the 870 Wingmaster® history

 
 

Barrel Marking Identification

Note: On August 9th, 1999, Remington no longer stamped their barrel with a date code, but they continued marking the end of the shipping boxes. On October 1st, 2001 they began marking the barrels again. For instance, my year 2000 Classic Trap has no date marking.

MONTH CODE

Jan - B

Feb - L

Mar - A

Apr - C

May - K

Jun - P

Jul - O

Aug - W

Sep - D

Oct - E

Nov - R

Dec - X

YEAR CODE

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

YEAR CODE

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

YEAR CODE

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

Note: Using these codes to date a shotgun may prove unreliable if another barrel was added to the shotgun at a later date.


IF you have a serial number on your gun and you think that the barrel may not be original, contact the Remington Help Center at (800) 243-9700, Mon-Fri 9-5 EST. They’ve been really helpful to me on several occasions in ID-ing a gun by serial number.


NOTE: Guns made before 1968 were not required to have a serial number.