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I looked up on the web page “Remington Dates of Manufacture” to fine the age of my 870 TB.

On the left side of the barrel is stamped “ACY” and the serial number or 487119. What the code?

As I remember it, I purchased it in about 1959/60 used. Strictly a “social shooter”

My son used it in high school in about 1976, his daughter in high school this past year,

And now I’ve got it back and once again some of us older guys are shooting socially.
 

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I've added a photo of the serial number and code.





Here is my web page which will explain what I refer to as social shooting.

Jim
 

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Check the web address I have above. It looks like it was made in March of 1956 but the "Y" there on the end doesn't help me. The diagragm on the page is too small for me to read correctly. You may be able to figure out the "Y"

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Best bet is to call Remington with the serial number from the receiver. They can give you better information, and are very helpful.

Danny
 

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See if you can read this.

I think the 3rd letter stand for "assembely. What ever that means.

The 3rd letter is a "y".
 

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Well March of 1956 for sure. Assembly Y. I don't know if that was the shift or the building or the guy that put it together.... At least you know its 54 years and 7 months old.

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I;m going to call Remington in the morning.

I purchased it in 59 or 60 for $125.oo and it was well used.

But the price was right.

I'll let you know the out come.
 

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it is Hopkins & Allen Arms CO. Norwich Conn U S A no other markings.

As you can see, it's a single shot, expose hammer, the trigger guard drop the breach open.

We spend some time pattering our different loads, this didn't fair to good. You will notice that Frank switch to a double barrel with exposed hammer.
 

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Here is my response from Remington,
" Subject manufacture date

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Response (Danny) 11/02/2010 08:25 AM
Thank you for contacting Remington Country. Your Model 870 was produced around 1959.

That may be true as far as the barrel goes. I bought it in 1959 according to "she who must be obeyed", as a used shotgun.

Not complaining, it has served my son, his daughter and now it's back to me for a few more years, (I hope).
 
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