Originally Posted by Fasteel
I have A very nice Rem VS laminate in 243. The date code on my serial number suggests this rifle was made in 1985, as the letter F is before the serial number.
I was under the impression that because it has a laminate stock it would have been a newer manufacture?
Did Rem sell rifles with laminate stocks in the mid 1980's?
The date code is on the left side of the barrel just forward of the recoil lug....
The VS model is the one with the HS stock with aluminium bedding block...yours is a VLS
The VLS (heavy barrel laminated stock) was introduced about 1994 or 95 with a BDL Varmint style checkered fore-end with a black tip...the stock was later changed to a beavertail fore-end without the checkering and tip.