View Full Version : Need help with barrel markings

January 28, 2007, 07:21 PM
I have a Remington Model 341A, but I can not figure out tha age or date it was made. The barrel markings are: U W E or U W F

Does anybody know how to date these markings. The E or F is not stamped clearly so It could be a P. 129458 is located on the barrel also. I know that only 131000 or so were made but I would just like to know more about this great little rifle. Thanks

January 28, 2007, 11:37 PM
Well, the Blue Book says the model 341 was Mfr. from 1936 to 1940.

January 29, 2007, 09:14 AM
I know alot already about the 341 just not it's markings. C.C. Loomis designed the rifle and Remington offered the rifle in these grades 341P, 341PT, 341A, 341AT. I just can't figure out the barrel markings. I thank you for your time and answers.

January 29, 2007, 10:14 AM
If the markings are not UMC then more than likely they are just inspection markings.

January 29, 2007, 06:17 PM
A friend told me Remigton used letters on the barrel for the year, month, and day of manufacture. The letter U would be 1927, W would be the month of August. This can't be right becausw the 341 was only made from 1936-1940. 1936 through 1940 the letters were E,F,G,H,J. So what do my markings mean. Thanks

January 30, 2007, 12:17 AM
The markings you need are on the left side of the brl. As you're holding the gun. Write the words BLACK POWDER X then number the letters 1 to 12. that's how the Blue Book describes the Remington Code. I hope this helps.

January 30, 2007, 09:19 AM
The markings are on the left side of the barrel. And I have already checked the blue book. But the letters on the barrel don't match what the blue book shows. Inspection markings are not stamped with such uniformity. The U is over the W and E or F or P which ever one it is. They form a triangle at the base of the Barrel on the left side of the barrel. The serial number is located about a foot up the barrel on the lower left side of the barrel. Any clues? Thanks.