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Help with dating an 1100 barrel

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by GoldEx, Apr 29, 2012.

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  1. GoldEx

    GoldEx Active Member

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    I have an older 1100 trap with a barrel code of A W M 7. S/N on the gun is 219XXXV (x's are actually numbers) As the gun has no letter prefix, I was told it was manufactured prior to The number 7 is in a larger font than the letters. The leletters A and W are the same size and the letter M is slightly larger but smaller than the number 7. I have looked around and I have seen that the codes are derived off of the words B-L-A-C-K-P-O-W-D-E-R-X. B being 1, L being 2 etc. The first number is supposed to be the month making mine a March manufacture I think. There is some conflict with the last 2 letters as they indicate 2 different years. I have been told that since my SN has no letter prefix it denotes it was manufactured prior to 1968. How do you determine the year for sure?

    Jeff
  2. superxjeff

    superxjeff Active Member

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    Just be sure and wear a shell catcher and you should be fine. Good luck! Jeff
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