I know the barrel codes but never heard of Remington's serial numbers telling manufacture dates.
Barrel date codes are here at the Remington Society, along with a good diagram of how to read them. Hello all I am new to the forums and have read through some of the psot and found some very good info.
I was looking at a camo 06 recently and he found a nice one.
This rifle is a Remington 700 .30-06 with serial number 293XXX.
This serial number often provides information about the date and place of manufacture.
Continue Reading The Gun Control Act of 1968 stipulates that all firearms must bear a serial number from the manufacturer, and that this serial number cannot be obscured or removed.
copied from The Firing Line Forums Thanks hattles, I did see that article with my 49 - 59 guess in OP.
Remington owners: COPY this table to your Hard Drive......! I know the barrel codes but never heard of Remington's serial numbers telling manufacture dates. My guess is that 1924 was the start of this system.Instead of a checkered it has some feathering around the corners.It has the black fore end on the stock and a metal buttplate and on the left side of the barrel beside the P are the numbers 3 and maybe a 9 (they are staggered in level of inpression).There is little collector interest, and there were a lot of 48's made.The standard model only goes for about 0 in 100% condition and plain barrel; the Mohawk would be less.