Winchester Firearms Manufacturing Dates by Serial Number and Year 1866 through the early 1990s Below is the download link for a special resource for dating Winchester firearms.These pages were scanned from documents compiled over the years by the customer service department of Winchester Repeating Arms.A few reasons cited are: There is probably some kernel of truth to all of them.But the fact remains; there is no original, single, totally accurate database of serial numbers from 1866 forward that we are aware of.Information provided here is approximate, if you wish to support your investment with the purchase of a complete history and Letter of Authenticity for your firearm or for more information, please contact Colt's Archive Department. No, I’m not talking about taking your rifle out to dinner and movie, I mean finding out when it was made.No attempt has been made to determine the value of any Winchester products.) © Winchester Repeating Arms, 2012, 2015, R.Your annual membership will bring you in contact with those who share your Remington interests.
They are date codes, serial numbers and rifles features. These should give you the month and year it was made.
While many long guns did have serial numbers before that date, most 22 caliber rifles did not. During this time the serial number was located on the underside of the barrel past the end of the stock.
Remington started putting serial numbers on the nylon rifles near the end of 1967. In December of 1968 serial numbers were moved to the left side of the receiver cover and re-started at 2100000 and went to 2599999 by January of 1977.
If multiple models appear for your serial number simply match the date with the appropriate model, as certain vintage firearms can share serial numbers between different models.
If your firearm does not appear in the listing, please understand that this is not a comprehensive database.