The code h dating

January, February, April, September, October, November and December are always show by their intial letter. MADE IN ENGLAND commenced appearing on some wares as early as 1898 but is not in general use until 1908.

Also they jockeyed year letters to a new starting point in 1980.

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.

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 MANUFACTURING DATE CODE stamped on LH top rear of barrel, 2 or 3 digit, (month first, year after) these will normally only be the last letters as seen below, The factory says all barrels are date code stamped, well I have found some that are not, or if they are, are so erratic stamping that trying to decipher them is impossible. Both were taken off Remington 760s, with the one on the left, a 30-06 that I bought new October 10, 1954. The one on the right again a 30-06, but with a shorter barrel that I made into a knock around quad rifle with pivot mounts.

Commencing in 1929 the year mark is replaced by the last two digits of the year, 30 standing for 1930. In 1871 Wedgwood adopted pattern numbers with the code letter prefixes.

Some assistance in resolving the ambiguity in the two series is provided by the month letter. After 1891 the word ENGLAND is added to the WEDGWOOD mark continuing until 1908 when the words MADE IN ENGLAND replace it in all cases.

The only way to gain an appreciation of the character of Old Wedgwood is to examine it, with the eye and with the finger tips.

It is impossible to convey that quality in either words or photographs.

A ‘casting date code’ provides the exact date when the component was produced at the foundry.

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