Remington Rifle Barrel Markings?

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  1. K_man2

    K_man2 New Member

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    I inherited a Remington 7400 rifle from my uncle and am interested in finding out what some of the barrel markings mean. one is an iron cross and the others i would guess are the inspectors marks. where could i find some more information on this? any help would be appreciated.
  2. GMFWoodchuck

    GMFWoodchuck New Member

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    YOu could try Remington themselves. I have asked them questions before and they were always able to answer them.
  3. GunHugger

    GunHugger Well-Known Member

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    I can't help with the other barrel stamps, but here's the year code.

    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
  4. muddober

    muddober Active Member

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    GunHugger, your post is very informative. I know I learned from it.

    Ron
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