remington 870 age

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  1. byrom1212

    byrom1212 Member

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    Is there any way to tell how old a remington 870 is?
     


  2. shaggydog

    shaggydog New Member

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    Cut off the barrel and count the rings?:D
     
  3. byrom1212

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    tried that didnt work
     
  4. mac79912

    mac79912 Well-Known

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    Call remington.1-800-243-9700 m-f 9-5 est.
     
  5. Duman44

    Duman44 Member

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    Heres a site that shows date codes. Used it on my Wingmaster and it jives with the date I bought it November 1979-RV. This is not part of the guns serial number it's a date code on the left side of the barrel just forward of the receiver. If the gun has had the barrel replaced, then code is no longer valvid.

    http://www.remingtonsociety.com/rsa/questions/barrelcodes
     
  6. byrom1212

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    thanks guys.
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. ROGER4314

    ROGER4314 Been Called "Flash" Since I Was A Kid!

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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
     
  9. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

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