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 Post subject: Serial number lookup?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:06 pm 
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Hello all,
Recently, my grand-father-in-law passed away. The family knows that I shoot a lot of shot gun and have asked me to look up some information for his firearms. These will not be sold, but they are asking more "history" questions about them.

I am looking for a search engine that would tell me the manufacture dates of Winchester and Remington shot guns. If anyone has a link, please post it. Ive done Google searches and found a couple of sites, but not too much for the models that I want to look up.

Specifically I'm looking for manufacture dates, values, and if there are down-loadable manuals, that would be great too.

Thanks,
Scout82



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 Post subject: Re: Serial number lookup?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:45 pm 
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Post your question in the "shotgun ID and value" forum...it is the next choice under the "general" forum.....that would be the proper and most effective place to get info of this sort....Hope this helps.......Art

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 Post subject: Re: Serial number lookup?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:49 pm 
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Call Remington at 800 243 9700 option 7. They can answer your questions.


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 Post subject: Re: Serial number lookup?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:50 pm 
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Hi Scout 82. For Remington firearms, including shotguns, you can read the date of manufacture by the letter codes on the barrel, as shown here. (http://www.remingtonsociety.com/rsa/que ... arrelcodes) This actually gives the date the BARREL was manufactured, so you may want to make sure the barrel's SN matches the receiver's SN. You can download Remington manuals here (http://www.remington.com/pages/news-and ... nuals.aspx). If the model is not listed there, Remington considers the firearm obsolete, but will still send you a free printed manual (photocopy) if you contact them. There is an obsolete manual page (http://www.remington.com/pages/news-and ... nuals.aspx), but there is no "Submit" button, so I always end up emailing them from the "Contact Us" page and asking for the manual. As for values, the best resource I know of to get TRUE values (i.e., what guns are REALLY selling for) is to search completed auctions on GunBroker and look for guns of the same model in similar condition to yours.

I can't help with the Winchester manufacturing dates, but I'd be surprised if Winchester will not get you a free manual, either by download or via snail mail.

Enjoy these family heirlooms!

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 Post subject: Re: Serial number lookup?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:12 pm 
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Lot of manuals here http://stevespages.com/page7.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Serial number lookup?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:11 pm 
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Scout82,

Check out http://oldguns.net/ for dates of manufacture. Scroll down and look on the left side of the page.


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 Post subject: Re: Serial number lookup?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:45 pm 
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I am trying to look up my grandfathers old a-f and co double barrel shotgun. The serial number is 17516. I would like to know more about it such as age and value. And suggestions as to where I could look it up??


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 Post subject: Re: Serial number lookup?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:44 pm 
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Gustav167 wrote:
I am trying to look up my grandfathers old a-f and co double barrel shotgun. The serial number is 17516. I would like to know more about it such as age and value. And suggestions as to where I could look it up??



I would contact Abercrombie & Fitch for that info, and ask you to please politely start a separate thread for your question(s) in the future, ILO interrupting another's.

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