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When B – L – A – C – K – P – O – W – D – E – R – X doesn't apply to a remington barrel?

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  1. ApacheCoTodd

    ApacheCoTodd Member

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    Can anyone lead me to the age of this barrel/
    Remington (I assume - 870) 12 ga, 30 1/4 inch, marked as shown.
    First two are left side and second two are right.
    Next to and slightly below EI on the left side is 60.

    Clearly "B – L – A – C – K – P – O – W – D – E – R – X" doesn't work here.

    Perhaps different for being sold as a barrel only?

    Todd. IMG_1218.JPG IMG_1219.JPG IMG_1220.JPG IMG_1221.jpg
     
  2. jmr40

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    Looks like E I, the letter I. That would be October 1976. And that appears right with the fixed full choke. Remington didn't start making barrels with interchangeable tubes until much later. It could be 1988 or 2011 which also use the letter I, but those would have threaded barrels for tubes.

    This is the date of the barrel only. MOST of the time the guns date is the same, especially with rifles, but shotgun barrels are swapped around and purchased separately often enough that it isn't always accurate.

    http://oldguns.net/sn_php/remdates.htm
     
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    Thanks, I had looked on OldGuns but completely missed the *I* options on the table. I appreciate the input relative to deduction as to the threaded barrels too.

    Todd.
     
  4. Fine Figure of a Man

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    Not sure it is of help but this is a Rem 870 26" Imp Cyl barrel purchased in 1980.
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  5. jmr40

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    The date stamp will be on the left side of the barrel. It can often be confusing. Some letters are hard to read and there are often other code letters or numbers related to other things. I don't know what those other letters and symbols on the barrels mean.

    If you look at the 2nd pic from above only the EI stamped on the left side of barrel has anything to do with the date. First letter is the month, the 2nd letter is year, but you'll have to look at the chart in the link. They used year codes for multiple years. For example the "I" code above is for 1976, 1988, and 2011. There are usually other design features that will help eliminate certain years.
     
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  6. Wis-Harpo

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    The date code for 2011 is "F" not an "I". But 1976 and 1988 are correct.
     
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