Remington 1100 serial number dating
If you have a 12 gauge with a K at the end you have a very unusual animal. Thanks to all for the help, but I was still confused since I recently purchased the gun in a box from a dealer. But, it's a 12 gauge - otherwise I've been squeezing a lot of 12 gauge shells into a 20 gauge chamber. A 'K' does not suggest a 20 gauge, it is supposed to be 20 gauge lightweight. 1968: NO SERIAL NUMBER PREFIX1968 TO PRESENT: LETTERS USED (IN SEQUENCE)L-68, M-74, N-78, P-85, R-90Model 1100 LETTER SUFFIXSAME STRUCTURE AS THE Model 870Model 1187 LETTER PREFIX1987 TO PRESENT: “PC” 12 GA., 1999 “TL“ 20 GA.,2000 “SM” SUPER MAG. “LIGHT WEIGHT” (“LW”) (ALSO INCLUDES M/1100 “LT”)U 20 GA. H .410 BORE (2 ½” OR 3”)Model 1100 LETTER PREFIX1963 TO APPROX.REMINGTON MANUFACTURING DATE CODE stamped on LH top rear of barrel, 2 or 3 digit, (month first, year after) these will normally only be the last letters as seen below, The factory says all barrels are date code stamped, well I have found some that are not, or if they are, are so erratic stamping that trying to decipher them is impossible. Both were taken off Remington 760s, with the one on the left, a 30-06 that I bought new October 10, 1954. The one on the right again a 30-06, but with a shorter barrel that I made into a knock around quad rifle with pivot mounts.(*) On 8/9/99, they stopped stamping the barrels with the date code.
Back up what they tell you with this information; DECODING REMINGTON SERIAL NUMBERSModel 870 LETTER PREFIX1950 TO APPROX 1968: NO SERIAL NUMBER PREFIX1968 TO PRESENT: LETTERS USED (IN SEQUENCE)S-68, T-74, V-78, W-84, X-90, A-91, B-94, C-97, D-01, AB-05Model 870 LETTER SUFFIX (DESIGNATES GAUGE)V 12 GA. What is the barrel code and the serial # letter prefix?
AND There are also markings on the barrel as previously stated,for ID purposes also.
The Pre-fix letter showed up in the 70's and gives a general time span for the (Check Barrel for more info) "L" is early to mid 70s.
(No publically accessible databases are available)2. Contact Remington Customer Service with the serial number. See this blog I wrote about the subject to ID month and year of manufacture. Rob By entering this site you declare you are 18 or older, you read and agreed to its Terms, Rules & Privacy and you understand that your use of the site's content is made at your own risk and responsibility.
Contact Remington Customer Service with the serial number. See this blog I wrote about the subject to ID month and year of manufacture. Rob Hello........, A basic grade model 1100 in good or better original condition would generally be about 0-0. For finding out the date of manufacture you have two options.1.