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Remington 870 comp.date of manufacture?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jrb100, Mar 15, 2011.

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  1. jrb100

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    I just picked up a 870 competition trap yesterday for a fair price.It had a little rust and was not cleaned and oiled to often ,so I took it apart and removed rust and gave it a good cleaning.I will see if the gas system is working later today by taking a few shots with it.The gun is unaltered.It has a serial number that starts V9496.I was wondering what year this would be.


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  2. AveragEd

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    If you think the barrel is original to the gun, there is a two-letter code on the left side at the rear of the barrel that will get you close to the gun's production date. I have a chart that converts that code to the month and year the BARREL was made.

    Ed
     
  3. jrb100

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    I just picked up a 870 competition trap yesterday for a fair price.It had a little rust and was not cleaned and oiled to often ,so I took it apart and removed rust and gave it a good cleaning.I will see if the gas system is working later today by taking a few shots with it.The gun is unaltered.It has a serial number that starts V9496.I was wondering what year this would be.


    Thanks,
    joe
     
  4. AveragEd

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    If you think the barrel is original to the gun, there is a two-letter code on the left side at the rear of the barrel that will get you close to the gun's production date. I have a chart that converts that code to the month and year the BARREL was made.

    Ed
     
  5. RickN

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    Joe, get your barrel code and go to the Remington Society website above and you should be able to figure it out.
     
  6. bodybuilder

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    the best way is call 1-800-243- 9700 That is Remingtons phone number and they have a date of firearm manufactuare, Just give them the serial # and they tell you all about your gun.
     
  7. jrb100

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    Thanks everyone.
    According to remington website it was made in 1979.It must be an early model because I thought they were released in 1980 or 1981.


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  8. bodybuilder

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    Joe if you call the # I listed they will tell you the month and year and anything else you want to know about it. I call them everytime I get a Remington.
     
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