This service uses the two-letter codes stamped on the barrel of Remington rifles and shotguns to determine the age of the firearm.
You can also locate the serial number on the rifle's receiver and request an age approximation by emailing Remington support.
It is quite usual for guns to take months to get into the hands of UK wholesalers, and then get out to gunshops.
The serial number and dates are approximations only. I found what I thought was a very early 1948 Sweet Sixteen based on the serial number.
Details about dates, transitions, exceptions, and other nuances can be found in the Shirley/Vanderlinden book, Browning Auto 5 Shotguns. 1909 1 - 32001910 to 1914 There is only vague info about 16 ga SNs in SV (page 74) for the time 1910 to 1914. "65101 – 827501930 Barrel Address (US market) BROWNING ARMS COMPANY ST LOUIS MO.
And so do Remington, but it is far too complex to list here.
Continue Reading A serial number is printed on the receiver of each Remington rifle or shotgun, provided it's a newer model.
Serial numbers were not a requirement until 1968, so older firearms may not have serial numbers.
Barrel Rib four possibilities in 1937: none, solid (hollow) rib, ventilated rib with X posts or matted finish for Sweet Sixteen (SV page 98) Barrel Ring as before or drilled with three holes on the barrels of Sweet Sixteen Safety Gold plated (Sweet Sixteen only) Trigger Gold plated (Sweet Sixteen only) Misc. No serial number distinction between the Sweet 16 and the Standard 16 gauge A5s.105850 – 111000 1938: 111001 – 1182001939: 118201 – 1261231940: 126124 – 126175****1940 – 1953**** "A" Prefix serial number on the side of the receiver, American made Browning by “Remington Arms.” 1944-1948 Post war Liberation guns, Serial number 128117-128646 "are so out of sequence there is no way to establish accurate production dates" S/V p76[b] 1944: 126201 1948: 1317381947 Post war Belgium made “X Prefix Series.” No serial number distinction between the Sweet 16 and the Standard 16 gauge A5.
I can't seem to find a good source of information on my 20ga rem Mohawk-48 and years of production. I believe that it's a streamlined model 10 and made between 1949 - 1959. -g I can't seem to find a good source of information on my 20ga rem Mohawk-48 and years of production. I believe that it's a streamlined model 10 and made between 1949 - 1959. -g its the same as the 11-48 and sportsman 58 but it is a 3 shot version. They were basically a streamlined version of the Model 11, which was the Browning Auto 5 as made by Remington. It was not the predecessor of the gas-operated 1100 in a mechanical sense, but it was an earlier Remington semi, and introduced the "streamlined" look now so common to all shotguns.