Dating guns by serial number

09-Apr-2017 18:34

(Including Models 1881, 1888, 1889, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 18.) Note that records are chaotic as all models were numbered in a single serial number range, and numbers are often duplicated, and the dates recorded are apparently shipping dates, not dates of manufacture.Brophy studied the records and came up with the following as dates of manufacture. w=480 480w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" data-recalc-dims="1" /ior to the Gun Control Act of 1968 rifles were not required to have serial numbers on them.In February 1977 an “A” was added and the range was restarted at A2100000.Marlin Model 336 and Models 39-A and 39-M manufactured from 1948 to 1968: A one or two letter code was used to designate the year of manufacture.All Marlins (except lever action) manufactured from 1962-1968 A two letter code was used to designate month and year of manufacture.

No,the IJ-58 I brought has a pistol grip stock,however,over christmas I converted a 16 ga Baikal single shot to a straight grip stock,as its only a few years old and the stocks they come with now (Birch I think) are very clubby and uncomfortable. The models with the numbers & letters i thought were all hammer action guns if this is the case the letters have nothing to do with the year, 58 will be the year of the gun...

A representative sample of each lot of weapons is tested with a proofing cartridge, which has vastly higher pressure than the normal specifications.

If the weapon survives a certain number of these, it passes, and all weapons in the lot get the proof mark to certify they meet the government's minimum expectations of function and safety.

Also note that sometimes you will find 3 letters on the barrel.

It is sometimes difficult to determine which of the letters apply.

No,the IJ-58 I brought has a pistol grip stock,however,over christmas I converted a 16 ga Baikal single shot to a straight grip stock,as its only a few years old and the stocks they come with now (Birch I think) are very clubby and uncomfortable. The models with the numbers & letters i thought were all hammer action guns if this is the case the letters have nothing to do with the year, 58 will be the year of the gun...A representative sample of each lot of weapons is tested with a proofing cartridge, which has vastly higher pressure than the normal specifications.If the weapon survives a certain number of these, it passes, and all weapons in the lot get the proof mark to certify they meet the government's minimum expectations of function and safety.Also note that sometimes you will find 3 letters on the barrel.It is sometimes difficult to determine which of the letters apply.Remington never (*) used serial numbers to identify the date of manufacture of it's firearms, they however stamped a date code (spelled out below) by the first letter meaning the month and the last letter the year of manufacture. On the RH side of the barrel will be a Magnaflux, Remington proof & a test mark If a gun is returned to the factory as a fire damaged, or blown up firearm, the factory will stamp it as a prefix to their date code with a #4 on the barrel and return it un-repaired.