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I receive many questions about Remington serial number lookup page of Rem870.com 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.

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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.

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