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760 Gamemaster Research

The other day I was reorganizing the safe when I came across my grandfathers old 760 Gamemaster. As we all know, this rifle was and still is popular in the PA woods and I thought it would be special if I hunted with the rifle this season. A couple of months ago I completely disassembled and cleaned the rifle. Based off of the dirt and grime I cleaned off, my guess is the rifle hasnt been cleaned in probably 20 years at best. Also I wanted to mention, the scope on it actually rotates out of the way incase you wanted to use the open sights, pretty cool.

Anyway, I pulled the rifle out of the safe to being researching the year it was made and I am having a hard time finding the information. Every website I look at references the barrel marking as part of the research, the only downfall is the barrel marking are barely visible. What little I can makeout of the markings isnt helping in my research. The only concrete evidence I have is the SN# on the rifle, this I can plainly read. My question is, how much can be told by just the SN# alone? I have a ticket open with Remington to see if they can help me, atleast by looking up the SN#. Other than that, I cant find any information in regards to this specific rifle.
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Have you tried going over (rubbing) the barrel markings with tissue paper and soft pencil to see if you can "lift" the markings?
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Have you tried going over (rubbing) the barrel markings with tissue paper and soft pencil to see if you can "lift" the markings?
I have not - Its almost as tho the marking were barely struck on the barrel, you can only see partial markings. I did receive an email from Remington stating that they will get back to me based on the Serial # I provided them.
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https://gun-data.com/remington_mod_model760.htm

I've always used this site.
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For what it's worth. I emailed Remington and they were able to provide me with the Manufacture Year based on the Serial Number. The rifle was manufactured in 1957. Knowing the history now makes me want to hunt with the rifle even more now.
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Great gun....real deal in machine work and steel..these modern plastic jinks cpuldn't even touch it...
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I believe Remington quit making the 760 circa 1981 or 1982
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81, you are correct

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Besides my Grandfathers 760 from 1957, I also have my uncles. My uncles 760 is from the late 70's early 80's, it is my primary deer rifle. Every deer I have ever taken with a rifle was with my uncles 760.
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I've been shooting pump shotguns since shep was a pup, and a 760 just feels very natural to me.

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