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age of an 870

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jhmorrisn, May 5, 2013.

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  1. jhmorrisn

    jhmorrisn TS Member

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    I purchased an well used 870 TB when I got out of the service in 1959.
    It has served we well over the years. My son shot it on High School team and I wanted my Granddaughter to use it but she like her 1100.

    Any, how do I go about finding the year it manufacture?
     
  2. whiz-bang

    whiz-bang Active Member

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    If your 870 still has the original barrel there will be two letter date code on the left side of the barrel close to the receiver. First letter is the month second letter the year. You can go to the Remington collector society and learn more. Post the two letters on your barrel and I or someone else will decode for you.
     
  3. lostandout

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    remington society will have all of the info you will need


    brian
     
  4. bz5119

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    How about the letters EZ?
     
  5. jhmorrisn

    jhmorrisn TS Member

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    I have an A C Y

    Located just above the serial number.
     
  6. whiz-bang

    whiz-bang Active Member

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    E=Oct Z=1975

    Serial number is on the frame. Date code is on the barrel. If the letters ACY are stamped on left hand top of barrel A=March C=1956.
     
  7. bz5119

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    Thank you whiz bang!
     
  8. bodybuilder

    bodybuilder TS Member

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    call1-800-243-9700 and give them the serial # and they will tell you the month and year it was made
     
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