date of mfg. Rem 700 action


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cadjak
December 8, 2012, 01:31 PM
I own a rifle built on a Remington 700 action. The other day someone remarked, "I see you have one of the old ones with the 2 screws for receiver sights" It made me curious about when the receiver was made. The serial number is B6299875. Any idea about when it might have been made?

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rcmodel
December 8, 2012, 02:15 PM
Look for the date code on the barrel.

http://www.remingtonsociety.com/rsa/questions/barrelcodes

If you only have an action, or a replacement barrel, I don't know what to tell you.
But I believe a B serial number would be 1981.

rc

cadjak
December 8, 2012, 02:18 PM
Wow! That was fast. Yes, I only have the receiver. 1981 seems about right. I wonder when they stopped the receiver sight mounting option? Thanks

hoghunting
December 8, 2012, 02:52 PM
I wonder when they stopped the receiver sight mounting option?

1983

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