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attention nylon 66 owners

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Serpico, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. Serpico

    Serpico Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to date my apache black 66...I found this on the web...

    "Actually, the key to manufacture date on your Remington Nylon 66 is not the serial number, but a stamping on the barrel. There will be two letters, the first being the month, and the second being the year. Here's a quick rundown.

    B=Jan L=Feb A=Mar C=Apr K=May P=Jun O=Jul W=Aug D=Sep E=Oct R=Nov X=Dec As you will note, this forms the acronym BLACKPOWDERX, which is easy to remember.

    The year codes are E-1958,F-1959,G-1960,H-1961,J-1962,K-1963,L-1964,M-1965,N-1966,P-1967,R-1968, S-1969,T-1970,U-1971,W-1972,X-1973,Y-1974,Z-1975,O-1977,Q-1978,V-1979,A-1980,B-1981,C-1982,D-1983, E-1984,F-1985,G-1986,H-1987,I-1988,J-1989,K-1990. Note that there are duplicates. Early guns had no serial number. Mid-production guns had no-prefix serial numbers. Later production guns had A-prefix serial numbers. Light or partial stampings can be confusing. View carefully with a magnifier. The two letters are right in front of the rear sight along the barrel on the left side of the barrel."

    My barrel is marked J R and a third letter that might be an A but can't be sure...so it looks like my gun is from 1968 but I can't figure the month...unless the above info is wrong...

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