What is the production date of a Remington rifle model 742BDL serial number 384995?
They month and year can be determined by the barrel code, all the details can be found on the Remington Society of America here:
According to the Remington website they began production in 1922 and ended in 1935. The serial numbers ranged from 00001 to 130425. I have the same gun with the same question but this is all I have been able to find out Remington barrels have code in alphabet which tells thf month and year of mfg the Remington society has this info
What is the value of a Remington 1100 12 gauge Magnum serial number M757562M in excellent condition?
You can call Remington at 1-800-243-9700 and go thru the menu selection. One of the menu options is to request information on your Remington based off the serial number. You read off your serial number and the guy looks up in the database the year the gun was made and what the original barrel was for that gun (if gun had barrel options like shotguns do).
By this serial number, it is not a Belgian made gun. You have an "American Browning". These guns were made by Reminton in the US under contract with Browning during the German occupation of Belgium. They were marked as Brownings and do not say Remington anywhere on it. Your serial number is on the left side of the receiver. When Remington started production, they started with serial number 5000 as the first gun produced for…
Parker made his first shot gun in 1868. Real production started in 1869 and lasted until 1934 at which time Remington bought the Parker facilities & patent. Remington continued to produce Parker Shotguns until 1942. The total number of guns produced by Parker & also those produced by Remington is put at 242487 guns.
The Remington model 722 rifles were made from 1948-1962.To get the exact year of production,Remington used a barrel date letter code which can be found just ahead of the receiver on the barrel.This will be a 2,or 3 letter code.Then go to Remington,s web site and find the letter code system and date your rifle to the correct year.I have 2 Remington model 722 rifles,one in 300Savage caliber and the other in .244 Rem.caliber and…