1-800-243-9700 is Remington's customer service number. Work down the phone tree until you reach a real person. Give them the Serial Number and they'll give you the born on date.
Barrels get swapped frequently, so the codes may be misleading.
Serial numbers are forever. The V suffix on yours indicates it's a 2 3/4" gun so forgo the maggie numbs.
A vintage WM is first class condition for $225 is a great deal.