Remington 721

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by tomill, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. tomill

    tomill New Member

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    I have an old Remington 721 and would like to know the year it was made. I have the S/N but it looks like I also need the proof marks on the side of the barrel too. Is this correct?
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Not proof marks- barrel code marks. Look on the barrel, left side, just in front of the receiver. There should be 2 or 3 letters stamped there. You may need a bright light and a magnifier. Then go HERE- learn month and year. Rifle barrels rarely get changed- shotgun barrels DO get changed. Remington Dates of Manufacture
     

  3. tomill

    tomill New Member

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    Thanks alot. With your help (and my wife's eyes) it appears that my rifle was built in Dec of 1949. Wow, and it is still a tackdriver. I plan on taking it hunting again this next fall. The scope on it I beleive to be original as well. it is a Weaver ficed 4x with crosshair and post. Not too shabby for $200.00 in a pawnshop.