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Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Kelem, Mar 18, 2006.

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  1. Kelem

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    Howdy, there is someone selling a 870 wingmaster on our trademe site here in New Zealand the serial number is W7083XXM any one able to shed any info on this gun?
     
  2. Fred Fuller

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    Have to get in touch with Remington to get the date of manufacture from the serial number, but I can tell you it's a magnum receiver (built to handle 3" shells) from the M at the end of the SN.

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    Remington Year of Manufacture Codes maybe found on the barrel of your Remington rifle [or shotgun] on the left side, just forward of the receiver; the first letter of the Code is the month of manufacture, followed by one or two letters which are the year of manufacture. For shotguns with removeable barrels, the code will be valid for the manufacture of the barrel; maybe for the receiver, as barrels do get switched around.

    According to the "Blue Book of Gun Values", the coding continues as follows:

    Month Codes: [first letter]
    B - L - A - C - K - P - O - W - D – E -- R -- X
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12

    (second (and third*) letters)
    Year_Code Year___Code
    1930___ Y 1970___ T
    1931___ Z 1971___ U
    1932___ A 1972___ W
    1933___ B 1973___ X
    1934___ C 1974___ Y
    1935___ D 1975___ Z
    1936___ E 1976___ I
    1937___ F 1977___ O
    1938___ G 1978___ Q
    1939___ H 1979___ V

    1940___ J 1980___ A
    1941___ K 1981___ B
    1942___ L 1982___ C
    1943_ MMZ 1983___ D
    1944__ NN 1984___ E
    1945__ PP 1985___ F
    1946__ RR 1986___ G
    1947__ SS 1987___ H
    1948__ TT 1988___ I
    1949__ UU 1989___ J

    1950__ WW 1990___ K
    1951__ XX 1991___ L
    1952__ YY 1992___ M
    1953__ ZZ 1993___ N
    1954___ A 1994___ O
    1955___ B 1995___ P
    1956___ C 1996___ Q
    1957___ D 1997___ R
    1958___ E 1998___ S
    1959___ F 1999___ T

    1960___ G 2000___ U
    1961___ H 2001___ W
    1962___ J 2002___ X
    1963___ K 2003___ Y
    1964___ L 2004___ Z
    1965___ M
    1966___ N
    1967___ P
    1968___ R
    1969___ S

    * the years 1943 though 1953 had double letters: ie, MM = 1943

    As maybe seen, the year code letters duplicate; some knowledge of when the model was introduced should resolve the actual year of manufacture.
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