Remington 1100 dating

More than 40 years ago, the Model 1100 forever changed the way American shooters viewed autoloading shotguns.It was the first autoloader to combine the repeat-shot versatility of early-century models with the sleek, modern lines and handling qualities of revered double barrels.The Remington Model 1100 has been a field-proved favorite ever since.

Call Remington and give them the serial number, they will tell you when it was born, however keep in mind they due make errors. So, anyway, according to the above info, my PA barrel code and lack of serial # prefix, my Wingmaster has a mfg date of June 1953.Back up what they tell you with this information; DECODING REMINGTON SERIAL NUMBERSModel 870 LETTER PREFIX1950 TO APPROX 1968: NO SERIAL NUMBER PREFIX1968 TO PRESENT: LETTERS USED (IN SEQUENCE)S-68, T-74, V-78, W-84, X-90, A-91, B-94, C-97, D-01, AB-05Model 870 LETTER SUFFIX (DESIGNATES GAUGE)V 12 GA. What is the barrel code and the serial # letter prefix? After less than 24 hrs, I've already found the "extra" info to help me beyond the the "black powder" and barrel code info. LETTER SUFFIXNO LETTER SUFFIX ON THIS MODELThen look on the left side of the barrel near the receiver and look for a two letter date code stamp and follow this chart with the first letter being the month and the second being the year the barrel was made; Month B - Jan L - Feb A - Mar C - Apr K - May P - Jun O - Jul W - Aug D - Sep E - Oct R - Nov X - Dec Year M - 1921 N - 1922 P - 1923 R - 1924 S - 1925 T - 1926 U - 1927 W - 1928 X - 1929 Y - 1930 Z - 1931 A - 1932 B - 1933 C - 1934 D - 1935 E - 1936 F - 1937 G - 1938 H - 1939 J - 1940 K - 1941 L - 1942 MM - 1943 NN - 1944 PP - 1945 RR - 1946 SS - 1947 TT - 1948 UU - 1949 WW - 1950 XX - 1951 YY - 1952 ZZ - 1953 A - 1954 B - 1955 C - 1956 D - 1957 E - 1958 F - 1959 G - 1960 H - 1961 J - 1962 K - 1963 L - 1964 M - 1965 N - 1966 P - 1967 R - 1968 S - 1969 T - 1970 U - 1971 W - 1972 X - 1973 Y - 1974 Z - 1975 I - 1976 O - 1977 Q - 1978 V - 1979 A - 1980 B - 1981 C - 1982 D - 1983 E - 1984 F - 1985 G - 1986 H - 1987 I - 1988 J - 1989 K - 1990 L - 1991 M - 1992 N - 1993 O - 1994 P - 1995 Q - 1996 R - 1997 S - 1998 T - 1999 (*) U - 2000 (*) V - 2001 (*) W - 2002 X - 2003 Y - 2004 Z - 2005 A - 2006 B - 2007 C - 2008 D - 2009 E - 2010 F - 2011 G - 2012 H - 2013 First, thanks for the forum. 1968: NO SERIAL NUMBER PREFIX1968 TO PRESENT: LETTERS USED (IN SEQUENCE)L-68, M-74, N-78, P-85, R-90Model 1100 LETTER SUFFIXSAME STRUCTURE AS THE Model 870Model 1187 LETTER PREFIX1987 TO PRESENT: “PC” 12 GA., 1999 “TL“ 20 GA.,2000 “SM” SUPER MAG.

“LIGHT WEIGHT” (“LW”) (ALSO INCLUDES M/1100 “LT”)U 20 GA. H .410 BORE (2 ½” OR 3”)Model 1100 LETTER PREFIX1963 TO APPROX.

I am assuming your second letter in the barrel code is "Q" based on what you say above 1978 or 1996.

If it is a 1978 then the prefix letter in the serial number on the receiver will most likely be "V".

If it is a 1996 then the prefix letter in the serial number on the receiver will most likely be "B" or possible "C" Please always keep in mind that if you bought your gun used or second hand it may have had the barrels swapped and this can cause much confusion......example is a 1996 barrel will fit just fine on a 1978 receiver or vice versa!!!!!

In addition to what Tu Jays said, the barrel date stamps usually take long enough to repeat that you can get a pretty solid idea of which potential date applies to your gun based on its features.

For example, in the mid-1980s, Remington implemented some minor design updates to the action on 12ga 870s, including a "U"-shaped cut-out in the shell carrier that prevented a certain type of malfunction from binding the gun's action.