Dating my remington 1100
According to the "Blue Book of Gun Values"& ""The Remington Society", the coding continues as follows: Month Codes: [first letter]B - L - A - C - K - P - O - W - D - E - R - X1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12Year:______Code: [second and third (*) letters]1930_______ Y1931_______ Z1932_______ A1933_______ B1934_______ C1935_______ D1936_______ E1937_______ F1938_______ G1939_______ H1940_______ J1941_______ K1942_______ L1943_______ MM (*)1944_______ NN (*)1945_______ PP (*)1946_______ RR (*)1947_______ SS (*)1948_______ TT (*)1949_______ UU (*)1950_______ WW (*)1951_______ XX (*)1952_______ YY (*)1953_______ ZZ1954_______ A1955_______ B1956_______ C1957_______ D1958_______ E1959_______ F1960_______ G1961_______ H1962_______ J1963_______ K1964_______ L1965_______ M1966_______ N1967_______ P1968_______ R1969_______ S1970_______ T1971_______ U1972_______ W1973_______ X1974_______ Y1975_______ Z1976_______ I1977_______ O1978_______ Q1979_______ V1980_______ A1981_______ B1982_______ C1983_______ D1984_______ E1985_______ F1986_______ G1987_______ H1988_______ I1989_______ J1990_______ K1991_______ L1992_______ M1993_______ N1994_______ O1995_______ P1996_______ Q1997_______ R1998_______ S1999_______ T (**)2000_______ U (**)2001_______ V (**)2002_______ W2003_______ X2004_______ Y2005_______ Z2006_______ A2007_______ B2008_______ C2009_______ D2010_______ E2011_______ F2012_______ G2013_______H(*) the years 1943 though 1953 had double letters: ie, MM = 1943(**) On 8/9/99, Remington stopped stamping the barrels with the date code.
BARREL DATE CODE - stamped exposed on LH top rear of barrel after 1920 the following will only be stamped where applicable #2 Part order barrel (not originally assembled to firearm) #3 Service section received #4 Return as received #5 Employee sale R. Then if the gun is ever subsequently returned to a warranty center or the factory by ANYONE, they will refuse to work on it as an unsafe firearm.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.I know of three flat out wrong answers they have given out, and they say one of my guns doesn't even exist - a 5 digit Model 1100. I offered a picture, but they wanted to see the gun. I didn't have the heart to tell them I once owned a 4 digit one. I agree that a sticky on this page and the Gun ID Archive would save many having to post the question.
A few here don't mind helping out, everyone has been patient and helpful.There are no publically accessible databases for Remington serial numbers.With the hundreds of different Remington models produced over the past 200 years, it can sometimes be difficult to determine the age of your firearm.Confounding the issue a bit may be the fact that Remington Arms stamps their final inspector stamps and assembly (product) codes in the immediate area of the date codes.