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Old January 13, 2013, 11:23 AM   #8
PetahW
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FWIW, the WWII era Remington-made A-5's, based on the Remington Model 11 but with Browning markings, all had letter-prefixed SN's.

In 1947, Remington would have been back to making their own version of the A5 again - with Remington ILO Browning markings.

It's mis-leading to use the Browning website just because Remington used a Browning design - it wasn't a Browning gun.

As a Remington, the rear of the barrel should be stamped with a Letter Date Code (two or three letters) on the LH side, just forward of the receiver, that can be used to determint the DOM.

The first letter of the Code is the month of manufacture, followed by one or two letters which are the year of manufacture.

Month Codes: [first letter]

B - L - A - C - K - P - O - W - D - E - R - X
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12

Year:______Code: [second (and third*) letters]

(a sampling of 9 years, below)

1945_______ PP
1946_______ RR
1947_______ SS
1948_______ TT
1949_______ UU

1950_______ WW
1951_______ XX
1952_______ YY
1953_______ ZZ

As an example, using the above table, a barrel with the code "CSS" would have been made in April 1947, hopefully still attached to it's original receiver.


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