One needs to be sure that the barrel is original to the gun before trusting the Barrel Code listing, above.
A: In an ideal world, all manufacturers would agree to incorporate the date in the serial number, in a mutually-agreed formula using plain language.
Continue Reading A serial number is printed on the receiver of each Remington rifle or shotgun, provided it's a newer model.
Serial numbers were not a requirement until 1968, so older firearms may not have serial numbers.
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It is quite usual for guns to take months to get into the hands of UK wholesalers, and then get out to gunshops.
The serial number and dates are approximations only. I found what I thought was a very early 1948 Sweet Sixteen based on the serial number.
copied from The Firing Line Forums Thanks hattles, I did see that article with my 49 - 59 guess in OP. I decided to share it here since this is where much of my limited knowledge came from. Other factors need to be taken into consideration to properly date your gun. I compiled this quick reference serial number guide for dating 16ga Browning A5s and the Auto 5-3 Shot, by serial number.Everything I look up is conflicting in years produced and general information.I want to be sure so I'll go to the Remington with serial to be sure.Mohawk guns were always well made and reliable but were not as well finished or with as nice wood as the standard Remington guns.