Remington 870, 700, 1100 Serial/Barrel Number Lookup

Remington Serial/Barrel Number Lookup enables you to check when your Remington firearm was manufactured. Now you can do this automatically using Rem870.com Remington Serial/Barrel Number Lookup. Remington serial numbers located on receiver of your shotgun or rifle. But you need to use two letter code which is located on barrel of your firearm. These two letters can be decoded to find out the date your firearm was manufactured.

Remington 870, 700, 1100 are very popular firearms and it is very easy to find them for sale in shops, on forums and online boards. But when buying used shotgun or rifle, it is better to check when it was manufactured, that is why Remington serial number check was developed.

Remington 700 or 1100 serial numbers can be decoded the same way as Remington 870 serial numbers. This decoder works for all Remington firearms which have two-letter code on their barrel.

Remington 870 Serial Number
Remington 870 Serial Number

Remington Barrel Code and Serial Number, How to Find Out Manufacture Date

Recorded a small video to show difference between barrel code and serial number on the receiver:

You can always use Remington Serial Number Lookup to find out manufacture date of your Remington firearm.

Check the serial numbers located on the left side of the barrel on your Remington shotgun. They can be decoded to find out when your shotgun or rifle was manufactured. This serial number decoder will translate this information, determining the exact month and year that your specific firearms was created.

Remington 700, 870 or 1100 serial/barrel number lookup will work with Remington 700, 870 or any other Remington shotgun or rifle. It will show you date of manufacture of your firearm. It is very easy to use, it uses information from the Remington company.

Remington 870, 700, 1100 Serial/Barrel Number Lookup





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Remington 870 Serial Number Suffix, Find Out What Shells Can be Used

What letters at the end of the Remington 870 serial number mean?

You can easily find out what shells can be used in your Remington 870. Receiver of a shotgun is marked with letters at the end of the serial number, they determine ejection size.

It is very important to load only the ammo which suits your shotgun. Table of the Remington 870 serial number suffixes enables you easily finding out which ammo can be used.

Remington 870 Serial Number on the BARREL
Remington 870 Serial Number on the BARREL

Remington 870 Serial Number Suffix Meaning

 

Receiver Serial Number Serial Number Suffix Receiver Frame Size Gauge Ejection
#0000000V V Full size frame 12 gauge 12 2 3/4″ Only
#0000000M M Full size frame 12 gauge 12 2 3/4″ or 3″ Only
#0000000A A Full size frame 12 gauge 12 2 3/4″, 3″, or 3 1/2″
#0000000W W Full size frame 16 gauge 16 2 3/4″ Only
#0000000K K Small frame 20 gauge LW 20 2 3/4″ Only
#0000000K K Small frame 20 gauge LT 20 2 3/4″ Only
#0000000X X Full size frame 20 gauge 20 2 3/4″ Only
#0000000U U Small frame 20 gauge LT-20 20 2 3/4″ or 3″ Only
#0000000N N Full size frame 20 gauge 20 2 3/4″ or 3″ Only
#0000000J J Small frame 28 gauge 28 2 3/4″ Only
#0000000H H Small frame .410 bore .410 2 1/2″ or 3″

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*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_______ V
2002_______ W
2003_______ X
2004_______ Y
2005_______ Z

* 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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