 and 1972 have a code located on the left side of the barrel near the frame that identifies the year and month of manufacture. The following letters correspond to the months of the year, for example B=January, L= February and so on:
B - L - A - C - K - P - O - W - D - E - R - X
The following letters correspond to the year of manufacture starting in 1921 and ending in 1972:
M - N - P - R - S - T - U - W - X - Y - Z - A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - J - K - L - MM - NN - PP - RR - SS - TT - UU - WW - XX - YY - ZZ - A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - J - K - L - M - N - P - R - S - T - U - W
B - Jan M - 1921 C - 1934 SS - 1947 G - 1960
L - Feb N - 1922 D - 1935 TT - 1948 H - 1961
A - Mar P - 1923 E - 1936 UU - 1949 J - 1962
C - Apr R - 1924 F - 1937 WW - 1950 K - 1963
K - May S - 1925 G - 1938 XX - 1951 L - 1964
P - Jun T - 1926 H - 1939 YY - 1952 M - 1965
O - Jul U - 1927 J - 1940 ZZ - 1953 N - 1966
W - Aug W - 1928 K - 1941 A - 1954 P - 1967
D - Sep X - 1929 L - 1942 B - 1955 R - 1968
E - Oct Y - 1930 MM - 1943 C - 1956 S - 1969
R - Nov Z - 1931 NN - 1944 D - 1957 T - 1970
X - Dec A - 1932 PP - 1945 E - 1958 U - 1971
B - 1933 RR - 1946 F - 1959 W - 1972
Using barrel codes (such as those listed above) to date the manufacture are reliable on Remington rifles, as the company rarely changed barrels on a customer's rifle.
Using these barrel codes to date a shotgun is somewhat unreliable, as shotgun barrels are often interchanged at random. One needs to be sure that the barrel is original to the gun before trusting the Barrel Code listing, above.
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