Remember Me? Results 1 to 5 of 5. Thread: Looking for age only on this Remington Fieldmaster Thread Tools Show Printable Version. It is a standard Remington Fieldmaster Model pre as there is no Serial Number in the usual place below the roll mark.
The rifle's serial number contains two letters that denote the month and year of manufacture. The first letter corresponds to the month. Each of the 12 months of the year correspond to a letter in the word "blackpowderx.
Dec 09, date of remington Registered Users do not see the above ad. I just bought this rifle the other day and was wondering when it was made. I looked on the internet to find the date, but my code is four letters long not letters. The code is WCUX. Can someone help me . Sep 05, Stamped on the side of my is a diamond shape then "XY" then just below it and slightly to the right "78". according to the remington date codes, xy would be december , which is not correct since they didnt start making the fieldmaster until i does have a serial number stamped into the receiver so i know its after and would assume its except someone posted . Remington never (*) used serial numbers to identify the date of manufacture of it's firearms, they however stamped a date code (spelled out below) by the first letter meaning the month and the last letter the year of manufacture. BARREL DATE CODE - stamped exposed on LH top rear of barrel after
The second letter in the model number reveals the year of manufacture. TIA for any help on this.
Those numbers on the barrel, left side, just ahead of the receiver are the date. The rest will give a year. You have BM, that would be January.
When used to date Remington shotguns, where the barrel can easily be changed, make sure the barrel is original to the shotgun. For example "BL" would be January of , and "CWW" would be April of A two or three letter code on the left side of the barrel identifies the month and year of manufacture. The first letter identifes the month. The versatile Model BDL Fieldmaster is one of the most popular pump-action 22 rimfires made in America today. It handles 22 short, 22 long and 22 long rifle cartridges interchangeably. Other features include big-game sights, a positive cross-bolt safety and a grooved receiver for scope mounts. Using barrel codes (such as those listed above) to date the manufacture are reliable on Remington rifles, as the company rarely changed barrels on a customer's rifle. Using these barrel codes to date a shotgun is somewhat unreliable, as shotgun barrels are often interchanged at random.
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They planned on using just the serial numbers to tell when the gun was manufactured.
So there was a 2 year gap in rifle date coded barrels and the normal consumer, or gunsmith would have to contact the factory for this information. You will notice the year code repeats itself, but over 20 years difference, so even if it was used on the same model, in all likelihood sights or stocks would be different which would indicate the different date.
Also some letters were left out if there was a chance of misidentifying a date. Also they jockeyed year letters to a new starting point in If you find marks on the underside of the barrel, they will more than likely be fitters or assembly marks, which mean nothing as to dating the firearm.
Feb 22, It is a standard Remington Fieldmaster Model pre as there is no Serial Number in the usual place below the roll mark. Anyone know of a way to determine approximate date of manufacture? The top of the barrel has "Remington Arms Co. Inc Ilion NY on top line and below is "Made in USA patent number 2,". Sep 12, The model Fieldmaster was introduced in , so it couldn't have been made in If you look at Remington's chart, the letter "B" was used for both and Yours was made in December of Excellent condition would be around $; . With a classic look that hasn't changed much since , it can be difficult at first glance to determine the age of a Remington BDL Fieldmaster. While the company has varied the gun slightly through the years - such as the th Anniversary edition in - the easiest way to tell its age is by decoding the serial number on the left side of the rifle barrel.
To find general manufacturing dates it may be best to go to the Blue Book of Gun Values, which does give manufacturing dates of most models. An issue that people need to be aware of, is that many Remington firearms such as the series of shotguns can have their barrels easily changed or replaced.
So, if the barrel is not original to the specific firearm in question the date code may be meaningless. Also if there is a custom or aftermarket barrel installed it will not have these factory codes.