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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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How old-870 Rem.

I have an old 870 Remington 12 ga. with a silver trigger and a hard plastic buttplate. The barrel has been replaced with a 1978 barrel with a vent rib so I'm not sure how old this shotgun may be? Does anybody know how to tell without the barrel date?
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Re: How old-870 Rem.

How do you know the barrel was replaced?

The problem is that I don't know what I don't know.
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Re: How old-870 Rem.

On an 870 you should be able to go by the ser# on the receiver first letter is the month and the second and or third letter is the year. Later years had double letters.
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Re: How old-870 Rem.

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How do you know the barrel was replaced?
Because the barrel is a 1978 and I know the gun is older than 1969.
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Re: How old-870 Rem.

If you give Remington a call and give them the serial number they can tell you.
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