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How old is a Remington model 81 with a serial number 39518?

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November 06, 2007 8:10PM

The Model 81 Remingtons were produced until 1950 and by going to the Remington Website there is no means of identifying (solely by serial number) when your rifle was produced, but... The following link uses two proof marks on the left side of the barrel (just forward of the receiver) that are date stamps of the barrel manufacture. If your barrel has not been replaced, this should give you an idea of the month and year it was produced.

http://www.remingtonsociety.com/questions/BLACKPOWDERX.htm I used this to date my Model 81, with a 21XXX SerNo, it was apparently produced in Jun 1942, with a PL code.