Remington 600 Serial Number Lookup

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Remington Model 600
TypeBolt-action rifle
Place of originUnited States
Production history
DesignerRemington R&D[1]
ManufacturerRemington Arms
Produced1964–1967 (original)[2]
1971–1980 (Model 600 Mohawk)[2]
No. built94,086[1]
Variantssee Variants
Specifications
Mass5.5 lb (2.5 kg)[2]
Length37.25 in (94.6 cm)[2]
Barrel length18.5 in (47 cm)[2]
Cartridge.222 Remington
.223 Remington
6mm Remington
6.5mm Remington Magnum
.243 Winchester
.308 Winchester
.35 Remington
.350 Remington Magnum[1]
BarrelsRound with ventilated nylon rib[2]
ActionBolt action
SightsBlade ramp font, fully adjustable rear.

Nov 17, 2010  To help give you an idea, my Mohawk (243) has serial number 6744072. My Dad bought it new in December 1974 for my first deer rifle, which became my Christmas present that year. I killed my first deer with it almost 1 year later in my first year of hunting in Elk County, PA (Loleta). Cool little rifles. If you’ve enjoyed the features on this web site, you will enjoy a membership in the Remington collectors club: The Remington Society of America. Your annual membership will bring you in contact with those who share your Remington interests. Every three months you’ll receive a colorful, 60-page all-Remington.

Dec 04, 2008  Just got an e-mail back from Remington. Very discouraging! They tell me that it's a 1968 serial number in the e-mail, and a 1980 serial number over the phone If it's a 1968 serial number then the B series serial numbers were produced BEFORE the A series serial numbers!!

Remington Arms Model 600 was a push-feed bolt-actionrifle produced by Remington Arms from 1964–1968.[3] While it is commonly believed that production ended in 1967,[1] according to Remington representatives records indicate that it actually ended in 1968. This Model was the precursor to the Model 660 (manufactured 1968–1971); the Model Mohawk 600 (manufactured 1972–1979); and the Model 673 (manufactured 2003–2004).

Overview[edit]

The Model 600 was designed to be a guide rifle. Its most noticeable feature was the vent rib barrel. There were approximately 94,086 rifles produced in the available calibers of: .222 Remington, .223 Remington, 6mm Remington, 6.5mm Remington Magnum, .243 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .35 Remington, .350 Remington Magnum.

The rarest is the one chambered in .223 Remington; only 227 were produced—most in the final year of production.[citation needed] Before it was officially added to the line, you could order a Model 600 out of the custom gun shop in .223. At least one Model 600 in .223 came out of the Remington Custom Shop in 1966. A successor model, the Remington Mohawk 600 ('72-'79) available in .222, .243 and .308 comprised total production of only 142 with a Mannlicher-style stock. But the rarest Original Model 600 was and remains the .223.

Variants[edit]

There were several variations in the original production line and they were the: (1) 600 Magnum Carbine, (2) 75th Anniversary Montana Statehood/100th Anniversary Montana Territory &, (3) Remington 600 Mohawk

Remington Model 600 Magnum[edit]

Same as the Model 600 except that it was available in 6.5mm Remington Magnum and .350 Remington Magnum. Also featured a laminated walnut stock, recoil pad and sling.[2]

Remington Model 600 Mohawk[edit]

Model 600 Mohawk.
Same specs as the Model 600 except featuring an 18.5 in (47 cm) barrel with no rib. It was a promotional model produced from 1971-1980.[2]

Popularity[edit]

While loved by the majority of its owners, the death knell of the original Model 600 and its descendants were its looks; it was largely despised by critics, even though it shot exceptionally well. The original barrel length of 18.5 inches resulted in more felt muzzle blast, especially in the .350 Rem Mag. This actuality and perception led to failure of the .350 Rem Mag cartridge in the later guns of different models too. Remington finally abandoned the cartridge in the late 1970s, until resurrected in 2003 with the Model 673.[4]

The 600 series received attention through the writings of Jeff Cooper, who used the model 600 as the basis for his 'Scout I' and 'Super Scout' scout rifles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ abcd'Model 600 Carbine Bolt Action Centerfire Rifle'. Remington Arms Company LLC. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
  2. ^ abcdefghPeterson, Philip. Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values: The Shooter's Guide to Guns 1900 to Present (16th ed.). p. 192.
  3. ^Marcot, Roy (2005). The History of Remington Firearms: The History of One of the World's Most Famous Gun Makers. The Lyons Press. pp. 94–95. ISBN978-1-59228-690-4.
  4. ^http://www.chuckhawks.com/rem_600.htm
Retrieved from 'https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Remington_Model_600&oldid=947735278'

FIREARMS INFORMATION

Remington never (*) used serial numbers to identify the date of manufacture of it's firearms, they however stamped a date code (spelled out below) by the first letter meaning the month and the last letter the year of manufacture.

BARREL DATE CODE - stamped exposed on LH top rear of barrel after 1920

the following will only be stamped where applicable

#2 Part order barrel (not originally assembled to firearm)

#3 Service section received

#4 Return as received

#5 Employee sale

R.E.P. On the RH side of the barrel will be a Magnaflux, Remington proof & a test mark

If a gun is returned to the factory as a fire damaged, or blown up firearm, the factory will stamp it as a prefix to their date code with a #4 on the barrel and return it un-repaired. Then if the gun is ever subsequently returned to a warranty center or the factory by ANYONE, they will refuse to work on it as an unsafe firearm.

REMINGTON MANUFACTURING DATE CODE

stamped on LH top rear of barrel, 2 or 3 digit, (month first, year after) these will normally only be the last letters as seen below,

with the whole list shown here ONLY if it had been returned for repairs
The anchor shown here with the date code is just a symbol, as many different inspector marks will be seen

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The above information was taken from Remington's own information sheet, so if your gun may not conform, then I am also at a loss in explaining.

The factory says all barrels are date code stamped, well I have found some that are not, or if they are, are so erratic stamping that trying to decipher them is impossible.

The photos below may help a bit. Wireless game receiver for mac download. Both were taken off Remington 760s, with the one on the left, a 30-06 that I bought new October 10, 1954. This has been rebored to a 35 Whelen Improved. The one on the right again a 30-06, but with a shorter barrel that I made into a knock around quad rifle with pivot mounts.

Here the R represents November, & the ZZ would be 1953. The fourth digit being a 3 is inconsequential being an assembly number. There is no inspector mark on this side. Here the first (LH) mark is the final inspector mark, the O represents July, the R would be 1968. And the F again being an assembly number.

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

B

L

A

C

K

P

O

W

D

E

R

X

1920 = L

1930 = Y

1940 = J

1950 = WW

1921 = M

1931 = Z

1941 = K

1951 = XX

1922 = N

1932 = A

1942 = L

1952 = YY

1923 = P

1933 = B

1943 = MM

1953 = ZZ

1924 = R

1934 = C

1944 = NN

1954 = A (JAN. AA)

1925 = S

1935 = D

1945 = PP

1955 = B

1926 = T

1936 = E

1946 = RR

1956 = C

1927 = V

1937 = F

1947 = SS

1957 = D

1928 = W

1938 = G

1948 = TT

1958 = E

1929 = X

1939 = H

1949 = UU

1959 = F

1960 = G

1970 = T

1980 = A

1990 = K

1961 = H

1971 = U

1981 = B

1991 = L

1962 = J

Memory for mac g5 power. 1972 = W

1982 = C

1992 = M

1963 = K

1973 = X

1983 = D

1993 = N

1964 = L

1974 = Y

1984 = E

1994 = O

1965 = M

1975 = Z

1985 = F

1995 = P

1966 = N

1976 = I

1986 = G

1996 = Q

1967 = P

1977 = O

1987 = H

1997 = R

1968 = R

1978 = Q

1988 = I

1998 = S

1969 = S

1979 = V

1989 = J

*1999 = T

(*) On 8/9/99, they stopped stamping the barrels with the date code. They however continued to mark the date code on the end flap of the shipping box for shotgun barrels however. They planned on using just the serial numbers to tell when the gun was manufactured. So there was a 2 year gap in rifle date coded barrels and the normal consumer, or gunsmith would have to contact the factory for this information. They then saw the error of their ways apparently because of being inundated by phone calls and resumed stamping the date code on the barrel on 10/1/01.

*2000 = U

2006 = A

2012 = G

2018 = M

*2001 = V

2007 = B

2013 = H

2019 = N

2002 = W

2008 = C

2014 = I

2020 = O

2003 = X

2009 = D2015 = J

2021 = P

2004 = Y

2010 = E 2016 = K

2022 = Q

2005 = Z

2011 = F 2017 = L2023 = R

You will notice the year code repeats itself, but over 20 years difference, so even if it was used on the same model, in all likelihood sights or stocks would be different which would indicate the different date. You will also notice the month code spelling out BLACKPOWDERX, this is a common code in the firearms industry. Also some letters were left out if there was a chance of misidentifying a date. Also they jockeyed year letters to a new starting point in 1980.

If you find marks on the underside of the barrel, they will more than likely be fitters or assembly marks, which mean nothing as to dating the firearm.

I have seen one EARLY 740 S/N 54,9XX that has a barrel date coded May of 1969, which apparently had been sent back to the factory and rebarreled with a original 740 barrel instead of a 742 which was in production at that time.

To find general manufacturing dates it may be best to go to the Blue Book of Gun Values, which does give manufacturing dates of most models.

An issue that people need to be aware of, is that many Remington firearms such as the 870 series of shotguns can have their barrels easily changed or replaced. So, if the barrel is not original to the specific firearm in question the date code may be meaningless. Also if there is a custom or aftermarket barrel installed it will not have these factory codes.
Confounding the issue a bit may be the fact that Remington Arms stamps their final inspector stamps and assembly (product) codes in the immediate area of the date codes. So it may be difficult at times to determine exactly what is what. With that in mind, and considering a lot of variables. If a specific Remington firearm has a serial number, Remington Customer Service is always the first source which should be checked for date of manufacture as they would be the definitive source. There are no publically accessible databases for Remington serial numbers.

With the hundreds of different Remington models produced over the past 200 years, it can sometimes be difficult to determine the age of your firearm.

Overview
Since serial numbers were not required until 1968, your firearm may not have a serial number. For models without a serial number, we may be able to determine the age by the 2-3 letters that are stamped on the barrel. If your firearm does have a serial number, if you will call or email us the serial number and model number we can determine the approximate age of your firearm.
Contact Remington through their Help Center by e-mail at [email protected] or call their historian at 1-800-243-9700 Mon-Fri 9-5 EST.

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