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Old 03-12-2013, 02:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Question How to find out age of rifle??

Ok, I bought an old .22 bolt action for my stepdaughter and I to go plinking with, since the 38 and 9mm were gettin a lil pricey to replace.... Any way its a nice lil shooter. Needs a good cleaning, a front sight, and some tlc but over all, a good first rifle for her.

Few questions.. there is NO finish on this stock at all. Just bare wood. Normal? Doesn't seem to have ever had a finish on it either. Whats the Best way to clean it up, its a lil dirty from sitting, and being used , and from the oils from everyones hands-skin..

Any way to tell from the serial any specifics on it?. Build date? Build total? Etc..

It's a Remington 582 .22 bolt action 13 round tube fed.
##1286119

I know these were made from 65ish to 1982. So its been around awhile, but if it turns out to be OLDER THEN ME! I may just have to use it less and save it to pass on to her later..

Anyways, any help or ideas are great.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Ok, I bought an old .22 bolt action for my stepdaughter and I to go plinking with, since the 38 and 9mm were gettin a lil pricey to replace.... Any way its a nice lil shooter. Needs a good cleaning, a front sight, and some tlc but over all, a good first rifle for her.

Few questions.. there is NO finish on this stock at all. Just bare wood. Normal? Doesn't seem to have ever had a finish on it either. Whats the Best way to clean it up, its a lil dirty from sitting, and being used , and from the oils from everyones hands-skin..

Any way to tell from the serial any specifics on it?. Build date? Build total? Etc..

It's a Remington 582 .22 bolt action 13 round tube fed.
##1286119

I know these were made from 65ish to 1982. So its been around awhile, but if it turns out to be OLDER THEN ME! I may just have to use it less and save it to pass on to her later..

Anyways, any help or ideas are great.
I have an old Colt i wanted to find out about,I called them and they gave me a contact e-mail that i could send pics. to.Worked out great.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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It should have some barrel codes, in letters on the left side of the barrel. If the barrel is original to the gun, which it sounds as if it, then can tell what the age is. Should be some other proof marks too.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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I'll have to wait until I go to work, can't get remingtons website to open for some reason..

Barrel mark, yes there are some. Can't make out what the first one is. Maybe a "my lil pony" head? Lol. Second, looks like a private's chevron. Third, the letter V. And Fourth, the # 24.

Can't seem to be able to upload pix from my phone.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
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Overview:
Description: Bolt Action, Tubular Magazine


Introduction Year: 1967


Year Discontinued: 1983


Total Production: Approximately: 90,708


Designer/Inventor: Research & Development


Action Type: Bolt Action


Caliber/Gauge: .22 short, .22 long, .22 long rifle


Serial Number Blocks: Starting: N/A
Ending: N/A


# of Grades Offered: N/A


Variations: N/A
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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Remington Owners,

Remington Year of Manufacture Codes maybe found on the barrel of your Remington rifle [or shotgun] on the left side, 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. For shotguns with removeable barrels, the code will be valid for the manufacture of the barrel; maybe for the receiver, as barrels do get switched around.

According to the "Blue Book of Gun Values", the coding continues as follows:

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]
1930_______ Y
1931_______ Z
1932_______ A
1933_______ B
1934_______ C
1935_______ D
1936_______ E
1937_______ F
1938_______ G
1939_______ H

1940_______ J
1941_______ K
1942_______ L
1943_______ MMZ
1944_______ NN
1945_______ PP
1946_______ RR
1947_______ SS
1948_______ TT
1949_______ UU

1950_______ WW
1951_______ XX
1952_______ YY
1953_______ ZZ
1954_______ A
1955_______ B
1956_______ C
1957_______ D
1958_______ E
1959_______ F

1960_______ G
1961_______ H
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

1980_______ A
1981_______ B
1982_______ C
1983_______ D
1984_______ E
1985_______ F
1986_______ G
1987_______ H
1988_______ I
1989_______ J

1990_______ K
1991_______ L
1992_______ M
1993_______ N
1994_______ O
1995_______ P
1996_______ Q
1997_______ R
1998_______ S
1999_______ T
2000_______ U
2001_______ W
2002_______ X

* the years 1943 though 1953 had double letters: ie, MM = 1943

As maybe seen, the year code letters duplicate; some knowledge of when the model was introduced should resolve the actual year of manufacture.
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So this one he speaks of must be a 79 built model. That 514 that Inherited from my uncle, that he inherited from Granddad is a 43 IIRC.

Stupid ass redneck family members weren't the least bit interested. I simply asked about it and they all looked at me, like why would you want the POS??? And they started poppin off, I don't care, I don't want it and it was handed to me. But they all fought over his ATV and his Gas Grill. Idiots !!! I got the Rem 514 and my Uncles Favorite Camo Hunting Jacket and a compass pinned to it. I'm the long lost nephew that lived out of state, and I feel like I'm the one that scored the most. Noone got the ATV, there were liens against it, the house and property and vehicles. They fought over his tools, but I got the gun and the jacket !!! Oh, and his deer head mount buck with his name and date he killed this deer in 79 that noone else gave a shit about.

Here it is on my fireplace.

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Thanks for the info.. Mockstar.

Ok, I'm good with V=79. Anyone have any ideas about the numbers?? 24? The 24th one produced of that shift? Maybe? 24th made of the year.

I cant get the Damn pix to load to Photobucket either, if someone wants to upload them on here I'll email them to ya..
Just seems like a lot more markings on this barrel than were listed..
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
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Pm replied, thanks.
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