I have a virtually new Model 700, 7mm Rem Mag. There are standard consumer versions as well as versions designed for military and police use. I was trying to get some information on an old 700bdl rifle my father owns. Is there something I am missing. They continued to mark the date code on the end flap of the shipping box.
Again thanks for all the help guys. Hope that answers your questions. C numbers started from 11-1987. Directory showing all pages on this website. I'm trying to uncover what block of time or serial numbers were tied to the specific prefix, along with if that change meant a change or upgrade in factory equipment, or whatever. I read stories of recent rifles having chambers being misaligned with the bore, 40X actions not being completely true and it makes you gravitate to the 'oldies but goodies'.
I saw you post this, and thought you might know. They however continued to mark the date code on the end flap of the shipping box for shotgun barrels however. I know custom guns start getting crazy but I think Remington should have been able to come up with more than 1978. Yours was built in December 1977. Law enforcement rifles are a large portion of my business.
No matter which model of 700 you may be dealing on I think the roughness can be dealt with quickly enough. They were manufactured by Remington Arms, which is a reputable weapons manufacturer that primarily makes rifles, shotguns and handguns. The factory says all barrels are date code stamped, well I have found some that are not, or if they are, are so erratic stamping that trying to decipher them is impossible. The date codes on the left side of the barrel will tell you more precisely which month and year it was made. I would like every one to shoot a ragged hole at 100 yards, but I may just end up wearing out a barrel before happening on that magic combination. I really want to shoot it at least once.
So there was a 2 year gap in rifle date coded barrels and the normal consumer, or gunsmith would have to contact the factory for this information. Bob, do you have a link for that serial number place? Thanks All the codes above refer to the barrel codes, not the serial number. There is no inspector mark on this side. So I am stuck wondering what my guns are, because they aren't std. In the picture below, you will see an example from a newer Remington 597 rifle with a manufacturing date of April 2006.
It is possible to find out Remington 700 age by serial number. Otherwise, you should just leave it alone. To find general manufacturing dates it may be best to go to the Blue Book of Gun Values, which does give manufacturing dates of most models. Ok with knowing that they didnt have letters in front of the serial numbers pre 1975 narrows it down, that is the kind of knowledge that I was looking for. Am I correct in assuming it was manufactured in 1983 or 2009? The one on the right again a 30-06, but with a shorter barrel that I made into a knock around quad rifle with pivot mounts. Many hunters will use long action rifles for this reason because they hunt deer or other big animals. Ultra high velocity 4,000 fps bullet.
Thankfully, after 2001, Remington went back to having the serial numbers stamped on the barrel again. My gun doesn't fall in these dates. I was thrown by the year because none of my blue 700s have a serial number prefix higher than G but this one has an S prefix which thoroughly confused me but Remington educated me with a simple phone call. I did as many have suggested to me before and called Remington. So, in summary, my personal belief is that the serial numbers are kind of meaningless in relation to the process of dating them. That's what I thought on the 7mag. I think it was manufactured around 1967, but any expert imput would be great.
You can for modern Remingtons go to their web site and they have a place where you inter the serial number and it will tell you what year your rifle was made. You guys are a life saver and know your stuff. My question is could this be a C grade maybe? I recently will turn 40 and for a birthday present my dad surprised me with a nice rifle. Any help identifying the date would be greatly appreciated. Also, I recently acquired this rifle and do not have any idea of the value. . They are similar in most respects to the 700P but lack the H-S Precision stock.
The kicker for me was that the actions were within. I just got a custom rem 700 made for me. The weight is wrong in my eyes. An issue that people need to be aware of, is that many Remington firearms such as the 870 series of shotguns can have their barrels easily changed or replaced. Pretty close match unless I am missing something. It has a custom barrel on it so there are no markings on it.