Date an 870?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by Bear304inc, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Bear304inc

    Bear304inc New Member

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    Is there a way to date my shotgun through its serial #? I know its atleast 15 yrs and I got it used.
     
  2. Virginian

    Virginian Well-Known Member

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    You can get close with serial numbers. If it has the original barrel Remington USUALLY stamped a barrel date code on the left side in front of the chamber area. Do a Google search on date codes and you'll see them. If yours doesn't have the date code, it is not rare. I have 3.
     

  3. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Only once, but her parents didn't aprove.:p

    Sorry OP, I couldn't resist. Contact Remington. They should be able to date it by it's S\N.
     
  4. kytowboater

    kytowboater Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I emailed remmington about one, they gave me the date. The barrel was older than the rest.