remington 870 age

Shiner Bock

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I recently called them for that info. It only takes a minute and in addition to telling you when it was made, they tell you the original configuration of the gun.
 

ROGER4314

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Calling Remington is the best way to find the manufacture date and they're happy to help you. For a quick estimate, look at the shell lifter at the bottom of the shotgun. If it has a "U" shaped relief cut, it is fairly new. Without that cut, it's an old one.

Flash
 

Moonpie

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Calling Remington is the best way to find the manufacture date and they're happy to help you. For a quick estimate, look at the shell lifter at the bottom of the shotgun. If it has a "U" shaped relief cut, it is fairly new. Without that cut, it's an old one.

Flash
If it has a shiny chrome shell lifter its pre-1977.
 

Paul5388

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It's easier to look in this pdf file. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...jICYAw&usg=AFQjCNHbvxRwJRaQBFpwdOvrLqpB-_T_gA

Remington uses "BLACKPOWDERX" where each letter represents a month of the year. The year of production is also in letter format contained in the pdf.

BTW, it works on shotguns and rifles. There are lots of guns that have serial number identifications in the pdf, but not S&Ws.
 
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