Dear readers,

I receive many questions about Remington serial number lookup page of blog.

Yes, it will work with Remington 700 or any Remington shotgun or rifle which has letters on the left side, just forward of the receiver.

You can find out the date your shotgun or rifle was made here: Remington 700, 870 Serial Number Lookup

Please leave a comment and tell us if Remington 700 serial number lookup worked well and helped you find out the date when your Remington 700 rifle was manufactured.

About Remington 700 Rifles

Remington 700 rifles are a series of bolt action rifles that came out in 1962. They were manufactured by Remington Arms, which is a reputable weapons manufacturer that primarily makes rifles, shotguns and handguns. The 700 series uses a centerfire bolt action, which contains ammunition that has the primer in the center of the cartridge case head. You will often find model 700s to have a 5, 4, or 3-round internal magazine. It all depends on the caliber of the rifle because some have a floor plate that allows you to load quickly while others have no floor plate. There are some Remington Model 700s that can be purchased with a detachable box magazine, which allows you to fire more ammunition. Model 700s can be ordered with different barrel, caliber and stock configurations. If you understand these configurations then you can request them from most gun dealers. Otherwise, you should just leave it alone.

The Remington Model 700 was based on previous Remington models that came after World War II. These were the Remington 722 and 721 models from 1948. The 700 contains three different lengths for its action. There are short action versions that use 2.8 inch cartridges. Next there are standard action versions that use 3.34 inch cartridges. Finally, there are long action versions that use over 3.34 inch magnum calibers. The type of action you choose will depend on the damage you want to inflict. The long action will be the most powerful, so use them if you want to take down big targets. Many hunters will use long action rifles for this reason because they hunt deer or other big animals. But if you are just looking to defend your home then short action should be suitable this particular need.

Like with many Remington shotgun models, the Remington Model 700 rifle also has variations for the police. The 700P is the police issued version that has a 26 inch heavy barrel with telescopic gun sight, a carrying case and bipod. This variant was influenced by the M24 Sniper Weapon System, which means that you can use it for sniping enemies. So if you ever see a major crime scene where police officers are pointing rifles from the roof of a building then they are probably using a Remington Model 700P. As for the military, they are starting to modify their own M40 sniper rifles and M24 Sniper Weapon System from the parts of the Remington Model 700 rifle. They see how well it works in the civilian world and they want to use it in combat situations as a result.

Remington 700 Serial Number Lookup

Remington 700 Serial Number Lookup is based on information from Remington company. It is possible to find out Remington 700 age by serial number. You just need to find two letters on the barrel. Remington 700 serial number decoder will automatically decode the barrel numbers.

*Please note that Remington repeats the alphabet approximately every 26 years, therefore you may see several possible manufacturing dates.

**The first letter on your barrel is the month your firearm was manufactured; the second letter is the year it was manufactured. Information confirming the manufacturing coding used by Remington can be found online.

Decoder is based on following information:
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.

I have contacted Remington and they confirmed that information above is correct.

Related post: Best Remington 700 Triggers


  1. Wesley Stevens

    I have a 700 I just picked up on trade. Can you tell me a little about it. A6257073 is the serial number its a 22-250 adl can you tell me more about it suck as year and so on

    1. James rahn

      I have Remington 700 it has a serial number
      U-k-m wat does u stand for

    1. steve davis

      I have a model 700 in 264 Winchester, the marking on the barrel is O J 12, can you tell me how old it is?

      1. can some body please tell me what caliber my remington 700 riffle is. It has the following serial number: C6650184

  2. sal giam

    I have a Remington model .243 Win, there is no letter in front of the serial number any ideas, just has an 6240810 and nothing else on the barrel other than made in Ilion, NY
    with patent# 2514981 thanks

    1. Your rifle is either a bdl or a cdl. The adl rifles had an A before the serial no. They quit making the adl in 2005. If your walnut stock is really beautiful grain and has a fair bit of beaver tail carved into it, that would be a cdl. Bdl’s are not as standout beautiful.

  3. I have a remington model 700 chambered in .264 win. mag. and the date code is ck with a 12 right behind it. The serial number in the action is 63725 I believe that’s the only visible number on the action. The right side of the barrel has a REP stamp and what appears to be an anchor stamped on it too

  4. James Odom

    Curious to know what the letter C at the end of my serial number means. For example, RR*****C. Is this one of Remington custom shop rifels. That’s as close as I can find info on it. Its in a Huoge stock, 16.5 threasded heavy barrel. X-mark trigger. 308 win tactical stamped on barrel and PH up by the lug.

  5. Wesley Boisvert

    I have a rem 700 30-06 with serial number of T6250733 i was woundering if u could tell me about this rifle

    Thank you

  6. Chris Shurtleff

    My aunt has a Remington model 700 serial # E6899906. Can you tell me about this rifle?


  7. allen nichols

    model 700 Remington serial # B6281183, can you tell me year of mfg

  8. sam rainey jr

    I have a 700 rum stainless fluted barrel, with black synthetic stock and i would like to know all about it. The serial # is s6440513 .

  9. joseph krenzelok

    all i wanted to know what year my rifle was and if it were adl or bdl….etc.

  10. joseph krenzelok

    serial# B6487687 in 30/06 i bought it today in pawn shop

  11. Trent Winge

    I was wondering if you could tell
    Me about my Remington model 700 30-06
    Serial number B6521285 thank you

  12. I have a model 700 ADL chambered in .308 win. The two letters are XL and the serial number is C6689631 what year is it

      1. Hey thanks for the response but I actually called remington and gave them my serial number and they told me it was made in Oct of 93 which by your little chart here is way off.. I believe u might wanna update the research.. but again thanks for the response

  13. And couldn’t have been 42 model 700s didn’t come out till 1962.

    1. William Reed

      Have a 270 win, Remington model 700, serial number, S6365794, wondering what year it is made, thanks

  14. Vitaly,

    dumb question, but do you know if it would be common to purchase a new Rem 700 in 2015 that would have been manufactured in 1997?

      1. Serial # starts with RR.
        purchased at a large store that I would imagine moves inventory pretty quick.
        but it looks to me like RR would be manufactured in 11/97

          1. upon further review there is!
            between where the serial # is and the caliber stamped on the barrel, there is an “AJ”


    I have a Remington 700 on the barrel letters LN 93 what type is it.

  16. Jerry Pownall

    My 700 has absolutely nothing that indicate what it is. There are no date codes. It is a .308, and it looks like a XCR, only it is black. The serial # is G6233649. I sent an email to Remington, but I guess they do not answer email.


    I have a Remington Model 700 22-250 serial # C6778135 a high polished stock W/ Tasco 3-9×32 Scope. What year and type is this Rifle. Thanks; Fred

    1. FRED RICE

      There is A # on My Remington 700 just in front of the serial # it is# 93 than the serial# C6778135 what Year and type is it ?? It also has a Tasco Scope 3-9w32

  18. Blaine Louis

    I have a Remington 700 serial number C6383186 cal.270 with the two letters KJ stamped on the barrel what can you tell me about it? Years, CDL or BDL?

  19. Stetson Mealer

    I have a 700 270 Mountain rifle lss. The first letter in the serial number is an S. What does that mean?

    1. Emery W. Schnetzka

      have Rem. model 700 only letter c 6614814
      month and year please THANKS MUCH,BUCK

  20. Larry. comeaux

    My model 700 sps in 30 06 with serial number rr88 489e what year was it manufactured thanks

  21. Richie Garner

    I have a remington model 700 30 06 serial number 137135 and the manufacturer codes are A, M, 32.

  22. Richie Jackson

    This decoder did not work for me.. best way to find out is just call remington they will gladly tell you the DoM and any info you want on the firearm.

  23. there are no letters on my barrel but 71 is stamped on it, would that be the year? thanks mike.

  24. Ray Emerson

    I am thinking of buying a beautiful Remington Model 700 but, like everyone else, can’t figure out the manufacture date. The info I have is:

    BA and Serial Number: 66549967

    If it is possible to date this rifle, I would greatly appreciate it.



  25. Looking to find out mfg date model 700 barrel has a, k s 72 ser no 6243287

  26. Kenneth fowler

    I have a 700 in270 rem mag. The serial number has no letters. Any ideaz

  27. Phil Hicks

    I have a Remington 700 that is in great shape and I know it is quite old. The serial no. on the barrel has no prefix letter.
    the numbers are 6473261. I would like

    1. Mine has no letters serial number starts 6886xxx. What year was it made? Most accurate gun I’ve ever owned

  28. byron elliott

    Look to the left of that on the barrel and you will see 2 letters stamped add those to your serial number

  29. Elizabeth Smith

    Everyone’s serial numbers are all long and I am sitting her like ummm mines only 5 digits? I know mine has to have been made in the 70’s earliest because it has been around for a long long time

  30. Gary Beaton

    Could you please tell me the year of manufacture of my Remington 700 serial number A6230237

  31. Richard Rhoades

    700 Synthetis Bolt Action s/n G6237503 please info on this

  32. Brian forkey

    I was given a Remington model 700 270, with serial number A6203472. Can someone tell me what year this gun was manufactured?

  33. Alfred Pizzuto

    I have no prefix before my serial number I cannot find any on the barrel I have 6 numbers only

    1. Mike valliere

      They started the prefix in the mid 70s look at the 2 letters on the barrel in front of the sn. First letter is the month and second letter is the year

  34. Himan Jones

    I just bought a Remington 700 30-06 ser # C6470017 . on the frame it stamped 1956. what year was this rifle made?

  35. Bryant R Davis

    So my numbers a Ck …. April of either 1941,1963, or 1990…. how do I know for sure? It’s a 700 bdl. 270 win. My dad said he bought his in the 80s. Looks almost identical but my stock is nicer amd in the bottom of his grip where the ebony trim is his has 2 screws. Mine has none. Both have plastic plates instead of recoil pads. Mine is a little heavier. His is a 30-06. This is an awesome rifle. Would never part with it just curious of the age. Thanks

  36. Lester dudley

    I have a Remington 700 bdl 270 like to know how old it is number is b6773921

  37. Dan Lucas

    I recently traded for a Remington model 700, 243 cal. it has a synthetic stock, no floor plate, the serial number is E6814360, can you tell the age of it ?

  38. Jr mathes

    I have 2 700’s one has sn:RR47861B opposite side is rep Q; the other sn: B6812451, opposite side is BL 6M WA96.
    I’m assuming the first is April 78 and the second is June 81.
    Is my assumption correct?
    Thanks in advance
    JR Matrhes

  39. David Lushbaugh

    Just bought a 700 BDL at a gun auction it’s chambered 243 win it has a big heavy bull barrel no iron sights from the factory is drilled and tapped in the center of the barrel for a site has a Leupold base on it no scope when I bought it Barrel has a DV 3 on it and serial number is A 652 33677 can you tell me if it’s special or not and what year

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