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Remington never (*) used serial numbers to identify the date of manufacture of it's firearms, they however stamped a date code (spelled out below) by the first letter meaning the month and the last letter the year of manufacture. On the RH side of the barrel will be a Magnaflux, Remington proof & a test mark If a gun is returned to the factory as a fire damaged, or blown up firearm, the factory will stamp it as a prefix to their date code with a #4 on the barrel and return it un-repaired.
Box 700 Madison, NC 27025-0700 You could also go with the barrel date codes as to date of manufacture. Wingmaster's like yours are still in demand, both as working guns and by some collector's if they are excellent condition, which you say yours is.
Hi vintageguns, Contacting Remington Customer Service with the serial number is the best way to verify date of manufacture and grade the gun left the factory as. See this link for how to read them. Rob By entering this site you declare you are 18 or older, you read and agreed to its Terms, Rules & Privacy and you understand that your use of the site's content is made at your own risk and responsibility.
Remington Year of Manufacture Codes maybe found on the barrel of your Remington rifle [or shotgun] on the left side, just forward of the receiver; the first letter of the Code is the month of manufacture, followed by one or two letters which are the year of manufacture.
With the hundreds of different models produced over the past 200 years, it can sometimes be difficult to determine the age of your firearm.
Since serial numbers were not required until 1968, your firearm may not have a serial number.