who knows remington date codes?

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  1. 68c15

    68c15 Well-Known Member

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    I am having trouble deciphering serial # and barrel codes.
    barrel code stamped on left side
    DXM1
  2. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    I can see your problem. D is September, but there is no XM. X is 1929, 1973 or 2003. M is 1921, 1965 or 1992. There are some double -letter codes, but they are all the same letter - MM, NN, RR, XX, etc. The only thing that makes sense is that you have mis-read the code.

    How about a picture of it? Maybe we can do better.
  3. 68c15

    68c15 Well-Known Member

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    for the life of me I can't figure out how to upload pics from my phone. can I send it to your phone?
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    Could be..the gun was sent back and re-proofed.

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    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.
  5. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    Gunhugger, you got a typo in 1943. You got MMZ. Should just be MM.

    68c15, my phone is a phone. Don't do that picture/web/email thing. I'll PM you my email, though, it that'll work, and you can email 'em to me.
  6. 68c15

    68c15 Well-Known Member

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    I'll fire up the digicam tomorrow and post a pic of it.
  7. Snakedriver

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    It's all so much easier when it simply looks like this: :cool:

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  8. 68c15

    68c15 Well-Known Member

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    found my camera cable. here's a pic of the barrel markings with a partial serial #

    also a couple pics of the whole shebang

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    Last edited: Dec 30, 2012
  9. johnnyehlers

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    I have a 552 that the barrel code makes no sense at all. Try this it's very quick and easy.


    OK, for those of you who get tired of the same old "BLACKPOWDERX" answer....Not all Remington Firearms use the "Barrel Code" for serial number location.
    REMINGTON (www.remington.com) Customer Service (1-800-243-9700 & follow the prompts) will look up your serial number and verify the age of your firearm. They are VERY helpful and courteous. It took less than a minute to look up my 1973 Model 552.
  10. 68c15

    68c15 Well-Known Member

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    thanks, I'll call them next year ;)
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