Rem 700 action question

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Elkhunter1983, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Elkhunter1983

    Elkhunter1983 Well-Known Member

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    I am looking at doing a build with a short action but I want an older one. Which is older a serial number starting with a or b?
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I would naturally think the A would be older than a B...
     

  3. LouBoyd

    LouBoyd Well-Known Member

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    Remington Society of America - questions/barrelcodes
    For the first letter in the serial number of a Rem 700:
    Letter A can be 1980 or 2006
    Letter B can be 1981 or 2007
    The Rem 700 didn't exist in 1954 or 1955.
    Note that the letters are not necessarily in the "normal" alphabetic sequence. There are additional letters for the month of manufacture.
     
  4. Elkhunter1983

    Elkhunter1983 Well-Known Member

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    Well Im guessing this one is the older model because it looks like an older style stock and has no X mark on it. Funny thing is the other 700 I had was a B serial number so consecutive years for me I guess.