View Full Version : Need help Remington 700 ID Please?

April 22, 2010, 05:00 PM
I have a Remington 700 serial # 204358 in 7mm magnum.

I need to know how to identify the particular model.

Can anyone help please?


April 22, 2010, 08:24 PM
Generally, the model cannot be determined simply from a serial number and chambering.

The info you furnished is like saying:"I have a Ford with a V8 engine - What model do I have ?"

A pic would help - but, failing that, a complete description of it's feataures, like magazine type, stock style & material, etc might get 'er done.


April 26, 2010, 01:27 PM
I will upload more.

April 26, 2010, 01:29 PM
Hope these help.


April 26, 2010, 03:23 PM
You have a Remington 700 BDL. From the stamped checkering pattern, I would guess it was made somewhere from the late 1960s to late 1970s.

April 26, 2010, 03:30 PM
epoxy stock finishes. If you go to the the Remington collectors website the alpha barrel stamping codes will tell you when it was made. I'd guess 1970s'.
A good stockmaker can get rid of the horrible epoxy finish and whiteline spacers. The checkering can be recut to become real and a nice muted finish applied. Good rifle with better metal work than the current 700s in a fine caliber. Worth fixing up if you plan to keep it and care about esthetics or it will work fine as is.
Might I suggest that in the future you take full length pictures of both side of a gun you need help getting I.D.ed as in......


700 Classic action ex 300 H&H, limited run BDL 35 Whelen stock, 244 H&H Magnum stainless custom barrel, Nikon 6-20 in S&K mounts, 80 gr TTSX at 3700 fps.

April 26, 2010, 07:41 PM
If that's a small brass pin, through the stock just ahead of the pistol grip - IIRC, Remington only did that in the first run of Model 700's (early-mid 1960's).

Have you pulled the barreled action from the stock ?

Inspect the barrel top & underside for a Remington date code.

Remington Year of Manufacture Codes are usually found on the left side of the barrel, just forward of the receiver.

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 letter, for years shown]

1962_______ J
1963_______ K
1964_______ L
1965_______ M
1966_______ N
1967_______ P
1968_______ R
1969_______ S
1970_______ T
1971_______ U
1972_______ W
1973_______ X
1974_______ Y
1975_______ Z
1976_______ I
1977_______ O
1978_______ Q
1979_______ V

So, barrel codes "AM" = March 1965 & "KT" = May 1970.


April 28, 2010, 09:32 PM
AN= Mar 1966

Thank you for the help.

May 3, 2010, 10:42 PM
That is a late '60s 700BDL. They became the gun that all others were compared to. This was the top of the line at the time.