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SERIALIZATION

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SERIALIZATION
This section has once again been expanded to help you identify the year of manufacture on many popular manufacturers and trademarks. To use these tables, compare your serial number(s) to the correct manufacturer and model, and ascertain which bracket it falls into based on the year of manufacture and
corresponding serial number. In several cases, caliber rarity can also be determined. Date codes are now
also provided on some manufacturers and countries to allow you to determine the year of manufacture by
the date code on the barrel or frame/receiver.
The publisher wishes to thank Galazans and Dixie Gun Works for providing a portion of this serialization information.

AGUIRRE Y ARANZABAL (AYA) SERIALIZATION


1945 to 1994

Boss & Co. LTD. Cont.

Year Starting

SERIALIZATION

From 1945 to 1994 AYA had manufactured over


600,000 shotguns of all models and grades with
all serial numbers assigned in chronological order.
For 1927-1944 year of manufacture date codes,
see "Spanish Year Of MFG. Date Codes" in this
section.

Years

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

0001
20000
72000
115287
222509
378549
481402
576553
600000
602423

19999
71999
115286
222508
378548
481401
576551
599999
602422
602642

1945-1948
1949-1954
1955-1959
1960-1965
1966-1971
1972-1977
1978-1983
1984-1987
1988-1993
1994
SERIALIZATION

Beginning 1995 the Spanish proof house implemented a new serial number system.The new system consists of four sets of digits separated by a
hyphen. The firstr set is the manufactureres code,
the second designates the type of firearm, the third
set is the firearms chronological number, the fourth
set shows the year of mfg.

AYA 1995-2006

Year

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006

16-03-001-95
16-03-001-96
16-03-001-97
16-03-001-98
16-03-001-99
16-03-001-00
16-03-001-01
16-03-001-02
16-03-001-03
16-03-001-04
16-03-001-05
16-03-001-06

16-03-800-95
16-03-755-96
16-03-642-97
16-03-677-98
16-03-719-99
16-03-758-00
16-03-645-01
16-03-645-02
16-03-781-03
16-03-703-04
16-03-652-05
16-03-750-06

BOSS & CO., LTD.


SERIALIZATION
Year Starting
1830
1850
1857
1900
1920

Serial Number
680
1400
1600
4700
6618

Serial Number

1930
1945
1951
1953
1963
1970

7730
8711
8912
8920
9219
9559

BROWNING
SERIALIZATION PRE1976
SERIALIZATION

Since 1968-1969 was a transition period in Browning serialization, firearms may be serialized with
either 1968 or 1969 style markings.

A-5 (AUTOMATIC 5) SHOTGUN -12 ga.

Year

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

1903
1
4121
1904
4122
15300
1905
15301
19920
1906
19921
22320
1907
22321
26970
1908
26971
30446
1909
30447
33431
1910
33432
35630
1911
35631
35925
1912
35926
38988
1913
38989
44250
1914
44251
47298
1915-1918 No Production
1919
47719
47950
1920
47299
47718
1921
48951
53500
1922
53501
58150
1923
58151
62600
1924
62601
69300
1925
69301
79150
1926
79151
88000
1927
88001
106250
1928
106251
127650
1929
127651
154500
1930
154501
177100
1931
177101
182300
1932
182301
182788
1933
182789
183152
1934
183153
185560
1935
185561
191604
1936
191605
194535
1937
194536
199200
1938
199201
208400
1939
208401
218808
1940
218809
224596
1941-1943 No Production
1944
Production limited to servicemen
1945
Production limited to servicemen

SERIALIZATION, cont.
A-5 SHOTGUN -12 ga. cont.

A-5 SHOTGUN -16 ga. cont.

Year

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957

228729
240951
256501
274101
288551
316751
352051
387500
437401
447751
454701
459901

240950
256500
274100
288550
316750
352050
387499
437400
447750
454700
459900
463700

In 1954 Browning added an alpha prefix to the


serial number to differentiate between Lightweight
and Standardweight guns.

Year

Std.12

Lt.Wt. 12

1953
1954
1955
1956
1956
1957
1958

H1-H6600
H6601-H39700
H39701-H83450
H83451-H100000
M1-M35250
M35251-M86300
M86301-M99999

L1-L4450
L4451-L45250
L45251-L83600
L83601-L99877
G1-G35450
G35451-G85950
G85951-G99663

1958-1976 Ser. No. sequence changed to include


a one or two digit numeral followed by an alpha
character.

Year Std. Wt.


1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1965
1966
1964
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976

8M
9M
0M
1M
2M
3M
5M
6M
4M
7M
8M
69M
Disc.
Disc.
Disc.
Disc.
Disc.
Disc.
Disc.

Lt. Wt.

Magnum

8G
9G
0G
1G
2G
3G
5G
6G
4G
7G
8G
69G
70G
71G
72G
73G
74G
75G
76G

8V
9V
0V
1V
2V
3V
5V
6V
4V
7V
8V
69V
70V
71V
72V
73V
74V
75V
76V

SERIALIZATION, cont.

A-5 (AUTOMATIC 5) SHOTGUN -16 ga.

Year

2107

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

1909
1
1910-1912
3201
1913
15001
1914-1918 No Production
1919
19671
1920
20501
1921
22238
1922
24051
1923
26001
1924
28401
1925
35651
1926
40011
1927
51599
1928
57901
1929
65101
1930
82751
1931
90501

3200
15000
19000
20500
22237
24050
26000
28400
35650
40010
51600
57900
65100
82750
90500
94000

Year

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

1932
94001
1933
96073
1934
96144
1935
99501
1936
103501
1937
105851
1938
111001
1939
118201
1940
126123
1941-1943 No Production
1944 Production limited to servicemen
1945 Production limited to servicemen
1946
128117
1947
128647
1947
X1001
1948
X13667
1949
X23502
1950
X34601
1951
X43701
1952
X59401
1953
X77701

96072
96143
99500
103500
105850
111000
118200
126123
126175

128646
130616
X13666
X23501
X34600
X43700
X59400
X77700
X99999

In 1953 Browning changed the Ser. No. alphabetic


character to differentiate between Lightweight
(Sweet 16) & Standard weight guns.

Year

Std.16

Sweet 16

1953
1954
1955
1956
1957

R1-R3100
R3100-R20800
R20801-R48750
R48751-R74700
R74701-R99999

S1-S3700
S3701-S24850
S24851-S49350
S49350-S72300
S72301-S99908

1957-58 Prefix "T" for Standardweight and Prefix "A"


for Sweet 16 numbers mixed, but range from 110900.
1958-1976 Ser. No. sequence changed to include
a one or two digit numeral followed by an alpha
character.

Year

Std.16

Sweet 16

1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976

8R
9R
0R
1R
2R
3R
Disc.
Disc.
Disc.
Disc.
Disc.
Disc.
Disc.
Disc.
Disc.
Disc.
Disc.
Disc.
Disc.

8S
9S
0S
1S
2S
3S
4S
5S
6S
7S
8S
69S
70S
71S
72S
73S
74S
75S
Disc.

Year

Lt.Wt. 20

Magnum 20

1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964

8Z
9Z
0Z
1Z
2Z
3Z
4Z

Introduced in
1967

A-5 SHOTGUN - 20 ga.

2108

SERIALIZATION, cont.

A-5 SHOTGUN - 20 ga. cont.

Year

Lt.Wt. 20

1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976

5Z
6Z
7Z
68Z
69Z
70Z
71Z
72Z
73Z
74Z
75Z
76Z

SUPERPOSED MODEL - O & U - 20 ga. cont.

Magnum 20
7X
68X
69X
70X
71X
72X
73X
74X
75X
76X

SUPERPOSED MODEL - O & U - 12 ga.

Year

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

1931
1
2000
1932
2001
4000
1933
4001
6000
1934
6001
8000
1935
8001
10000
1936
10001
12000
1937
12001
14000
1938
14001
16000
1939
16001
17000
1939-1947
NO PRODUCTION
1948
17001
17200
1949
17201
20000
1950
20001
21000
1951
21001
27000
1952
27001
33000
1953
33001
37000
1954
37001
43000
1955
43001
48000
1956
48001
54000
1957
54001
59000
1958
59001
68500
1959
68501
76500
1960
76501
86500
1961
86501
96500
1962
96501
99999
1962
1
6500
1962
S2 suffix after Ser. No.
1963
S3 suffix after Ser. No.
1964
S4 suffix after Ser. No.
1965
S5 suffix after Ser. No.
1966
S6 suffix after Ser. No.
1967
S7 suffix after Ser. No.
1968
S8 suffix after Ser. No.
1969
S69 suffix after Ser. No.
1970
S70 suffix after Ser. No.
1971
S71 suffix after Ser. No.
1972
S72 suffix after Ser. No.
1973
S73 suffix after Ser. No.
1974
S74 suffix after Ser. No.
1975
S75 suffix after Ser. No.
1976
S76 suffix after Ser. No.
1976 to 1984 P or Presentation Models only

Year
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962

Ser. No. Prefix


11501
14181
17061
20641
23821

14180
17060
20640
23820
27300

Serial number change to letter and number suffix.


1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976

V3 suffix after Ser. No.


V4 suffix after Ser. No.
V5 suffix after Ser. No.
V6 suffix after Ser. No.
V7 suffix after Ser. No.
V8 suffix after Ser. No.
V69 suffix after Ser. No.
V70 suffix after Ser. No.
V71 suffix after Ser. No.
V72 suffix after Ser. No.
V73 suffix after Ser. No.
V74 suffix after Ser. No.
V75 suffix after Ser. No.
V76 suffix after Ser. No.

SUPERPOSED MODEL - O & U - 28 ga. & .410 bore

Year

28 ga.

.410 bore

F3
F4
F5
F6
F7
F8
F69
F70
F71
F72
F73
F74
F75
F76

NOT AVAILABLE
J3
J4
J5
J6
J7
J8
J69
J70
J71
J72
J73
J74
J75
J76

1960-1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976

LIEGE O & U - Approximately 10,000 prouced

Year

Ser. No. Prefix

1973
1974
1975

73J prefix before Ser. No.


74J prefix before Ser. No.
75J prefix before Ser. No.

SERIALIZATION, cont.

DOUBLE AUTOMATIC SHOTGUN

Year
1952 1959
1960 1971

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

1st or both digits indicate last 2 digits in year of


manufacture (i.e. - OA1947 - 1960 mfg.,
70A245671 - 1970 mfg.)

SUPERPOSED MODEL - O & U - 20 ga.

Year

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957

201
1701
2801
3201
5301
6701
8401
9401
10501

1700
2800
3200
5300
6700
8400
9400
10500
11500

HI-POWER (9mm) PISTOL

Year

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

1945-1954 no data for the annual breakdown


1
72250
1955
72251
75000
1956
75001
77250
1957
77251
80000
1958
80001
85267
1959
85268
89687
1960
89688
93027

SERIALIZATION, cont.
HI-POWER (9mm) PISTOL cont.

.22 CAL. (Nomad-Challenger-Medalist), cont.

Year

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969

93028
109146
113549
115823
T136569
T146373
T173286
T214000
T258001

109145
113548
115822
T136538
T146372
T173285
T213999
T258000
T261000

Serial Number code change to two digit year and "C"


prefix indicatying Hi-Power pistol.
and 69C prefix before Ser. No.
70C prefix before Ser. No.
71C prefix before Ser. No.

1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977 to date

72C prefix before Ser. No.


73C prefix before Ser. No.
74C prefix before Ser. No.
75C prefix before Ser. No.
76C prefix before Ser. No.
New style serialization

BROWNING .380 ACP CAL.

Year

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

1955 N/A
1964
N/A
1965
500000
598804
1966
598805
603890
1967
603891
619474
1968
619475
N/A
1969 N/A
1970 Discontinued due to GCA of 1968. New
model has longer barrel, adj. rear sight, modified
grip.
1971
71N prefix before Ser. No.
1972
72N prefix before Ser. No.
1973
73N prefix before Ser. No.
1974
74N prefix before Ser. No.
1975
75N prefix before Ser. No.

.25 ACP CAL. BABY BROWNING

Year

Ser. # Start

.22 CAL. (Nomad-Challenger-Medalist)


1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968

P9
P0
P1
P2
P3
P4
P5
P6
P7
P8

Challenger Medalist
U9
U0
U1
U2
U3
U4
U5
U6
U7
U8

Year Nomad
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975

T9
T0
T1
T2
T3
T4
T5
T6
T7
T8

P69
P70
P71
P72
P73
Disc.
Disc.

Challenger Medalist
U69
U70
U71
U72
U73
U74
Disc.

T69
T70
T71
T72
T73
T74
Disc.

BOLT ACTION RIFLES


(Safari, Medallion, & Olympian Models)

Year
1959 N/A
1962 No prefix (numeral-letter) before Ser. No.
(i.e., only digits)
1963 3-single letter prefix or suffix by Ser. No.
1964 4-single letter prefix or suffix by Ser. No.
1965 5-single letter prefix or suffix by Ser. No.
1966 6-single letter prefix or suffix by Ser. No.
1967 7-single letter prefix or suffix by Ser. No.
1968 8-single letter prefix or suffix by Ser. No.
1969
Single letter (Y, Z, or L) followed by
last 2 digits of year of mfg. Prefix only.
1970
Y70" prefix
1971
L71" prefix
1972
Z72" prefix
1973
Y73" prefix
1974
Z74" prefix
1975
L75" prefix

B.A.R.

Year
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1976 to date

Ser. # End

1955-1958
Records not available
1959
181000
206349
1960
206350
230999
1961
231000
250999
1962
251000
278999
1963
279000
286099
1964
286100
308499
1965
308500
329999
1966
333000
367443
1967
367444
412999
1968
413000
479000
1969
Discontinued because of GCA of 1968

Year Nomad

2109

M7" suffix after Ser. No.


M8" suffix after Ser. No.
M69" suffix after Ser. No.
M70" suffix after Ser. No.
M71" suffix after Ser. No.
M72" suffix after Ser. No.
M73" suffix after Ser. No.
M74" suffix after Ser. No.
M75" suffix after Ser. No.
M76" suffix after Ser. No.
New sequence with RT
appearing in middle of Ser. No.

.22 AUTO RIFLE (Grades I, II, and III)

Year
1956-Mid. 1961 "T" prefix = LR, "A" prefix = short
Mid. 1961 "A" changed to "E" prefix 5 digits or less.
19611T or "1A" or 1E prefix before Ser. No.
1962
2T or 2E prefix before Ser. No.
1963
3T or 3E prefix before Ser. No.
1964
4T or 4E prefix before Ser. No.
1965
5T or 5E prefix before Ser. No.
1966
6T or 6E prefix before Ser. No.
1967
7T or 7E prefix before Ser. No.
1968
8T or 8E prefix before Ser. No.
1969
69T or 69E prefix before Ser. No.
1970
70T or 70E prefix before Ser. No.
1971
71T or 71E prefix before Ser. No.
1972
72T or 72E prefix before Ser. No.
1973
Japan production

T-BOLT RIFLE (T1 and T2)

Year
1965
1966
1967
1968

X5" suffix after Ser. No.


X6" suffix after Ser. No.
X7" suffix after Ser. No.
X8" suffix after Ser. No.

SERIALIZATION, cont.

2110

T-BOLT RIFLE (T1 and T2), cont.

MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER, cont.

Year
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975

X69" suffix after Ser. No.


X70" suffix after Ser. No.
X71" suffix after Ser. No.
X72" suffix after Ser. No.
X73" suffix after Ser. No.
X74" suffix after Ser. No.
X75" suffix after Ser. No.

BROWNING
SERIALIZATION
1976-CURRENT
In 1975 Browning began using the two (2) letter
code system (located in the middel of the serial
number) for determining the year of manufacture.
For example "PN" would be "89" inditacting 1989.
LETTER
Z
Y
X
W
V
T
R
P
N
M

1891
1892
1893
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898
1899
1900
1924
1957

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

1865
1866
1867
1868
1869
1870
1871
1872
1873

270000
280000
290000
300000
310000
320000
325000
330000
331000

279999
289999
299999
309999
319999
324999
329999
330999
340000

MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER -LONDON BARREL


ADDRESS

Year

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

1853
1854
1855
1856

1
1000
5000
9000

999
4999
8999
11000

Year

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

1850
1851
1852
1853
1854
1855
1856
1857
1858
1859
1860
1861
1862
1863
1864
1865
1866
1867
1868
1869
1870
1871
1872
1873

1
2500
10000
20000
35000
40000
45000
65000
85000
90000
93000
98000
118000
132000
175000
180000
185000
200000
204000
207000
210000
212000
214000
215000

2499
9999
19999
34999
39999
44999
64999
84999
89999
92999
97999
117999
131999
174999
179999
184999
199999
203999
206999
209999
211999
213999
214999
215348

MODEL 1851 NAVY

NUMBER
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

E.J. CHURCHILL
GUNMACKERS SER.
YEAR

Year

GUN #
156
339
384
480
569
655
761
923
1047
1156
2834
6901

MODEL 1851 NAVY - LONDON BARREL ADDRESS

COLT'S FIREARMS
SERIALIZATION
MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER

Year

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

1849
1850
1851
1852
1853
1854
1855
1856
1857
1858
1859
1860
1861
1862
1863
1864

1
12000
16000
25000
55000
85000
100000
110000
130000
140000
150000
160000
184000
197000
223000
250000

11999
15999
24999
54999
84999
99999
109999
129999
139999
149999
159999
183999
196999
222999
249999
269999

Year

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

1853
1854
1855
1856

1
4000
15000
41000

3999
14999
40999
42000

Year

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

1860
1861
1862
1863
1864
1865
1866
1867
1868
1869
1870
1871
1872
1873

1
2000
25000
85000
150000
153000
156000
162000
170000
177000
185000
190000
198000
199000

1999
24999
84999
149999
152999
155999
161999
169999
176999
184999
189999
197999
198999
200500

MODEL 1860 ARMY

SERIALIZATION, cont.
MODEL 1861 NAVY

Year

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

1861
1862
1863
1864
1865
1866
1867
1868
1869
1870

1
4600
10000
17000
25000
28000
30000
31000
33000
34000

4599
9999
16999
24999
27999
29999
30999
32999
33999
34999

MODEL 1861 NAVY, cont.

Year

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

1871
1872
1873

35000
36000
37000

35999
36999
38843

Year

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

1861
1862
1863
1864
1865
1866
1867
1868
1869
1870
1871
1872
1873

1
8500
15000
26000
29000
32000
35000
37000
40000
42000
44000
45000
46000

8499
14999
25999
28999
31999
34999
36999
39999
41999
43999
44999
45999
47000

MODEL 1862 POLICE

MODEL 1873 - SINGLE ACTION ARMY


(SAA) - PRE-WAR

Year
1873
1874
1875
1876
1877
1878
1879
1880
1881
1882
1883
1884
1885
1886
1887
1888
1889
1890
1891
1892
1893
1894
1895

Caliber

Ser. # Start

.45 Colt Caliber, Standard


.450 Boxer
.44 Rimfire series
(own serials, 1-1863
made through 1880)
.476 Eley introduced
.44-40 introduced in quantity

Sheriff's model introduced


.22 rimfire introduced
.32-20 and .38-40
introduced
.41 Colt introduced
.38 Colt introduced
.32 Colt and .32 S&W
introduced
Flattop Target
S.A.A. began; no.
.32 rimfire; ,32-44 S&W,
.38 S&W; and .44 Russian
introduced
.44 Smoothbore; .380 and
.450 Eley; and .44 S&W
introduced
.38-44 introduced
Transverse cylinder latch
introduced, screw lock at front
of frame dropped
Beginning of Bisley models

1
200
15000
22000
33000
41000
49000
53000
62000
73000
85000
102000
114000
117000
119000
125000
126530
128000
130000
136000
144000
149000
154000
159000

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MODEL 1873 - SINGLE ACTION ARMY


(SAA) - PRE-WAR cont.

Year
1896
1897
1898
1899
1900
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910
1911
1912
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919
1920
1921
1922
1923
1924
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940

Caliber

Ser. # Start
163000
168000
175000
182000

Revolvers built to handle


smokeless powder

192000
203000
220000
238000
250000
261000
273000
288000
304000
308000
312000
316000
321000
325000
328000

Discontinue Bisley model


S&W Special introduced
Long flute cylinders;
range no. 330001 to 331480

.45 ACP introduced,


requiring special cylinders

329500
332000
335000
337000
337200
338000
341000
343000
344500
346400
347300
348200
349800
351300
352400
353800
354100
354500
354800
355000

.38 Special introduced

.357 Magnum
introduced

355200
355300
355400
356100
356600

A few S.A.A. during and


just after the war 357000 thru 357859

1ST GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY - CALIBER BREAKDOWN


Caliber S.A.A Flattop Bisley Bisley
Target
Target
.22 Rimfire 107
.32 Rimfire
1
.32 Colt
192
.32 S&W
32
.32-44
2
.32-20
29,812
.38 Colt
(through
1914)
1,011
.38 Colt
(post-1922) 1,365
.38 S&W
9
.38 Colt
Special
82

93
0
24
30
9
30

0
0
160
18
14
13,291

0
0
44
17
17
131

122

412

96

0
39

0
10

0
5

2112

SERIALIZATION, cont.

ST GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY - CALIBER BREAKDOWN, cont.


Caliber S.A.A Flattop Bisley Bisley
Target
Target
.38 S&W
Special
25
.38-44
2
.357
Magnum
525
.380 Eley
1
.38-40
38,240
41
16,402
.44
Smoothbore
15
.44 Rimfire 1,863
.44 German
59
.44 Russian 154
.44 S&W
24
.44 S&W
Special
506
.44-40
64,489
.45
150,683
.45
Smoothbore
4
.45 ACP
44
.450 Boxer
729
.450 Eley 2,697
.455 Eley 1,150
.476 Eley
161
Total Quantities
310,386

0
11

2
6

0
47

0
3
19
91

0
0
12,163
3,159

0
0
98
24

0
0
0
51
51

1
0
0
90
29

0
0
0
62
64

1
21
100

0
6,803
8,005

0
78
97

0
0
89
84
37
2

2
0
0
5
180
0

0
0
0
0
196
0

914

44,350

976

Year

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975

3000NF
3006NF
3850NF
4700NF
4975NF
5400NF
5675NF
5700NF
5900NF
5925NF
6875NF
7050NF
7075NF
7175NF
7265NF

3005NF
3849NF
4699NF
4974NF
5399NF
5674NF
5699NF
5899NF
5924NF
6874NF
7049NF
7074NF
7174NF
7264NF
7288NF

NEW FRONTIER SINGLE ACTION ARMY, cont.

Year

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY


POST-WAR PRODUCTION

Year

NEW FRONTIER SINGLE ACTION ARMY

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

SA suffix from 1956 to 1978,


SA prefix 1978 to 1981
1956
0001SA
8799SA
1957
8800SA
18499SA
1958
18500SA
23399SA
1959
23400SA
28499SA
1960
28500SA
33599SA
1961
33600SA
35649SA
1962
35650SA
37299SA
1963
37300SA
38499SA
1964
38500SA
39999SA
1965
40000SA
41499SA
1966
41500SA
43799SA
1967
43800SA
46299SA
1968
46300SA
48999SA
1969
49000SA
52599SA
1970
52600SA
59399SA
1971
59400SA
61699SA
1972
61700SA
64399SA
1973
64400SA
69399SA
1974
69400SA
73319SA
1975
NONE PRODUCED
1976 (start of 3rd generation of production)
80000SA
82000SA
1977
82001SA
95999SA
1978
96000SA
99999SA
Mid-1978Start of SA prefix on front of ser. no.
1978
SA01000
SA14808
1979
SA14809
SA30254
1980
SA30255
SA46919
1981
SA46920
SA58627
1982
SA58628
SA65255
1983
SA65256
SA66495
1984
SA66496
C.S. PROD.

1978
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

7501NF
N/A
REINTRODUCED IN SEPTEMBER
01001NF
04424NF
04425NF
06274NF
06275NF
11374NF
11375NF
16584NF
16584NF
DISC. 1982

MODEL 1911 AND 1911A1 Commercial production


Capital C prefix - .45 cal.

Year

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

1912
C1
C1899
1913
C1900
C5399
1914
C5400
C16599
1915
C16600
C27599
1916
C27600
C74999
1917
C75000
C98999
1918
C99000
C105999
1919
C106000
C120999
1920
C121000
C126999
1921
C127000
C128999
1922
C129000
C133999
1923
C134000
C134999
1924
C135000
C139999
1925
C140000
C144999
1926
C145000
C150999
1927
C151000
C151999
1928
C152000
C154999
1929
C155000
C155999
1930
C156000
C158999
1931
C159000
C160999
1932
C161000
C164799
1933
C164800
C174599
1934
C174600
C177999
1935
C178000
C179799
1936
C179800
C183199
1937
C183200
C188699
1938
C188700
C189599
1939
C189600
C198899
1940
C198900
C199299
1941
C199300
C208799
1942
C208800
C215018
1943-1945: Commercial production
interrupted by WWII
1946
C221001
C222000
1947
C222001
C231999
1948
C232000
C238500
1949
C238501
C240000
1950
C240000
247701C
C SUFFIX STARTED
WITH SER. NO. 240228
1951
247701C
253179C
1952
253180C
259549C

SERIALIZATION, cont.
MODEL 1911 AND 1911A1 Comm. production Capital C prefix - .45 cal. cont.

Year

Ser. # Start

1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
Mid-1970 New
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
Mid-1976 New
1977
1978

259550C
266350C
270550C
272550C
276700C
282000C
283800C
285800C
288000C
289850C
291300C
293800C
296000C
300300C
308500C
315600C
324500C
332650C
70G01001
70G05551
70G18001
70G34401
70G43001
70G73001
70G88901
01001G70
13901G70
45200G70

Ser. # End
266349C
270549C
272549C
276699C
281999C
283799C
285799C
287999C
289849C
291299C
293799C
295999C
300299C
308499C
315599C
324499C
332649C
336169C
70G05550
70G18000
70G34400
70G43000
70G73000
70G88900
70G99999
13900G70
45199G70
N/A

MODEL 1911 AND 1911A1 MILITARY PRODUCTION


Year Ser. # Start Ser. # End Mfg.
1912

1
500
COLT
501
1000
COLT USN
1001
1500
COLT
1501
2000
COLT USN
2001
2500
COLT
2501
3500
COLT USN
3501
3800 COLT USMC
3801
4500
COLT
4501
5500
COLT USN
5501
6500
COLT
6501
7500
COLT USN
7501
8500
COLT
8501
9500
COLT USN
9501
10500
COLT
10501
11500
COLT USN
11501
12500
COLT
12501
13500
COLT USN
13501
17250
COLT USN
1913
17251
36400
COLT
36401
37650 COLT USMC
37651
38000
COLT
38001
44000
COLT USN
44001
60400
COLT
1914
60401
72570
COLT
72571
83855 SPRINGFIELD(THESE NUMBERS RESERVED FOR SPRINGFIELD)
83856
83900
COLT
83901
84400 COLT USMC
84401
96000
COLT
96001
97537
COLT USN
97538
102596
COLT
102597
107596
SPRINGFIELD(RESERVED NO. RANGE)
1915 107597
109500
COLT
109501
110000
COLT USN
110001
113496
COLT
113497
120566 SPRINGFIELD-

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MODEL 1911 AND 1911A1 MILITARY PRODUCTION,


cont.
Year Ser. # Start Ser. # End Mfg.
(RESERVED FOR SPRINGFIELD)
1915 120567
125566
COLT
125567
133186 SPRINGFIELD(RESERVED FOR SPRINGFIELD)
1916 133187
137400
COLT
1917 137401
151186
COLT
151187
151986 COLT USMC
151987
185800
COLT
185801
186200 COLT USMC
186201
209586
COLT
209587
210386 COLT USMC
210387
215386
COLT
FRAMES(RESERVED FOR RECEIVERS)
215387
216186 COLT USMC
216187
216586
COLT
216587
216986 COLT USMC
1918 216987
217386 COLT USMC
1918 217387
223952
COLT
223953
223990
COLT USN
223991
232000
COLT
232001
233600
COLT USN
233601
580600
COLT
1
13152
REM. UMC
1919
13153
21676
REM. UMC
580601
629500
COLT
629501
717386
COLT
1924 700001
710000
COLT
1937 710001
712349
COLT USN
1938 712350
713645
COLT
1939 713646
717281
COLT USN
1940 717282
721977
COLT
1941 721978
756733
COLT
1942 756734
793657
COLT
793658
797639
COLT USN
797640
800000
COLT
S800001
S800500
SINGER
800501
801000
H&R
801001
856100
COLT
1943 856101
958100
COLT
**856101
856404 Replacement No
**856405
916404
ITHACA
**916405
1041404
REM. RAND
1041405
1096404
US&S
1088726
1208673
COLT
1208674
1279673
ITHACA
1279674
1279698
RE NO AA
1279699
1441430
REM. RAND
1441431
1471430
ITHACA
1471431
1609528
REM. RAND
1944 1609529
1743846
COLT
1743847
1816641
REM. RAND
1816642
1890503
ITHACA
1890504
2075103
REM. RAND
1945 2075104
2134403
ITHACA
2134404
2244803
REM. RAND
2244804
2380013
COLT
2380014
2619013
REM. RAND
2619014
2693613
ITHACA
** Denotes double issue ranges.

COLT SINGLE-ACTION MODEL NUMBERS


The author wishes to express thanks to Mr. Don
Wilkerson for allowing the edited information published below from his 1986 Post-War Single-Action
Revolver, 1976-1986 publication.
A working knowledge of model numbers for the
various Colt single-action revolvers is a must for
even a novice collector. Since the mid - 1970s
Colt has placed the model number on the end
label of the shipping cartons of virtually all their

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SERIALIZATION, cont.

firearms. Many collectors and publications regularly use the model number to describe or differentiate between revolvers. Using the model number
is an accurate and efficient method to delineate a
particular variation. Example: .45 caliber revolver
with a 4 3/4 in. barrel, blue and casehardened finish and eagle stocks can be described as a simple
P-1840.
Each Colt model is specified by an alphabetical letter and 4 numerical digits. The basic model number as it pertains to single-action revolvers can be
broken down as follows:
MODEL P - basic type of frame. The letter P is
used to delineate the single-action type of frame.
FIRST NUMERAL - 1 is the first model built on a
particular type of frame. Numerals 2, 3, 4, etc.

COLT SINGLE-ACTION MODEL NUMBERS cont.


indicate later versions. These versions are not always
numbered in numerical order and the same number
has been used for different models at different times.
A 1 denotes the basic standard single-action frame.
A 2 denotes the new black powder frame available
through the Colt Custom Gun Shop. A 3 has been
used at various times to denote a non-standard frame
or cylinder. The 4 is used to specify the New Frontier style of frame. Numbers such as 7 and 8 are
frequently used to specify commemorative or special
editions.
SECOND NUMERAL - specifies caliber. A 4
denotes .32-20, a 6 denotes .357 Magnum, a 7
denotes .44 Special, an 8 denotes .45 caliber, and a
9 specifies .44-40 caliber.*
THIRD NUMERAL - denotes barrel length. 3 is
used to denote both a 3 inch and a 4 inch barrel. 4
is 4 3/4 inch or 5 inch, 5 is 5 1/2 inch, 7 is 7 1/2
inch, and 1 is 12 inch.*
FOURTH NUMERAL - is used to denote several different variations of the standard model. Some of the
most common examples are: 1, 2, or 6 for
nickel finish, 1 for full blue finish in the case of P1871, and 2, 3, and 4 as used for the Sheriff s
Model series to denote blue and casehardened finish,
nickel finish, and Royal Blue and casehardened finish,
respectively. The fourth numeral can also denote the
type of stocks as in P-1673. The fourth numeral in
the basic model designation must be used in conjunction with the preceding three numerals to determine
its exact meaning. The fourth numeral is kind of a
catch-all number. Many times this number serves
only to differentiate a later model from a similar
model assembled years earlier.
*The .32-20 caliber and the 5 inch barrel length
are listed in the 1984 Colt Buyer's Guide, but as of
this date neither have been produced.

STANDARD MODEL P REVOLVER CODES


The primary model numbers used by Colt for Model P
revolvers produced since 1976 are as follows:
P-1640 - .357 Magnum, 4 3/4 in. barrel, blue finish,
eagle stocks.
P-1641 - .357 Magnum, 4 3/4 in. barrel, nickel finish,
wood stocks.
P-1650 - .357 Magnum, 5 1/2 in. barrel, blue finish,
eagle stocks.
P-1656 - .357 Magnum, 5 1/2 in. barrel, nickel finish,

wood stocks.
P-1670 - .357 Magnum, 7 1/2 in. barrel, blue finish,
eagle stocks.
P-1673 - .357 Magnum, 7 1/2 in. barrel, blue finish,
wood stocks.
P-1676 - .357 Magnum, 7 1/2 in. barrel, nickel finish,
wood stocks.
P-1740 - .44 Special, 4 3/4 in. barrel, blue finish, eagle
stocks.
P-1746 - .44 Special, 4 3/4 in. barrel, nickel finish,
wood stocks.
P-1750 - .44 Special, 5 1/2 in. barrel, blue finish, eagle
stocks.
P-1756 - .44 Special, 5 1/2 in. barrel, nickel finish,
wood stocks.

STANDARD MODEL P REVOLVER CODES cont.


P-1770 - .44 Special, 7 1/2 in. barrel, blue finish, eagle
stocks.
P-1776 - .44 Special, 7 1/2 in. barrel, nickel finish,
wood stocks.
P-1716 - .44 Special, 12 in. barrel, nickel finish, wood
stocks.
P-1840 - .45 Colt, 4 3/4 in. barrel, blue finish, eagle
stocks.
P-1841 - .45 Colt, 4 3/4 in. barrel, nickel finish, wood
stocks.
P-1850 - .45 Colt, 5 1/2 in. barrel, blue finish, eagle
stocks.
P-1856 - .45 Colt, 5 1/2 in. barrel, nickel finish, wood
stocks.
P-1870 - .45 Colt, 7 1/2 in. barrel, blue finish, eagle
stocks.
P-1876 - .45 Colt, 7 1/2 in. barrel, nickel finish, wood
stocks.
P-1813 - .45 Colt, 12 in. barrel, blue finish, eagle
stocks.
P-1816 - .45 Colt, 12 in. barrel, nickel finish, wood
stocks.
P-1940 - .44-40 caliber, 4 3/4 in. barrel, blue finish,
eagle stocks.
P-1941* - .44-40 caliber, 4 3/4 in. barrel, nickel finish,
wood stocks.
P-1950 - .44-40 caliber, 5 1/2 in. barrel, blue finish,
eagle stocks.
P-1970 - .44-40 caliber, 7 1/2 in. barrel, blue finish,
eagle stocks.
P-1976* - .44-40 caliber, 7 1/2 in. barrel, nickel finish,
wood stocks.
P-1911 - .44-40 caliber, 12 in. barrel, nickel finish,
wood stocks.
*These model numbers were used primarily for
engraved or special ordered revolvers as the two
models indicated were never produced as a regular model. Blue finish in the above chart denotes
the standard blue finish, i.e., blue with case-hardened frame.

NEW FRONTIER MODEL


P-4671 - .357 Magnum, 7 1/2 in. barrel, nickel finish,
wood stocks.
P-4750 - .44 Special, 5 1/2 in. barrel, Royal Blue finish, wood stocks.
P-4770 - .44 Special , 7 1/2 in. barrel, Royal Blue finish, wood stocks.
P-4840 - .45 Colt, 4 3/4 in. barrel, Royal Blue finish,
wood stocks.
P-4850 - .45 Colt, 5 1/2 in. barrel, Royal Blue finish,
wood stocks.
P-4870 - .45 Colt, 7 1/2 in. barrel, Royal Blue finish,
wood stocks.

SERIALIZATION, cont.
P-4940 - .44-40 caliber, 4 3/4 in. barrel, Royal Blue
finish, wood stocks.
P-4970 - .44-40 caliber, 7 1/2 in. barrel, Royal Blue
finish, wood stocks.
Note: The term Royal Blue in the New Frontier
chart denotes a revolver with a casehardened
frame and a Royal (high polish) Blue finish on the
other major components.

SHERIFF'S MODELS
P-1932 - .44-40 caliber, 3 in. barrel, blue finish, eagle
stocks.
P-1933* - .44-40/.44 Special, 3 in. barrel, nickel finish, wood stocks.

SHERIFF'S MODELS cont.


P-1934* - .44-40/.44 Special, 3 in. barrel, Royal Blue
finish, wood stocks.
*Circa 1984 all Sheriff's Models are listed as single calibers: .44-40 or .45 caliber.

REVOLVERS WITH FULL BLUE FRAMES


Some of the full blue models have had more
than one model number assigned to the same variation. As a result, a particular model may have
been identified by different model numbers at different times. Following the model numbers and
descriptions in this chart will be an approximate
time frame during which that particular model was
in use. No date following the description indicates
that only one model number for that particular variation is known to the author (Don Wilkerson).
P-1640 - FB - .357 Magnum, 4 3/4 in. barrel, fluted
cylinder, eagle stocks.
P-1650 - FB - .357 Magnum, 5 1/2 in. barrel, fluted
cylinder, eagle stocks.
P-1740 - FB - .44 Special, 4 3/4 in. barrel, fluted cylinder, eagle stocks.
P-1750 - FB - .44 Special, 5 1/2 in. barrel, fluted cylinder, eagle stocks.
P-1770 - FB - .44 Special, 7 1/2 in. barrel, fluted cylinder, eagle stocks.
P-1770 - UB - .44 Special, 7 1/2 in. barrel, unfluted
cylinder, eagle stocks.
P-3840 - .45 Colt, 4 3/4 in. barrel, both fluted and
unfluted cylinders, eagle stocks (early to mid 1982).
P-1840 - FB - .45 Colt, 4 3/4 in. barrel, fluted cylinder, eagle stocks (mid to late 1982 to date).
P-1840 - UB - .45 Colt, 4 3/4 in. barrel, unfluted cylinder, eagle stocks (mid to late 1982 to date).
P-1850 - FB - .45 Colt, 5 1/2 in. barrel, fluted cylinder, eagle stocks.
P-1850 - UB - .45 Colt, 5 1/2 in. barrel, unfluted cylinder, eagle stocks.
P-1871 - .45 Colt, 7 1/2 in. barrel, fluted cylinder,
wood stocks (1977 to 1979).
P-1870 - FB - .45 Colt, 7 1/2 in. barrel, fluted cylinder, wood stocks (1982 to date).
P-1870 - UB - .45 Colt, 7 1/2 in. barrel, unfluted cylinder, wood stocks (1982 to date).
P-1871 - FB - .45 Colt, 12 in. barrel, fluted cylinder,
eagle stocks.

FULL BLUE NEW FRONTIERS


P-4770 - FB - .44 Special, 7 1/2 in. barrel, fluted cylinder, wood stocks.
P-4870 - FB - .45 Colt, 7 1/2 in. barrel, fluted cylinder, wood stocks.
P-4870 - UB - .45 Colt, 7 1/2 in. barrel, unfluted cylinder, wood stocks.

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MISCELLANEOUS MODEL NUMBERS


1750 - AA - .44 Special, 5 1/2 in. barrel, blue finish
with nickel cylinder, eagle stocks.
1750 - AB - .44 Special, 5 1/2 in. barrel, blue finish
with nickel cylinder with blue flutes, eagle stocks.
1840 - UC - .45 Colt, 4 3/4 in. barrel, blue finish,
unfluted cylinder, eagle stocks.
1850 - UC - .45 Colt, 5 1/2 in. barrel, blue finish,
unfluted cylinder, eagle stocks.
1870 - UC - .45 Colt, 7 1/2 in. barrel, blue finish,
unfluted cylinder, eagle stocks.
Note: The term blue finish in this chart is the standard blue finish with a casehardened frame.

BLACK POWDER MODEL P REVOLVERS


P-2830 - .45 Colt, 3 in. barrel, blue finish.
P-2833 - .45 Colt, 3 in. barrel, nickel finish.
P-2834* - .45 Colt, 3 in. barrel, Royal Blue finish.
P-2836 - .45 Colt, 4 in. barrel, Royal Blue finish.
P-2837 - .45 Colt, 4 in. barrel, nickel finish.
P-2840 - .45 Colt, 4 3/4 in. barrel, blue finish.
P-2841 - .45 Colt, 4 3/4 in. barrel, nickel finish.
P-2847* - .45 Colt, 5 in. barrel, nickel finish.
P-2870 - .45 Colt, 7 1/2 in. barrel, blue finish.
P-2871 - .45 Colt, 7 1/2 in. barrel, nickel finish.
P-2940 - .44-40 caliber, 4 3/4 in. barrel, blue finish.
P-2941 - .44-40 caliber, 4 3/4 in. barrel, nickel finish.
P-2970 - .44-40 caliber, 7 1/2 in. barrel, blue finish.
P-2971 - .44-40 caliber, 7 1/2 in. barrel, nickel finish.
P-2437* - .32-20 caliber, 4 in. barrel, nickel finish.
P-2474* - .32-20 caliber, 7 1/2 in. barrel, Royal Blue
finish.
*As of this writing these calibers have not been produced. The terms blue finish and Royal in this
chart refer to Colt's standard single-action finish,
i.e., casehardened frame with all components finished in either standard blue or Royal Blue.

MODEL 1877 LIGHTNING & THUNDERE DA

Year

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

1877
1878
1879
1880
1881
1882
1883
1884
1885
1886
1887
1888
1889
1890
1891
1892
1893
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898
1899
1900
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906

1
3000
13500
19000
28000
34000
40000
48000
51500
53000
57500
62700
72500
73500
80500
85400
89000
95000
97000
101700
105200
107500
111500
115500
122700
130300
140000
148500
156200
159000

2900
13499
18999
27999
33999
39999
47999
51499
52999
57499
62699
72499
73499
80499
85399
88999
94999
96999
101699
105199
107499
111499
115499
122699
130299
139999
148499
156199
158999
161999

2116

SERIALIZATION, cont.

MODEL 1877 LIGHTNING & THUNDERE DA, cont.

Year

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

1907
1908
1909

162000
164000
165000

163999
164999
166849

MODEL 1878 SxS HAMMER SHOTGUN


1878
1879
1880
1881
1882
1883
1884

1
100
2250
7850
11800
15000
17400

99
2249
7849
11799
14999
17399
18549

MODEL 1883 SxS HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN


1885
1886
1888
1889
1883
1884
1885
1886
1887
1888
1889
1890
1891
1892
1893
1894
1895

18550
20350
22000
22500
1
250
850
1400
2200
3056
4058
4450
5350
6250
6750
7250
7550

20349
21199
22499
22683
249
849
1399
2199
3055
4057
4449
5349
6249
6749
7249
7549
8366

LIGHTNING SLIDE ACTION - SMALL FRAME


1887
1888
1889
1890
1891
1892
1893
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898
1899
1900
1901
1902
1903
1904

1
1000
8000
11750
14300
14700
15400
16600
19800
23000
26000
29600
35300
42800
52300
63300
73700
82000

999
7999
11749
14299
14699
15399
16599
19799
22999
25999
29599
35299
42799
52299
63299
73699
81999
89912

LIGHTNING SLIDE ACTION - MEDIUM FRAME


1884
1885
1886
1887
1888
1889
1890
1891
1892
1893
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898
1899
1900
1901
1902

1
3075
12650
20500
25000
33000
41000
50000
63200
66000
71000
76000
79000
80500
82500
84000
85800
87800
89300

3074
12649
20499
24999
32999
40999
49999
63199
65999
70999
75999
78999
80499
82499
83999
85799
87799
89299
89777

LIGHTNING SLIDE ACTION - LARGE FRAME

Year

Ser. # Start

Ser. # End

1887
1888
1889
1890
1891
1892
1893
1894

1
1000
2400
3800
5200
5700
6000
6300

999
2399
3799
5199
5699
5999
6299
6496

AR-15 - SPORTER MODELS


1963
SP00001
SP00024-SP00100 Specials
1964
SP00101
1965
SP02501
1966
SP05600
1967
SP08250
1968
SP10750
1969
SP14000
1970
SP15001
1971
SP16001
1972
SP19401
1973
SP24201
1974
SP32601
1975
SP43801
1976
SP55301

SP00023
SP02500
SP05599
SP08249
SP10749
SP13999
SP14653
SP15473
SP19400
SP24200
SP32600
SP43800
SP55300
N/A

COLT BLACKPOWDER
2ND GENERATION
SERIALIZATION
Model No. Ser. # Range Total

Start

End

MODEL1851 NAVY
C-1121
4201 25100 20900
1971
1978
C-1122
As above but at higher range of numbers Unk'n - 1978

MODEL 1851 NAVY, R. E. LEE


C-9001251 REL 5000 REL 4750

1971

1971

250

1971

25
3601

1974

1978

20

1984

1984

4250

5/80

10/81

300

10/81

11/81

489

6/82

10/82

7593

11/78

11/82

500

1979

1979

Unk'n

Unk'n

Unk'n

12

1984

1984

1851 NAVY, U. S. GRANT


C-9002251 USG5000 USG 4750

MODEL 1851 GRANT-LEE PAIR


C-9003 01 GLP 250 GLP

3rd MODEL DRAGOON


C-1770 20801 20826
Prototype 20901 24501
C-1770MN
S/N As Above

MODEL 1851 NAVY


F-1100 24900 29150
F-1101
S/N As Above
W/Blank Cylinders
F-1110 29151 S 29640 S
Stainless Steel

MODEL 1860 ARMY


F-1200 201000212835
Rebated Cylinder
F-1200 EBO
S/N As Above
Butterfield
F-1200 LNK
S/N As Above
Electroless Nickel
F-1200 MN
S/N As Above

SERIALIZATION, cont.
Model No. Ser. # Range Total
MODEL 1860 ARMY cont.
Nickel/Ivory
F-1202
S/N As Above
Limited Edition
F-1203 207330 211250
Fluted Cylinder
F-1210211263 S 212540 S
Stainless Steel

Start

End

1979

1979

2670

7/80

10/81

1278

1/82

4/82

3166

9/80

10/81

5765

12/79

11/81

25

1984

1984

1861 NAVY
F-1300

40000 43165

1862 POCKET NAVY


F-1400 48000 58850
and skip odd no.
F-1400MN
S/N As Above
Nickel/Ivory
F-1401
S/N As Above
Limited Edition

500

1979

1980

4801

1/80

9/81

25

1984

1984

500

1979

1980

2573
245

6/80
5/81

4/82
9/81

3878

1/80

2/82

1847 WALKER
F-1600

1200 4120
32256 32500

1st MODEL DRAGOON


F-1700

25100 34500

2nd MODEL DRAGOON


F-172S/N As Above and Mix at Random for
1st, 2nd & 3rd
2676
1/80

2/82

3rd MODEL DRAGOON


F-140S/N As Above and Mix at Random for
1st, 2nd & 3rd
2856
1/80
2/82
31401 31450
50
10/81
F-1740EGAUnk'n Unk'n 200
1982
(Garabaldi Model<- GCA prefix)

11/81
1982

BABY DRAGOON
F-1760 16000 17851
F-1761S/N As Above
Limited Edition

2/81
1979

4/81
1980

1852
500

F-9005US 001/001 US to
US 3025/3025 US
3025
9/77
Cavalry Commemorative (Two Gun Set)

1/80

1860 ARMY

HERITAGE WALKER
F-9006

01

1853

1812-1854
1860
1864
1870
1878
1885
1886
1889
1892
1898
1903

Serial Number
1-1500
2000
2500
3000
3500
3933
4000
4889
4500
5000
5500

A.H. FOX
SERIALIZATION
GRADE A-F 12 GAUGE

1862 POCKET POLICE


F-1500 49000 57300
and skip even no.
F-1500 MN
S/N As Above
Nickel/Ivory
F-1501
S/N As Above
Limited Edition

JOHN DICKSON &


SON SERIALIZATION
Year Starting

500

1853

6/80

6/81

2117

Year Starting
1907
1908
1909
1910
1911
1912
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919
1920
1921
1922
1923
1924
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936

Serial Number
7500
7600
9900
15000
18700
20000
20700
21500
22000
23200
24300
24700
25000
25900
27000
27900
29000
30000
30900
31600
32000
32900
33850
33900
33999
34100
34200
34300
34400
34500

GRADE A-F 16 GAUGE

Year Starting
1937
1938
1939
1940
1912
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919
1920
1921
1922
1923
1924

Serial Number
34750
34900
35150
35280
300075
300200
300400
300600
300700
300750
300800
300900
301100
301300
301500
301800
302000

2118

SERIALIZATION, cont.

GRADE A-F 16 GAUGE cont.

Year Starting
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
Highest no.

Serial Number
302300
302500
302650
302800
303000
303050
303100
303200
303300
303350
303400
303500
303650
303800
303850
303870
303875

GRADE A-F 20 GAUGE

Year Starting
1912
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919
1920
1921
1922
1923
1924
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
Highest no.

Serial Number
200100
200250
200500
200700
200800
200900
201000
201300
201500
201600
201800
202000
202200
202400
202500
202800
202950
203100
203150
203200
203300
203350
203500
203700
203750
203800
203830
203900
203970
203974

STERLINGWORTH 12 GAUGE

Year Starting
1910
1911
1912
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919
1920
1921
1922
1923
1924
1925
1926
1927

Serial Number
53800
59000
63500
66500
74200
75600
77500
79000
82000
84500
89500
92300
94500
97500
99000
100600
105500
113500

STERLINGWORTH 12 GAUGE cont.

Year Starting
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
Highest no.

Serial Number
119000
122600
128500
130000
132000
134000
136000
138000
139000
145000
150000
155000
161500
161556

STERLINGWORTH 16 GA.

Year Starting
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919
1920
1921
1922
1923
1924
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
Highest no.

Serial Number
351000
351600
352300
353000
353700
354200
355000
356500
357000
357800
358500
359500
359900
360300
362000
364500
366400
367500
368000
368600
369200
369900
372000
373500
374200
374800
378481

STERLINGWORTH 20 GAUGE

Year Starting
1912
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919
1920
1921
1922
1923
1924
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935

Serial Number
250100
252000
253000
254500
254600
254700
255000
255300
255800
256100
256400
256800
257200
257700
258200
259300
260500
262000
263600
263800
264000
264300
264600
266500

SERIALIZATION, cont.
STERLINGWORTH 20 GAUGE cont.

Year Starting
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
Highest no.

H&R SERIALIZATION, cont.

Serial Number

Year Starting

268500
270500
270800
271200
271225
271304

1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982

SINGLE BARREL TRAP - GRADE J, K, L, M

Year Starting
1919
1920
1921
1922
1923
1924
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935

Serial Number
400090
400250
400275
400300
400325
400350
400375
400385
400395
400400
400410
400415
400425
400500
400525
400540
400568

STEPHEN GRANT
SERIALIZATION
Year Starting
1867
1870
1875
1880
1885
1890
1895
1896
1900

2119

Serial Number
2480
3000
3900
4750
5450
6100
6700
6857
7300

S.N. Prefix
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
P
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
AA
AB
AC
AD
AE
AF
AG
AH(Snap on forecap)
AJ
AL
AM
AN
AP
AR(Striker Mech. Intr.)
AS
AT
AU
AX
AY

H&R SINGLE BARREL SHOTGUNS

W. W. GREENER
SERIALIZATION
Year Starting
1878
1880
1895
1902
1915
1920
1930
1967

Serial Number
19304
22860
38917
50911
58536
62621
68635
79259

MODEL

HARRINGTON &
RICHARDSON
SERIALIZATION
1940 - 1982
The following serial numbered prefixes are related
to the corresponding year of manufacture:

Year Starting
1940
1941
1942

The following is a years of production listing for all


Main Line single barrel shotguns produced by Harrington & Richardson with a cross reference to
Deluxe and Youth variations.

S.N. Prefix
A
B
C

DATES

YEARS MFG.

1900
1901-1916
15 Years
1905 (Small Frame)
1906-1915
10 Years
1908
1909-1930
32 Years
1915 (Small Frame)
1916-1930
15 Years
No. 5
1931-1942
12 Years
No. 8
1931-1942
12 Years
48 (First use of the TOPPER name)
1943-1956
14 Years
188 (Deluxe variant of Model 48)
1943-1956
14 Years
148
1957-1961
5 Years
488 (Deluxe variant of Model 148)
1957-1961
5 Years
480 (Youth variant of Model 148)
1957-1961
5 Years
158
1962-1973
12 Years
198 (Deluxe variant of Model 158)
1962-1973
12 Years
490 (Youth variant of Model 158)
1962-1981
20 Years
058
1974-1981
8 Years

2120

SERIALIZATION, cont.
H&R SINGLE BARREL SHOTGUNS cont.

MODEL

DATES

YEARS MFG.

098 (Deluxe variant of Model 058)


1974-1981
8 Years
088 (Economy model)
1979-1986
5 Years
088 JR (Youth variant of Model 088)
1979-1986
5 Years
099 Deluxe 1982-1986
5 Years

HIGH STANDARD
SERIALIZATION
The author wishes to express thanks to Mr. John J.
Stimson, Jr. for the following information.
The serial numbers listed represent the highest
serial number shipped for the year. Regular serial
numbers began with 5,000 which was shipped
October 15, 1932. Although it appears the guns
were generally assembled in numerical sequence,
the shipments were not and some guns may have
remained in inventory for weeks, monthes, or even
years between assenbly and shipment.

Year

Serial Number

1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974

5,102
6,567
8,313
11,651
18,751
30,026
39,430
50,619
70,715
91,986
104,520
115,423
135,659
145,817
174,194
233,402
301,349
326,123
335,693
356,899
357,295
442,984
475,186
508,613
652,405
776,129
913,111
1,044,802
1,147,641
1,224,652
1,285,049
1,353,764
1,418,870
1,507,541
1,610,707
1,853,513
2,030,404
2,172,356
2,232,503
2,828,293
2,356,207
2,424,175
2,469,497

HIGH STANDARD, cont.


1975 is the last year of the regular serial number
series (except for Sr. No. 2,500,811 shipped
August 28, 1976) and marks the beginning of the
letter prefix serialization.

Year

Sr. No.

1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

2,500,810

Sr. No.

Sr. No.

G 04,566 ML 06,747
G 13,757
ML 23,065
G 18,298
G 162,590 ML 29,707
G 20,223
ML 41,270
ML 63,483
MLG 20,408
ML 81,629
SH 18,446
ML 90,000
SH 25,964
SH 31,558
SH 34,034

HOLLAND & HOLAND


SERIALIZATION
PARADOX SERIES

Year Starting
1885
1886
1887
1888
1889
1890
1891
1895
1892
1895
1900
1903
1905
1906
1907
1911
1914
1919
1922
1930
1956

Serial Number
11500
N/A
N/A
11691
11788
11865
11948
15036
15075
15347
15558
15655
15750
15825
15860
15900
15950
19560
15970
15980
15979

RECORDED DATES

Year Starting

Serial Number

March 1856
October 1868
February 1857
August 1859

565(First Recorded Date)


580
584
700

A gap in records
1864
1865
1868
1869
1870
1871
1872
1873
1874
1875
1876
1877
1878
1879
1880
1881
1882
1883
1884

728-1059
1060
1101
1352
1439
1578
1769
2002
2401
2759
3174
3649
4179
4774
5274
5819
6382
7009
7473
7904

SERIALIZATION, cont.
Holland & Holland, cont. RECORDED DATES cont.

Year Starting

Serial Number

1885
1886
1887
Unused
Missing
Rook Rifles
Normal Series
Paradox Guns
Normal Series
Rook Rifles
Normal Series
Paradox Guns
Normal Series
Normal Series
Rifles and
Rook Rifles
Believed Unused
Rifles
Misc. Guns and
Rifles
See separate lists

8406
8809
8999
9000-10000
10000-10849
10850-10999
11000-11499
11500-11999
12000-12999
13000-13999
14000-14999
15000-15999
16000-16999
17000-17399
17400-17999
18000-18999
19000-19999
20000-21999
22000+

ROOK RIFLES

Year Starting

Serial Number

1887
10850-10999
Assumed 1888
11000-11499
records missing
1889
13106
1890
13465
1891
13566
1892
13674
1893
13885-13999
1894 Rrook/others rifles 17401
1899
17999

MAGAZINE RIFLES

Year Starting
1910
1911
1913
1913
1919
1920-29
1930-33
1920-32
1935-49
1949-60
1951-58
1952-62
1958-65
1964-74
1975-80
1981-87
1988-92

Serial Number
28000
28100
28199
28300
28399
1-581
582-880
881-1181
1182-1782
1783-2179
2180-2577
2578-2977
2978-3377
3378-3783
3784-4000
4001-4250
4251-4330

PLAIN GUNS

Year Starting
1907
1908
1909
1909
1910
1911
1912
1913
1913
1913
1914
1914
1915
1915

Serial Number
26200
26300
26400
26500
26600
26700
26800
26900
26999
28600
28700
28800
28900
28999

PLAIN GUNS, cont.

Year Starting
1915
1915
1916
1919
1919
1919
1920
1922
1924
1925
1925
1926
1928
1929
1929
1931
1933
1935
1935
1936
1937
1939
1949
1953
1956
1961
1975

Serial Number
29500
29600
29700
29800
29900
30000
30100
30200
30300
30334
31100
31200
31300
31399
32200
32300
32400
32499
34000
34100
34200
34300
34400
34500
34600
34700
34800

ROYAL GUNS

Year Starting
1899
1900
1902
1903
1906
1907
1910
1910
1911
1912
1913
1914
1914
1915
1919
1920
1920
1921
1921
1922
1922
1924
1925
1926
1926
1927
1927
1928
1929
1929
1934
1934
1935
1936
1937
1937
1939
1946
1948
1950
1952
1954
1954

Serial Number
22000
22500
23000
23500
25000
25500
25599
27000
27250
27500
27750
27999
29000
29100
29200
29300
29400
29499
30500
30600
30700
30800
30900
30999
31500
31600
31700
31800
31900
32900
32999
33000
33100
33200
33300
33400
33500
33600
33700
33800
33900
33999
36251

2121

2122

SERIALIZATION, cont.

ROYAL GUNS cont.

Year Starting

ROYAL DOUBLE RIFLES - .240 & Small Bores

Serial Number

1956
1958
1959
1962
1964
1965
1970
1970
1972
1974
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993

36300
36400
36500
36600
36700
36800
36900
40006
40100
40200
40300
40400
40500
40530
40560
40590
40650
40770
40820
40880
40920
41000
41075
41150
41210

ROYAL OVER & UNDER GUNS

Year Starting

Serial Number

1950
1952
1954
1958
1993

36000
36010
36020
36029
51001

SPORTING OVER & UNDER GUNS

Year Starting

Serial Number

1993

Year Starting

Serial Number

1920
1923
1923
1926
1926
1931
1955

28566
28599
31000
31041
31400
31450
31499

ROYAL DOBLE RIFLES ALL CALIBRES

Year Starting

Serial Number

1933
1939
1950
1953
1956
1963
1968
1975
1977
1980
1981
1984
1985
1988
1989
1990
1991

35000
35100
35200
35250
35300
35350
35450
35495
35498
35500
35505
35524
35527
35540
35542
35552
35590

ITALIAN YEAR OF
MFG. DATE CODES
Additional information regarding Italian Proof marks, and
dates of manufacture can be found in THE WORLD OF
BERETTA An International Legend by R. L. Wilson.
www.bluebookinc.com to order.

50500

CAVALIER GUNS

Year Starting

Serial Number

1986
1989
1992

50001
50150
50250

ROYAL DOUBLE RIFLES - .450 & .465

Year Starting

Serial Number

1910
1914
1914
1919
1921
1921
1925
1925
1927
1941

28200
28299
28500
28535
30335
30415
31042
31049
32000
32099

ROYAL DOUBLE RIFLES - .375

Year Starting
1911
1920
1920
1925
1925
1927
1927
1933

Serial Number
28400
28499
30416
30499
31050
31099
32100
32199

All Dates Prior to 1954 Have Year in Digits.

Code

Year

I=
II =
III =
IV =
V=
VI =
VII =
VIII =
IX =
X=
XI =
XII =
XIII =
XIV =
XV =
XVI =
XVII =
XVIII =
XIX =
XX =
XXI =

1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965

SERIALIZATION, cont.
ITALIAN, cont.

Code

Year

XXII =
XXIII =
XXIV =
XXV =
XXVI =
XX7 =
XX8 =
XX9 =
XXX =
AA =
AB =
AC =
AD =
AE =
AF =
AH =
AI =
AL =
AM =
AN =
AP =
AS =
AT =
AW =
AZ =
BA =
BB =
BC
BD
BF
BH
BI
BL
BM
BN
BP
BS
BT
BU
BZ
CA
CB
CC

1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008

ITHACA
GUN CO.
SERIALIZATION
BAKER MODEL ITHACA DOUBLES

Year Starting

Serial Number

1880-1885
2447
1886
4104
1887
7003
1888
8787
1889 (Jan.-Aug.) 10534

CRASS MODEL ITHACA DOUBLES

Year Starting
1892
1893
1894

Serial Number
17235-21999
25421
25759

CRASS MODEL ITHACA DOUBLES

Year Starting
1895
1896
1897
1898

Serial Number
27762
28713
30222
33026

2123

CRASS MODEL ITHACA DOUBLES, cont.

Year Starting
1899
1900
1901
1902
1903

Serial Number
38399
46627
61609
76599
94108

FLUES MODEL ITHACA DOUBLE & SINGLE

Year Starting

Serial Number

1908 175000-182031
1909
192499
1910
205399
1911
216499
1912
230099
1913
242599
1914
256699
1915
268199
1916
276899
1917
289299
1918
299799
1919
315399
1920
343335
1921
356513
1922
361849
1923
372099
1924
390499
1925
398352
1926
398365

N.I.D. MODEL ITHACA DOUBLE

Year Starting

Serial Number

1925 425000-425299
1926
439199
1927
451099
1928
454530
1929
457299
1930
458399
1931
459139
1932
459162
1933
459195
1935
459637
1936
459649
1935
460799
1936
462399
1937
464699
1938
464827
1939
464850
1940
464899
1938
465199
1939
465999
1940
466999
1941
467146
1946
467199
1941
468099
1946
468699
1947
468794
1948
468799
1947
469949
1948
469979
1948
470099

CHARLES
LANCASTER
SERIALIZATION
Year Starting
1826
1830
1840
1850

Serial Number
100
600
1200
2100

2124

SERIALIZATION, cont.

CHARLES LANCASTER SERIALIZATION, cont.

Year Starting
1860
1861
1862
1863
1864
1865
1866
1867
1868
1869
1870
1871
1872
1873
1874
1875
1876
1877
1878
1879
1880
1881
1882
1883
1884
1885
1886
1887
1888
1889
1890
1891
1892
1893
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898
1899
1900
1901

Serial Number
3200
3400
3540
3693
3805
3914
3999
4087
4183
4271
4328
4401
4477
4562
4644
4714
4769
4833
4892
4924
4949
4982
5079
5186
5359
5497
5627
5764
5926
6136
6406
6671
6988
7189
7360
7548
7709
7940
8132
8353
8529
8700

JOSEPH LANG
SERIALIZATION
Year Starting
1858
1860
1865
1870
1875
1880
1885
1890
1895
1900

Serial Number
2085
2332
2970
3916
5180
6000
7031
7546
8150
9100

MARLIN
FIREARMS
COMPANY
SERIALIZATION
Approximate serialization for Marlin rifles from
1883 to 1906 including Models 1881, 1888,

1889, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, and 1897.


Marlin did not assign a specific block of Ser.
No. to these models, rather the models being
produced that time were mixed. Using this
list will place the year of manufacture plus or
minus one year.
For a factor letter on an older Marlin firearm,
contact the Buffalo Bill Historical center,
Cody Firearms Museum, 720 Sheridan Ave.,
Cody, WY 82414. Web site www.bbhc.org
or phone 307-587-4771. There is a $45 fee
per serial number search.
Older Rifles Mfg.

Year

From #

To #

1883
1884
1885
1886
1887
1888
1889
1890
1891
1892
1893
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898
1899
1900
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906

4001
6701
8851
11301
15001
17801
21501
30001
45001
63251
80251
95751
115001
133001
144401
161201
175501
196001
213001
233301
262501
287301
310501
329001

6700
8850
11300
15000
17800
21500
30000
45000
63250
80250
95750
115000
133000
144400
161200
175500
196000
213000
233300
262500
287300
310500
329000
355300

1948-1968 Mfg.

Year

Serial No. Prefix

1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1957-1958
1958-1959
1960
1960-Aug. 1961
1961-Aug. 1962
1963
1964
1965

E
F
G
H
J
K
L
M
N
P
R
S
T
U
V
W
Y&Z
AA

MARLIN 1948-1968 Mfg. cont.

Year
1966
1967
1968

Serial No. Prefix


AB
AC
AD

SERIALIZATION, cont.

MAUSER
BROOMHANDLES
SERIALIZATION
1896 - late 1930
Ser. #

Date

Nature of Changes

before
1896 -The cone hammer used in place of
spur hammer.
#25
1896 - SYSTEM MAUSER marked on
top of the chamber.
before
1897 - The locking system changed from
one to two lugs.
#200
- The barrel contour at the chamber
is tapered instead of stepped.
#390
1897 - WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER
OBERNDORF A/N marked on top of the chamber.
#975
1897- The center section of the rear
panel on the left side of the frame is not milled out (this
feature appears earlier on a few 20-shot pistols). This
area is sometimes used for special markings on contract
pieces such as the Turkish and Persian.
#12,200 to #14,999
1898 - The large ring hammer replaces the
cone hammer.
#21,000 1899 - There is no panel milling on either
side of the frame.
- A single lug bayonet type mount adopted
for retaining the firing pin instead of the dovetail plate.
- The trigger is mounted directly to the
frame by two integral lugs rather than attached to a
removable block.
- The position of the serial number moved
from the rear of the frame above the stock slot to the left
side of the chamber.
#22,000 1900 - Two integral lugs used to mount
the rear sight instead of a pin.
#29,000 1902 - Very shallow panels milled into the
frame on both sides.*
#31,200 1903 - WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER
OBERNDORF A NECKAR added to the right rear
frame panel.*
#34,000 1904 - The depth of the frame panel milling increased.*
#35,000 1904 - The barrel extension side rails
lengthened about a half inch.*
- An additional lug for mounting added to
the firing pin.*
- The hammer changed to the small ring pattern.*
- The safety mechanism altered to require
that the lever be pushed up to engaged it instead of
down.*
- The center of the safety lever knob is no
longer milled out.*
#38,000 1905 - The short extractor with two ribs
replaces the long thin extractor.*
#100,000 1910 - The rifling changed from four
groove to six groove.
to
#130,000 1911
#270,000 1915- NS (Neues Sicherung or New
Safety) appears on the back of the hammer. The hammer must be moved back beyond the cocked
position to engage the safety.
#440,000 1921 - The lanyard ring stud is rotated 90
degrees.
#501,000 1923 - The Mauser banner appears on
the left rear frame panel.
#800,000 1930 - The Mauser banner is enlarged.
- A step is added to the barrel contour just
ahead of the chamber.

2125

MAUSER BROOMHANDLES, cont.


Ser. #
Date
Nature of Changes
- The safety is changed to allow the hammer
to be dropped from a cocked position, without danger,
by pulling the trigger (called Universal Safety).
- The front of the grip frame widened to
equal the rear part where the stock slot is.
#850,000 1932 - D.R.P.u.A.P. (Deutsches Reich
Patenten und Anderes Patenten) added below the
inscription on the right rear frame panel.
#860,000 1932 - The lettering in the frame inscription is slanted forward.
#900,000 1934 - The serial number is moved to the
rear of the barrel extension behind the sight.
- The two grooves in each side of the
barrel extension side rails are eliminated.

*These nine changes appear out of sequence on


three small batches of guns (29,000 to 29,900,
40,000 to 41,000, and 42,600 to 43,900). Most
of these pistols are of the bolo style, that is
they have 3.9 inch barrels, small grips, six or
10-shot magazines and fixed or adjustable rear
sights. A few of these pistols show non-standard barrel contours, barrel extension milling
and hammer safety devices. Apparently the
factory withheld these numbers from the regular production series and reissued them at later
dates.

PARKER BROTHERS
SHOTGUNS
SERIALIZATION
1866 - 1942
Additional information regarding Parker shotgun is
available in PARKER GUN IDENTIFICATION &
SERIALIZATION compiled and edited by Charles E.
Price & S.P. Fjestad available on www.bluebookinc.com.

Year Starting
1866-1868
1868-1877
1877-1879
1880
1881
1882
1883
1884

Serial Number
0-6,800
9,700
15,700
17,600
22,700
27,300
34,900
36,000

2126

SERIALIZATION, cont.

PARKER BROTHERS, cont.

Year Starting

PIOTTI SERIALIZATION, cont.

Serial Number

1885
46,450
1886
48,125
1887
56,650
1889
59,500
1890
61,350
1891
66,800
1892
71,600
1893
77,000
1894
80,300
1895
82,400
1896
85,200
1897
86,450
1898
89,350
1899
92,450
1900
97,300
1901
105,750
1902
113,100
1903
121,900
1904
129,200
1905
132,000
1906
138,300
1907
144,250
1908
148,250
1910
153,000
1911
157,050
1912
157,800
first year of Trojan grade
1913
165,000
1914
168,200
1915
171,500
1916
173,450
1917
175,650
first single barrel trap gun
1918
180,250
1919
184,900
1920
190,100
1921
195,000
1922
200,500
first Parker single trigger
1923
205,150
1924
207,150
first beaver tail forend
1925
214,400
1926
218,050
first ventilated rib, first .410
1927
222,650
1928
228,200
PH grade dropped
1929
230,700
1930
234,200
1931
235,950
1932
236,100
1933
236,300
1934
236,650
first skeet guns, takeover of factory by Remington
1935
237,000
1936
239,900
last regular catalog
1937
240,300
1938-1942
242,385

PIOTTI
SERIALIZATION
Year Starting
1962
1962
1963
1964

Serial Number
1
515
1285
1913

Year Starting
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992

Serial Number
2594
2988
3351
3954
4787
5018
5499
5815
6180
6437
6650
6839
7025
7236
7388
7524
7663
7797
7918
8038
8179
8318
8465
8605
8753
8878
8978
9063

JAMES PURDEY
& SONS, LTD.
SERIALIZATION
1814
1826
1827
1828
1829
1830
1831
1832
1833
1834
1835
1836
1837
1838
1839
1840
1841
1842
1843
1844
1845
1846
1847
1848
1849
1850
1851
1852
1853
1854
1855
1856
1857
1858
1859
1860
1861

974
1149
1324
1549
1874
1999
2247
2421
2497
2697
2773
2848
3098
3223
3298
3473
3623
3698
3848
3998
4048
4098
4223
4348
4473
4599
4720
4844
4944
5093
5167
5267
5443
5542
5747
5997
6271

SERIALIZATION, cont.
JAMES PURDEY & SONS, LTD. cont.

Year Starting
1862
1863
1864
1865
1866
1867
1868
1869
1870
1871
1872
1873
1874
1875
1876
1877
1878
1879
1880
1881
1882
1883
1884
1885
1886
1887
1888
1889
1890
1891
1892
1893
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898
1899
1900
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910
1911
1912
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917
1919
1920
1921
1922
1923
1924
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934

Serial Number
6422
6671
6871
7121
7420
7646
7896
8246
8322
8646
8821
9096
9288
9505
9648
10153
10440
10800
10900
11082
11342
11669
12036
12171
12530
12875
13150
13468
13662
14000
14520
14851
15134
15362
15726
16095
16420
16736
17078
17227
17547
17849
18148
18400
18686
18987
19272
19546
19813
20147
20400
20770
21086
21332
21465
21541
21574
21892
22111
22312
22491
22896
22937
23283
23284
23551
23854
24139
24387
24567
24647
24743

2127

JAMES PURDEY & SONS, LTD. cont.

Year Starting

Serial Number

1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1955
1975
1979
1981

24920
25130
25325
25526
25711
25783
25793
25813
25844
25851
25901
25990
26051
26128
26206
26275
26349
26423
26531
28003
28546
28569

REMINGTON
DATE CODE DATA
& SxS SHOTGUN
SERIALIZATION
Firearms Identification (Code located on barrel, left side at
frame) Month of Manufacture (Code letter corresponds to
numeral underneath).
The following barrel code information is reliable when
used to identify the month and year of manufacture of
Remington rifles since Remington seldom replaced barrels. When used to date Remington shotguns, where the
barrel is easily changed, make sure the barrel is original to
the shotgun.
For example "KP" would be 5 (May) 1923, and "RYY" would
be 11 (November) 1952.
B L A C
1 2 3 4

K
5

P
6

O W
7 8

D E R X
9 10 11 12

Year of Manufacture and letter code


1921
1922
1923
1924
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943

M
N
P
R
S
T
U
W
X
Y
Z
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
K
L
MM

2128

SERIALIZATION, cont.

REMINGTON cont.

Year of Manufacture and letter code


1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008

NN
PP
RR
SS
TT
UU
WW
XX
YY
ZZ
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
K
L
M
N
P
R
S
T
U
W
X
Y
Z
I
O
Q
V
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T*
U*
V*
W
X
Y
Z
A
B
C

Additional markings if present will indicate the following.


2
3
4
5

Part order replacement bbl.


Service section repair.
Returned as received.
Employee sale.

* Remington suspended barrel date code stamping


circa August 1999 - October 2001, but did continue to mark shipping box end flaps with the date
code.
The author wishes to express thanks to Mr. Charles
Semmer for the following Remington SxS shotgun
serialization information.

E. REMINGTON & SONS


WHITMORE MODELS
Model Years
Ser. Block
1873
1875
1876
1878
1879

1873-1878
1875-1877
1876-1882
1878-1882
1879-1888

Est. Total

1-5000
1-3350
3350-5900
1-2400
W/ 1878

5000
3350
2250
2400
N/A

E. REMINGTON & SONS


MODELS 1882, 1883, 1885 AND 1887
Model Years
Ser. Block Est. Total
1882
1883
1885
1887

1882-1888
1882-1884
1885-1886
1886-1888

1000-17000 16000
W/ 1882
N/A
16700-202003500
20200-237003500

REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY


MODEL 1889 TOTAL Mfg. 134200

Year Starting
1888
1889
1890
1891
1892
1893
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898
1899
1900
1900
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910

Serial Number
W/ 1887
30000-32199
32200-36949
36950-43012
43013-49844
49845-58879
58880-66016
66017-73571
73572-76980
76981-80389
80390-89123
89124-97714
EST. 97715-105000
EST. 200000-205934
205935-221450
221451-234803
234804-240530
240531-247581
247582-251192
251193-254394
254395-257745
257746-259246
N/A
259247-259262

REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY


MODEL 1900 TOTAL Mfg. 98508

Year Starting
1900
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910
1911

Serial Number
300000-305000
305001-317502
317503-337038
337039-343893
343894-350207
350208-354620
354621-363060
363061-372117
372118-377925
377926-382072
382073-398507
398508

SERIALIZATION, cont.
REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY
MODEL 1894 TOTAL Mfg. 41194

Year Starting
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898
1899
1900
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910

Serial Number
100,000-100,660
100,661-103,106
103,107-104,144
104,145-106,916
106,917-110,895
110,896-116,139
116,140-120,932
120,933-123,913
123,914-127,017
127,018-129,349
129,350-131,263
131,264-133,042
133,043-134,627
134,628-136,292
136,293-137,319
137,320-137,988
137,989-141,194

REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY


MODEL 1894 REM. SPCL.
TOTAL Mfg. Aprox. 12, W/ 4 recorded

Year Starting
1902-1910

Serial Number
400000-400012

SAVAGE/STEVENS
PRODUCTION DATA
The information below represents a listing of most
Savage/Stevens rifles and shotguns mfg. in the
past (some data has been approximated). Rather
than list these models separately, they have been
provided in this section for quick reference. Values
on many of the models listed below typically range
between $50-$175, depending on rarity and condition.

MODEL
1903
1904
1905
1909
1911
1912
1914
19
1920
1922
'23A
'23B
'23C
'23D
3
4
5
6
7
40
45
1925
29
CS22
219
220
420
430
1921
1928

DATES
1912-20
1912-32
1912-15
1912-15
1912-15
1913-15
1914-26
1933-45
1920-32
1922-25
1924-45
1924-45
1924-42
1932-45
1931-45
1933-45
1936-45
1938-45
1939-45
1928-42
1928-42
1925-32
1933-45
1926-45
1938-45
1937-45
1937-42
1937-42
1921-32
1928-32

APPROX.GUNS
13,000
62,000
6,500
3,500
22,500
12,000
49,500
16,000
12,000
16,000
88,000
16,500
14,500
15,000
121,000
38,000
22,000
45,500
6,000
16,000
6,000
36,000
23,500
87,500
12,500
50,000
13,500
11.000
13,000
6,500

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SAVAGE/STEVENS, cont.

MODEL

DATES

721
FOX
FX B
No. 12
14-1/2
Fav.
No. 26
44+414
No. 70
No. 71
No. 75
15+425
No. 35
No. 35
41-43
No. 10
85-89
No. 93
No. 97
No. 101
No. 105
No. 107
106-08
No. 115
No. 124
No. 125
180-85
No. 958
116-17
946-48
No. 215
No. 235
No. 315
No. 385
No. 345
No. 311
No. 330
No. 335
No. 520
No. 521
60&61
620-21
Mod. 30
Mod. 31
No. 15
No. 11
No. 95
No. 52
No. 55
No. 54
No. 56
No. 57
No. 58
No. 37
No. 38
No. 39
No. 59
No. 76
65-66
No. 82
No. 83
No. 84
No. 85
No. 86
No. 87
No. 872
NO. 89
No. 94
No. 96
No. 416
No. 417
No. 418

1930-32
1933-45
1940-45
1912-35
1912-41
1912-42
1912-45
1912-35
1912-31
1930-34
1928-34
1912-17
1912-19
1923-42
1912-18
1919-34
1912-42
1912-19
1912-19
1914-20
1912-45
1912-45
1916-35
1912-31
1949-55
1912-23
1912-23
1925-33
1926-35
1928-34
1913-32
1912-32
1914-36
1912-31
1916-31
1926-45
1926-35
1926-35
1912-32
1930-32
1930-34
1926-45
1933-34
1933-34
1936-45
1923-33
1926-35
1933-37
1935-36
1933-42
1933-45
1939-42
1933-45
1936-42
1936-45
1938-45
1938-45
1938-45
1929-45
1936-37
1936-42
1936-45
1939-43
1936-43
1938-45
1940-42
1926-37
1926-45
1926-33
1937-42
1932-42
1932-42

APPROX.GUNS
12,000
31,000
20,000
166,500
592,500
462,000
501,500
23,000
295,500
10,000
19,000
11,500
12,500
43,000
18,500
9,500
38,500
12,500
16,000
5,000
221,500
443,500
56,500
23,000
---5,000
16,000
5,000
5,000
7,000
61,000
61,500
192,000
67,500
3,500
145,500
33,500
2,000
191,000
5,000
6,500
66,500
26,000
2,000
224,000
141,500
55,000
88,000
3,500
23,500
97,500
500
29,500
29,000
33,500
64,000
21,000
6,000
174,000
35,500
159,000
99,500
14,000
82,500
200,000
3,500
12,000
934,000
3,500
2,000
1,000
1,500

2130

SERIALIZATION, cont.

SAVAGE/STEVENS, cont.

MODEL

DATES

No. 419
No. 237
No. 254
No. 238
No. 258
102-04
No. 116
No. 944
No. 600
No. 900
No. 515
No. 5151
No. 530
No. 500
22-410
M.240

1932-36
1936-43
1936-42
1936-45
1936-45
1936-42
1936-42
1936-42
1936-42
1936-42
1936-42
1936-42
1936-42
1936-42
1939-45
1940-45

APPROX.GUNS
1,000
16,000
1,000
40,000
11,000
500
1,000
1,500
5,500
2,000
500
95,000
8,000
500
105,000
20,500

SAVAGE MODEL NINETY-NINE


SERIALIZATION

Serial Numbers At Year End:


10,000
13,400
19,500
25,000
35,000
45,000
53,000
67,500
73,500
81,000
95,000
110,000
119,000
131,000
146,500
162,000
175,500
187,500
193,000
N/A
212,500
229,000
237,500
244,500
256,000
270,000
280,000
292,500
305,000
317,000
324,500
334,500
338,500
341,000
344,500
345,800
350,800
359,800
N/A
381,351
388,640
398,400
416,000
438,000
464,000
494,000
528,000
566,000

1899
1900
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910
1911
1912
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919
1920
1921
1922
1923
1924
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950

L.C. SMITH
SERIALIZATION
Existing L.C. Smith shotgun records include:
Hunter Arms Company factory records circa 18901919, Hunter Arms Company shipping records
circa 1918-1946, L.C. Smith Gun Company,
1946-1950 (FWS prefix), Marlin Firearms Company, 1969-71 (FWS prefix).
For a factor letter on an older Marlin firearm, contact the Buffalo Bill Historical center, Cody Firearms
Museum, 720 Sheridan Ave. Cody, WY 82414.
Web site www.bbhc.org or phone 307-587-4771.
There is a $45 fee per serial number search.

L.C. Smith (Manufactured by Hunter Arms


Co. 1890-1918).
Hammer Shotguns
GAUGE
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16

YEAR
1907
1908
1909
1910
1911
1912
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898
1900
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910
1911
1912
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917
1918

GUN
5000-5131
5379
5677
6238
6593
7076
7521
7828
7935
8149
8250
50000-50867
51735
52602
55301
58000
79000-84943
89999
125000-129700
133039
137445
144409
150221
156901
159519
163160
166705
168761
171415
173371
175483
176091
176576
178522
179841

Hammerless Shotguns
GAUGE
20
20
20
20
20
20

YEAR
1907
1908
1909
1910
1911
1912

GUN
1000-1204
1329
1788
2587
3615
4630

SERIALIZATION, cont.
L.C. Smith, cont.
Hammerless Shotguns cont.

L.C. Smith, cont.


Hammerless Shotguns cont.

GAUGE
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
10 & 12
10 & 12
10 & 12
10 & 12
10 & 12
10 & 12
8, 10, 12, & 16
8, 10, 12, & 16
8, 10, 12, & 16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
10 & 12
10 & 12
10 & 12
10 & 12
10 & 12
10 & 12
10 & 12
10 & 12
10 & 12
10 & 12
10 & 12
10 & 12
10 & 12
10 & 12
10 & 12
10 & 12
10 & 12
10 & 12
10 & 12
10 & 12
10 & 12
10 & 12
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16

GAUGE
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16
10, 12, & 16

YEAR
1913
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917
1918
1890
1891
1892
1893
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898
1895
1896
1897
1898
1899
1900
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910
1911
1912
1913
1914
1915
1915
1899
1900
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910
1911
1912
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917
1918
1891
1898
1901

GUN
4999
10000-10786
11451
11873
12361
12666
12753
30000-32527
34381
36615
37324
38892
40334
40335-42219
44104
45999
60000-60144
60289
60434
60579
60724
60869
61014
61159
61402
61685
62156
62653
63698
64226
65021
65861
66821
67683
68704
69681
69999
400000-401758
105210
105917
111681
119035
120767
124419
124999
300000-300301
305787
311528
318079
322129
329476
333081
336572
341717
345493
350857
352431
355068
359624
361071
500-559
3173
6959

YEAR
1902
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910
1911
1912
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917

2131

GUN
9000
200000-200025
201758
203272
205098
207093
209368
210579
211885
213084
214246
215615
216939
218260
218829
219603
219750

1918-1950 (These serial numbers include all


types of L.C. Smith, Fulton and Hunter
Shotguns).
YEAR
1918
1919
1920
1921
1922
1923
1924
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950

GUN
101-3850
18252
35228
44566
51985
64187
75897
86695
93841
103900
114817
125347
132827
134242
137779
138371
140146
144296
151123
162670
171179
181701
190280
197124
201794
202959
204084
205423
1-8595
25661
41825
55608
56800

SMITH & WESSON


PERFORMANCE
CENTER PRODUCT
CODE INFO.
The following Smith & Wesson Performance Center product code information appear courtesy of Mr. Jim Supica
and Mr. Richard Nahas. I would like to thank them for

2132

SERIALIZATION, cont.

making these product codes available. For additional


information on Smith & Wesson firearms, the Standard
Catalog of Smith & Wesson by Jim Supica and Richard
Nahas is highly recomended. This book is available
through www.bluebookinc.com.

S & W PERFOMANCE CENTER PRODUCT


CODES
170 = Designed/made from scratch
178 = Used existing Product / and improved

Code

Configuration

170002
170008
170009
170010
170011
170012
170014
170015
170016
170020
170021
170023
170024
170025
170026
170027
170028
I70029
170030
170032
170033
170034
170035
170036
170037
170038
170039
170040
170042
170043
170044
170046
170047
170048
170049
170050
170052
170053
170054
170055
170056
170056
170057
170058

M-5906
M-626 HUNTER
M-686 C. C. 6"
M-686 C. C. 3"
SHORTY 40
M-629 3" MAG.COMP.
M-640 3" C. C.
M-686 6" COMPETITOR
M-686 4" C. C.
Tactical Forty
M-686 6" HUNTER
M-442 ULTRALITE
M-66 3" F-COMP.
M-19 3" K-COMP.
M-629 3" UNFLUTED
M-356 COMPACT
S/S SHORTY 40
M-60 3"FL ET-COMP.
SHORTY 9mm
M-356 LIMITED
M-40 LIMITED
M-686 6" HUNTER (BRAZIL)
M-I9 3" K-COMP (BRAZIL)
M-52 PERF. CTR.
M-356 BRILEY CHASSIS
M-845 WISCHO LIMITED
M-356 PARKER HALE
M-9mm WISCHO LIMITED
M-640 2" Carry Comp.
M-64O 2" Carry Comp.
M-9mm WISCHO LTD. (2TONE)
M-629 6" HUNTER (UNFLUTED)
M-356 2" Carry Comp.
M-629-4 3" Quad Port
M-629 5" Carry Comp
M-629 6.5" Carry Comp.
356 TSW 4 1/4" Stocking Dealer
9mm 4 1/4" Stocking Dealer
40 S&W 4 1/4" Stocking Dealer
M-460 Airweight
M-629 Light Hunter: Duplicate PC
M-625 V Comp 4" : Duplicate PC
M-9mm Horton Limited
M-629 3" DBL Magna Ported

S & W PERFOMANCE CENTER PRODUCT


CODES cont.

Code

Configuration

170059
170060
170061
170062
170063
170064
170065
170066
170067
170068
170069
170070
170071
170072
170073
170074
170075
170076
170077
170078
170079
170080
170081
170082
170083
170084
170085
170086
170087
170088
170089
170090
170091
170092
170093
170094
170095
170098
170099
170100
170102
170103
170104
170105
170106
170109
170110
170111
170116
170117
170118
170119
170120
170121
170122
170123
170124

M-13 3" FS DBL Port (Eagle)


Shorty 40 Mark II
Shorty 40 MK III
M-657 .41 Mag Light Hunter
M-13 3" FS Dbl Port (Uncle Mikes)
M-845 HORTON LIMITED
M-629 7.5" HUNTER PLUS
M-617 WISCHO Target
M-9mm Compact
M-640-.357 J-COMP
not active
M-625 5"
not active
M-625 HUNTER (PORTLESS)
M-640-357 2 1/8 FL GB (RSR)
M-686 7SH 3" FL CARRY COMP.
SHORTY 45
SHORTY 40 MARK III-S
M-686 7SH 2.5" FL MAGPORT
M-640.357 2 I/8 FL QUAD GB
M-686 7SH 6" Hunter
M-681 3" Quad Port
M-625 45LC Flutted Hunter
M-686 6" Supertarget
PPC 9mm Limited
M-629 7.5" Hunter
M-625 6" GB Hunter
M-686 7Shot 6" GB Hunter
M-629 7.5" Master Hunter/Scope only
Shorty 45 MKII
M-627 5" 8SH Lew Horton GB
M-66 3" Contour Frame/ bbl
40 S&W Tactical-RSR
M-627 5" 8 Shot Ported
9mm 4" DA/SA FS
M-629 7.5" Master Hunter
M-627 6" 8 Shot Hunter
45 RECON 45 ACP
Shorty 4006 RECON 40 S&W
M-629 6" Compensated Hunter
M-627 6.5" 8 Shot
M-686 6" 7 Shot Profile Bbl
M-945 5" Stainless
CQB Stainless 45 ACP
CQB Alloy 45 ACP
M-610 6 1/2"
Not Used
M-686 6" 6 Shot Profile Bbl
M-627 5" 8 Shot unfluted
M-5906 5" 9mm LTD CS Slide (Wischo)
M-4563 CQB Two Tone
M-5906 5" 9mm/356Mag SuperPC
M-629 44 6" 6 shot Competitor
M-686 6" 6 shot Fluted Competitor
M-617 New Profile Barrel
M-627 5" Profile Barrel 6 Shot Fluted
M-629 44 6.5" 6 shot flutted full lug comp
& cap
M-657 41 6.5" 6 shot flutted full lug comp
& cap
M-629 Compensated Hunter- New Frame/
Hammer
.45 4515 RECON -RSR w/Knife
M-4587 4.25"
M-629 Classic 7 1/2" Barrel w/ Case
M-29 Classic 7 1/2" Barrel w/Case
M-625 6" 45 Long Colt Light Hunter
Fluted GB
M-627 2 5/8" 8 shot Defensive Revolver
M-657 2 5/8" Defensive Revolver
M-629 2 5/8" Defensive Revolver
M-625 Light Hunter 6"
M-629 V Comp 4" -RSR

170125
170126
170128
170129
170130
170131
170132
170133
170134
170135
170136
170137

SERIALIZATION, cont.
S & W PERFOMANCE CENTER PRODUCT
CODES cont.

2133

S & W PERFOMANCE CENTER PRODUCT


CODES cont.

Code

Configuration

Code

Configuration

170138
170139
170140
170141
170142
170143
170144
170145
170146
170147
170147
170148
170149
170150
170151
170152
170153
170154
170155
170156
170157
170158
170159
170160
170161
170162
170163
170164
170165
170166
170167
170168
170169
170170
170171
170172
170173
170174
170175
170176
170177
170178
170179
170180
170181

M-629 7 1/2" Light Hunter RSR


M-4006
9mm M-6906 RECON 3 1/2"
45 RECON Black
M-627-3 V-Comp Jerry Miculek Spcl. 5"
M- 9mm Full Lug
M-332 Never Made
M-632 Never Made
Schofield Model of 2000
M-945 5" Blue 1998
M-945 Two Tone 1999
M-629 5" V-Comp RSR Special
6" 629 Hunter Unfluted
M-627 5 1/2" UnFluted RD
M-27 Classic Series
M-945 4" Black
M-945 4" Stainless-RSR
M-14 4"
M-5906 5" 9mm 10 RDv Mag PPC
M-945 3-3/4" RSR Special
M-629 Extreme Hunter 12"
M-629 12" w/sling
M-629 8.5" Revolver w/sling
M-657 12" Revolver w/sling
M-657 12" Revolver w/sling
M-657 8.5" Revolver w/sling
M-19 K COMP Y2000
M-4006 Shorty Forty -Y2000- Camfour
M-646 4" 40 S&W
M-27-7 8 Shot 4"
M-27-7 8 Shot 6 1/2"
M-952 9mm
M-945 3 3/4" Black -Camfour
M-586 L-Comp 3"
M-629 7 1/2" Stealth Hunter
M-681 4" Quad Port for Camfour
M-945 5" RSR Special
M-945 5" Two Tone RSR Special
M-629 2 5/8" unfluted cyl
M-625 5 1/4" 45 ACP for Camfour
M-945 3 1/4" 45 ACP for Camfour
M-681 3" Quad Port for Camfour
M-25-10 6" for Sports South
M-945 3 3/4" 40S&W for Sports South
M-629 7 1/2" Compensated Hunter for
TALO
M-627 4" w/ Comp RSR Special
M-627 4" w/ Comp RSR Special
M-945 3 1/4" 45ACP for RSR
M-24-5 6 1/2" Case Color Frame 44 Spl
Heritage
FC M-25-11 6 1/2" Case Color Frame 45
Colt Heritage
M-25 44-40 6" 6 Sh AS WG Color Case
Frame Heritage
M-25 38-40 6" 6 Sh AS WG Blue
M-24 44 Spl 6.5" AS WG All Blue Finish
Heritage
M-25 44-40 6" 6Sh AS WG Blue
M-25 38-40 6" 6Sh AS WG Blue
M-625 FL 5" 45 ACP 6 Sh AS IFS S
M-629 7 1/2" Unfluted Green/ Black
M-629 7-1/2" Black Unfluted
M- 4006 4" SA/DA FS IDPA
M-25 Colt 6" Taper Bbl 6 Sh Fluted Blue
M-25-12 5 1/2" Fixed Sight Model of
1917 45ACP
FC KT-22 6" 6 Sh Fluted Adj Blue Model
17-8 Heritage
M-15-9 5" Blue
M-681 357 3" FS WG 7 Sh Birdsong
M-5906 6" Pistol
M-952

170203
170204
170205
170206
170207
170208
170209
170210
170211
170212
170213
170214
170215
170216

Mfg Purposes Only


Mfg Purposes Only
M-627 38 Super 8 shot
M-586 357 GB 4-1/8"
M-3 5" nickel
M-3 5" blue
M-3 Nickel Schofield 7" 45
M-627-5 357 w/Internal Lock
M-25-12 Case Colored, 45 ACP
M-17-8 6" Heritage Series
M-29 Heritage Series Blue
M-29 Heritage Series Nickel
M-29 Nickel ?
M-15-9 Heritage Series 6" Blue (McGivern
Model)
M-15-9 Heritage Series 6" Nickel (McGivern Model)
M-25 45ACP 5-1/2" 1917 w/Military
Finish
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
M-29-5 8 3/8 RB TT TH RR WO B
Wood Grips (SCR0002)
FC M-10 4 1/4" Case Color Frame Square
Butt w/FC
N/A
M-15-8 4" Nickel
M-15-8 4" Heritage Series
Adj. 2-Dot Sight
Aluminum Alloy Frame
Adj. Black Sight
Ambidextious Safety
Adj. Rear Sight
Adj. Target Sight
Adj. V-Notch Sight
Adj. White Outline Sight
Blue
Bead Blast Finish
Barrel
Black/Gray Finish
Black Finish

170182
170183
170184
170185
170186
170187
170188
170189
170190
170191
170192
170193
170194
170195
170196
170197
170198
170199
170200
170201
170202

170217
170218
170219
170220
170221
178001
178002
178003
178004
178005
178006
178007
178008
178009
A2D
AA
AB
AMSF
AS
ATS
AV
AWO
B
BB
BBL
B/G
BK

PISTOL/REVOLVER FEATURE CODES


cont.

Code

Feature

BK/M
BP
BPF
BULL
CB
CC
CS
CWG
CWP
DA
DAO
DBP
DFS
DT
ER
F2D
FN
FNS
FS
FV
G
GB

Black/Melonite Finish
Black Polymer Grip
Black Polymer Frame
Bull Barrel
Curved Backstrap Grip
Clear Cote Finish
Carbon Steel
Checkered Wood Grip
Checkered Wood Panel
Double Action
Double Action Only
Dovetail Black Post
Dovetail Front Sight
Drilled & Taped
Equipment Rail
Fixed 2-Dot Sight
Fixed Notch Sight
Fixed Tritium Night Sight (Fr. & Rr.)
Fixed Sight
Fixed V-Notch Sight
NATO Green
Glass Bead Finish

2134

SERIALIZATION, cont.

PISTOL/REVOLVER FEATURE CODES


cont.

Code

Feature

GD
GY
#SH
HB
HIVIS
HR
HT
HV
HWA
I
IB
IC
IFS
IL
ISBR
LS
M
MCA
MNSF
MS
NG
NLMC
OD
P
PBP
PBSR
PF
PP
RB
RR
S
SA
SB
SC
SG
SNS
SR
SS
STD
STG
T
T2D
TD
TDA
TR
TS
UC
UMB
UMC
UMR
VR
WAS
WC
WD
WG
WO
WT

Green Dot
Grey Finish
Magazine Capacity/Rds
Heavy Barrel
Light Gathering Sight
Hogue Rubber Grip
Hardwood Target Grip
HIVIS Front Sight
Hogue Wrap Around Rubber Grip
Integral or Interchangeable Sight
Interchangeable Backstraps
Integral Compensator
Interchangeable Front Sight
Internal Lock
Interchangeable Serrated Black Ramp Sight
LadySmith
Melonite Finish
Micrometer Click Adj.
Manual Safety (Single Side)
Matte Stainless
Nato Green Polymer Grips
Novak Lo-Mount Carry 2-Dot Sight
Orange Dot
Partridge Sight
Pinned Black Partridge Sight
Pinned Black Serrated Ramp Sight
Polymer Frame
PowerPort Ported Barrel
Round Butt
Red Ramp Sight
Stainless Finish
Single Action
Black Straight Backstrap Grip
Scandium Alloy Frame
Synthetic Grip
Satin Stainless Finish
Serrated Ramp Sight
Stainless Steel
Standard Barrel
Soft Touch Grip
Tritium
Tritium 2-Dot Rear Night Sight
Tritium Dot Front Night Sight
Traditional Double Action
Thumbrest
Target Stock
Unfluted Cylinder
Uncle Mikes Boot Grip
Uncle Mikes Combat Grip
Uncle Mikes Rubber Grip
Vented Rib
Wilson Adj. Rear Sight
Wood Combat Grip
White Dot Sight
Dymondwood Grip
White Outline Rear Sight
Wooden Target Grip

SPANISH YEAR OF
MFG. DATE CODES
The following Spanish year of manufacture information appears courtesy of Leonardo M. Antaris,
M.D., author of Astra Automatic Pistols, and Star
Firearms. For additional information regarding
Spanish pistols, particularly Astras and Stars, see
www.firac.us.

Code

Year

A
B
C
CH
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
LL
M
N

O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
X
Y
Z
A1
B1
C1
D1
EI
F1
G1
H1
I1
J1
K1
L1
M1
N1
1
O1
P1
Q1
R1
S1
T1
U1
V1
X1
Y1
Z1
A2
B2

1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982

SERIALIZATION, cont.
SPANISH DATE CODES cont.

Code

Year

C2
D2
E2
F2
G2
H2
I2
J2
K2
L2
M2
N2

1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

Beginning in January 1995 the Spanish proof


house implemented a new serial number system.
Requirements included: 1) all guns, would be numbered in a new sequential series starting with the
number 1 at the beginning of the year, 2) the serial
number was to be followed by the last two digits of
the production year, 3) each manufacturer was
assigned a code to be stamped on every gun, and
4) weapons were to be marked as to type.
The new system consists of four sets of digits separated by a hyphen. The first set is the manufacturer's code, the second set designates the type of
weapon, and the third set is the firearms chronological number irrespective of model, the fourth set
shows the year of mfg.
The new weapons coding system includes, Carbines 01, Shotguns 03, Pistols 04, Revolvers 05,
Rifles 06, Muzzleloaders 13, Short carbines 14,
Submachine guns 15; etc.

In the spring of 2005, the Cody Firearms Museum


began a research project involving the Winchester
Repeating Arms Company production through the
comparison of shipping and polishing room
records. The little known polishing room records
(used in many works of George Madis) are a collection of small notebooks that document Winchester firearms receiver serialization circa 1873 to
1964. These notebooks cover many, but do not
cover all models or all eras of production. The data
assembled from this research will be published
over time to improve available information to collectors.

MODEL 1866

Year
1866
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
1883
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99

STURM, RUGER &


CO., INC.
Additional information regarding Sturm, Ruger &
Co., Inc. firearms (including serialization) can be
found in Ruger & His Guns; A History of the Man,
the Company and Their Firearms by R.L. Wilson.
www.bluebookinc.com to order.

WINCHESTER RIFLES
SERIALIZATION
The following Winchester serial numbers appear courtesy of U.S. Repeating Arms, New Haven, CT. I would
like to thank U.S. Repeating Arms and Mr. Pardee for
making these production figures available.
Records at the factory indicate the following serial
numbers were assigned to guns at the end of the
calendar year.
For additional information including factory letters
contact the Cody Firearms Museum. Factory letters
are $55.

Buffalo Bill Historical Center


Attn: Cody Firearms Museum
720 Sheridan Ave.
Cody, WY 82414

2135

Approx. Last No.


12476 to 14813
15578
19768
29516
52527
88184
109784
118401
125038
125965
131907
148207
150493
152201
154379
156107
159513
162376
163649
163664
165071
165912
167155
167401
167702
169003
NONE
169007
169011
NONE
NONE
169015
170100
DISCONTINUED

MODEL 1873

Year
1873
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90

Approx. Last No.


1 to 126
2726
11325
23151
23628
27501
41525
63537
81620
109507
145503
175126
196221
222937
225922
284529
323220
363220

2136

SERIALIZATION, cont.

MODEL 1873, cont.

Year

MODEL 1885 SINGLE SHOT, cont.

Approx. Last No.

91
405026
92
441625
93
466641
94
481826
95
499308
96
507545
97
513421
98
525922
99
541328
1900
554128
01
557236
02
564557
03
573957
04
588953
05
602557
06
613780
07
NONE
08
NONE
09
630385
10
656101
11
669324
12
678527
13
684419
14
686510
15
688431
16
694020
17
698617
18
700734
19
702042
No last # available
20, 21, 22, 23,720609

MODEL 1876

Year

Approx. Last No.

1876
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
1884
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98

1 to 1429
3579
7967
8971
14700
21759
32407
42410
54666
58714
60397
62420
63539
NONE
NONE
NONE
63561
63670
63678
NONE
63702
63869
63871

MODEL 1885 SINGLE SHOT

Year
1885 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 -

Approx. last No.


1 to 375
6841
18328
30571
45019
NONE
53700
60371
69534
NONE
73771

Year
96 97 98 99 1900 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 -

Approx. last No.


78253
78815
84700
85086
88501
90424
92031
92359
92785
93611
94208
95743
96819
98097
98506
99012
NONE
100352

No further serial numbers were recorded until the


end of 1923. Last No. known was:139700

MODEL 1886

Year
1886 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 1900 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 1908 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 -

Approx. Last No.


1 to 3211
14728
28577
38401
49723
63601
73816
83261
94543
103708
109670
113997
119192
120571
122834
125630
128942
132213
135524
138838
142249
145119
147322
148237
150129
151622
152943
152947
153859
154452
154979
155387
156219
156930
158716
159108
159337

No further serial numbers were recorded until the


discontinuance of the Model 1886 which was in
1935 - at - 159994.

SERIALIZATION, cont.
MODEL 1890

2137

MODEL 1892 cont.

Year
Records on the Model 1890 are somewhat incomplete. Factory records indicate the following serial
numbers were assigned to guns at the end of the
calendar year beginning with 1908. Actual
records on the firearms which were manufactured
between 1890 and 1907 will be available from the
Cody Firearms Museum, located at the Buffalo
Bill Historical Center.

Year
1908 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 -

Approx. Last No.


330000 to 363850
393427
423567
451264
478595
506936
531019
551290
570497
589204
603438
630801
NONE
634783
643304
654837
664613
675774
687049
698987
711354
722125
729015
733178
734454

The Model 1890 was discontinued in 1932, however, a clean up of the production run lasted
another 8+ years and included another 14 to
15000 guns. Our figures indicate approximately
849,000 guns were made.

MODEL 1892

Year
1892 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 1900 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 -

18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 -

Approx. Last No.


1 to 23701
35987
73508
106721
144935
159312
165431
171820
183411
191787
208871
253935
278546
315425
376496
437919
476540
522162
586996
643483
694752
742675
771444
804622
830031
853819

Approx. Last No.


870942
903649
906754
910476
917300
926329
938641
954997
973896
990883
996517
999238
999730
1000727
1001324

MODEL 1894
Records at the factory, and in some years, estimates, indicate the following serial numbers were
assigned to guns at the end of the calendar year.

Year
1894 95 96 97 98 99 1900 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 1909 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 -

Approx. Last No.


1 to 14579
44359
76464
111453
147684
183371
204427
233975
273854
291506
311363
337557
378878
430985
474241
505831
553062
599263
646114
703701
756066
784052
807741
821972
838175
870762
880627
908318
919583
938539
953198
978523
997603
1027571
1054465
1077097
1081755
1084156
1087836
1089270
1091190
1099605
1100065
1100679
1100915
1101051

2138

SERIALIZATION, cont.

MODEL 1894, cont.

Year

Approx. Last No.

40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 *1964
65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 75 76 77 78 1979 80 81 82 838485868788899091-

1142423
1191307
1221289
No Record Available
No Record Available
No Record Available
No Record Available
No Record Available
1500000
1626100
1724295
1819800
1910000
2000000
2071100
2145296
2225000
2290296
2365887
2410555
2469821
2500000
2551921
2586000
2700000 - 2797428
2894428
2991927
3088458
3185691
3284570
3381299
3557385
3806499
3929364
4111426
4277926
4463553
4463553
4565925
4662210
4826596
4892951
5024957
5103248
No Record Available
5309432
5362944
5409249
5463790
5517897
5574822
5615397
6008296

Model 1894 facts.

* The post-64 Model 94 began with serial number


2,700,000.
*Serial number 1,000,000 was presented to President Calvin Coolidge in 1927.
*Serial number 1,500,000 was presented to President Harry S. Truman in 1948.
*Serial number 2,500,000 and 3,000,000 were
presented to the Winchester Gun Museum, now
located in Cody, Wyoming.

Model 1894 facts cont.

*Serial number 3,500,000 was not constructed


until 1979 and was sold at auction in Las Vegas,
Nevada.
*Serial number 4,000,000 - whereabouts unknown
at this time.
*Serial number 4,500,000 - shipped to Italy by
Olin in 1978. Whereabouts unknown.
*Serial number 5,000,000 - in New Haven, not
constructed as of March 1983.

MODEL 9422

Year
1972 73 74 1975 76 777879808182838485868788899091929394-

Approx. Last No.


F48558
F121182
F169044
F229666
F293472
F323197
F367976
F398044
F431532
F489918
F527632
F531722
F539305
F550843
F557835
F571623
F590039
F605281
F617848
F633224
F646000
F658316
F671391

MODEL 1895

Year
1895 96 97 98 99 1900 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 -

Approx. Last No.


1 to 287
5715
7814
19871
26434
29817
31584
35601
42514
47805
54783
55011
57351
60002
60951
63771
65017
67331
70823
72082
174233
377411
389106
392731
397250
400463
404075
407200
410289
413276

SERIALIZATION, cont.
MODEL 1895 cont.

Year

MODEL 1906 cont.

Approx. Last No.

25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 -

417402
419533
421584
422676
423680
424181
425132
425825

1903 04 05 1906 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 -

# Not Available
6944
14865
23097
31852
39105
46496
54298
61679
69586
76732
81776
84563
87148
89501
92617
96565
# Not Available
97650
99011
100452
101688
103075
104230
105537
107157
109414
111276
112533
112992

Year
08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 1927 28 29 30 31 32 -

MODEL 1903

This model was discontinued in 1932, however, a


clean up of parts was used for further production of
approximately 2000 guns. Total production was
approx. 126000 rifles through 1936.

MODEL 1905

Year
1905 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 -

Approx. Last No.


1 to 5659
15288
19194
20385
21280
22423
23503
24602
25559
26110
26561
26910
27297
27585
28287
29113

MODEL 1906

Year
1906 07 -

2139

Approx. Last No.


1 to 52278
89147

Approx. Last No.


114138
165068
221189
273355
327955
381922
422734
453880
483805
517743
535540
593917
NONE
598691
608011
622601
636163
649952
665484
679892
695915
711202
720116
725978
727353

A clean up of production took place for the next


few years with a record of production reaching
approximately 729305.

MODEL 1907

Year
1907 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 -

Approx. Last No.


1 to 8657
14486
19707
23230
25523
27724
29607
30872
32272
36215
38235
39172
40448
No # Available
40784
41289
41658
42029
42360
42688
43226
43685
44046
44357
44572
44683
44806
44990
45203
45482
45920
46419
46758
47296
47957
48275
NONE
NONE
48281

2140

SERIALIZATION, cont.

MODEL 1907 cont.

Year
46 47 48 **49 **50 **51 **52 **53 **54 **55 **56 **57 -

MODEL 1911 S.L. cont.

Approx. Last No.


48395
48996
49684
50662
51640
52618
53596
54574
55552
56530
57508
58486

** Actual records on serial numbers stops in 1948.


The serial numbers ending each year from 1948 to
1957 were derived at by taking the last serial number recorded (58486) and the last number from
1948, (49684) and dividing the years of production (9), which relates to 978 guns each year for
the nine year period.

MODEL 1910
1910 1 to 4766
11 7695
12 9712
13 11487
14 12311
15 13233
16 13788
17 14255
18 14625
19 15665
20 No # Available
21 15845
22 16347
23 16637
24 17030
25 17281
26 17696
27 18182
28 18469
29 18893
30 19065
31 19172
32 19232
33 19281
34 19338
35 19388
36 19445
A cleanup of production continued into 1937 when
the total of the guns was completed at approximately 20786

MODEL 1911 S.L.

Year
1911 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 -

Approx. Last No.


1 to 3819
27659
36677
40105
43284
45391
49893
52895
57337
60719
64109
69132
73186
76199
78611

The Model 1911 was discontinued in 1925. However, guns were produced for three years after that
date to clean up production and excess parts.
When this practice ceased there were approximately 82774 guns produced.

MODEL 52

Year
1920 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 1936 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 -

Approx. Last No.


None indicated
397
745
1394
2361
3513
6383
9436
12082
14594
17253
21954
24951
26725
29030
32448
36632
40419
43632
45460
47519
50317
52129
52553
52560
52718
56080
60158
64265
68149
70766
73385
76000
79500
80693
81831
96869
97869
98599
98899
102200
106986
108718
113583
118447
120992
123537
123727
123917
E 124107
E 124297
E 124489
E 124574
E 124659
E 124744
E 124828
E 125019
E 125211
E 125315

This Model was discontinued in 1978. A small


clean up of production was completed in 1979
with a total of 125419.

SERIALIZATION, cont.
MODEL 53

2141

MODEL 61 cont.

The Model 53 was serial numbered in both its own


series (1 to slightly over 15,000) as well as within
the Model 1892 series. Early guns predominate
the Model 53 serial number series with Model
1892 series serial numbers appearing more frequently mid to late production.
This Model was discontinued in 1932, however, a
clean up of production continued for 9 more years.

Year
1924252627282930313233343536373839194041-

1 to 1488
4350
6882
9180
11139
12873
13794
14416
14623
14727
14817
14976
15047
15078
15092
15099
15109
15118

Records at the factory indicate the following serial


numbers were assigned to guns at the end of the
calendar year.

MODEL 54
1925 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 -

37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 -

Approx. Last No.

Total Production Approximately 24,916.

Year

Year

Approx. Last No.


1 to 3140
8051
14176
19587
29104
32499
36731
38543
40722
43466
47125
50145

1924 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 -

MODEL 62

Year
1932 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 -

Approx. Last No.


1 to 836
2783
4957
8021
10467
12258
17393
18198
19204
Clean up 20580

MODEL 61

Year
1932 33 34 35 36 -

Approx. Last No.


1 to 3532
6008
8554
12379
20615

30334
36326
42610
49270
57493
59871
59872
59879
60512
71629
92297
115281
125461
135461
145821
156000
171000
186000
200962
216923
229457
242992
262793
282594
302395
322196
342001

This Model was discontinued in 1963. For some


unknown reason there are no actual records available from 1949 through 1963. The serial number
figures for these years are arrived at by taking the
total production figure of 342001, subtracting the
last known # of 115281, and dividing the difference equally by the amount of remaining years
available (15).

MODEL 55

Year

Approx. Last No.

Approx. Last No.


1 to 7643
10695
14090
23924
42759
66059
80205
96534
116393
137379
155152
155422
155425
156073
183756
219085
252298
262473
272648
282823
293000
310500
328000
342776
357551
383513
409475

MODEL 63

Year
1933 34 -

Approx. Last No.


1 to 2667
5361

2142

SERIALIZATION, cont.

MODEL 63, cont.

Year
35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 -

MODEL 70 cont.

Approx. Last No.


9830
16781
25435
30934
36055
41456
47708
51258
51631
51656
53853
61607
71714
80519
88889
97259
105629
114000
120500
127000
138000
150000
162345
175223

MODEL 70

Year

Approx. Last No.

1935 1 to 19
36 2238
37 11573
38 17844
39 23991
40 31675
41 41753
42 49206
43 49983
1944 49997
45 50921
46 58382
47 75675
48 101680
49 131580
50 173150
51 206625
52 238820
53 282735
54 323530
55 361025
56 393595
57 425283
58 440792
59 465040
60 504257
61 545446
62 565592
63 581471
All post 64 Model 70s began with the serial
number 700,000.
1964 740599
65 809177
66 833795
67 869000
68 925908
69 G941900
70 G957995
71 G1018991
72 G1099257
73 G1128731
74 G1175000
75 G1218700
76 G1266000

Year

Approx. Last No.

77 78 79 80 81 82838485868788899091-

G1350000
G1410000
G1447000
G1490709
G1537134
G1632872
G1656883
G1782457
G1783276
G1808838
G1845122
G1893903
G1950701
G1987984
G2037985

The control round feed Model 70 was


reintroduced in 1990 as the Model 70
Classic at serial number G15000.

MODEL 70 CLASSIC

Year
199019911992-

Approx. Last No.


G16859
G23072
G26709

MODEL 71

Year
1935 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 -

Approx. Last No.


1 to 4
7821
12988
14690
16155
18267
20810
21959
22048
22051
22224
23534
25728
27900
29675
31450
33225
35000
37500
40770
43306
45843
47254

MODEL 74

Year
1939 40 41 42 1943 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 -

Approx. Last No.


1 to 30890
67085
114355
128293
NONE
128295
128878
145168
173524
223788
249900
276012
302124
328236
354348
380460
406574

SERIALIZATION, cont.
MODEL 88

2143

Winchester ser. no. prefixes post-1968 cont.

Year
1955 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 -

Approx. Last No.


1 to 18378
36756
55134
73512
91890
110268
128651
139838
148858
160307
162699
192595
212416
230199
H239899
H258229
H266784
H279014
H283718

121-131 & 141


Z
Rimfire 150-190-250-255-270
275 & 290
B
Rimfire 300-310 & 320
D
370 & 37A
C
490
J
1200
L
1300
LX
1400
N
1500
NX
1500 (European)
NE
9422
F

WINCHESTER
SHOTGUNS
Records at the factory indicate the following serial
numbers were assigned to guns at the end of the
calendar year.

MODEL 100

Year
1961 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 -

Approx. Last No.


1 to 32189
60760
78863
92016
135388
145239
209498
210053
A210999
A229995
A242999
A258001
A262833

WINCHESTER RIFLE
AND SHOTGUN
SERIAL
NUMBER PREFIXES
POST-1968
The following serial number prefixes are found on
Winchester rifles and shotguns as a result of the
Gun Control Act of 1968.

Model No. (s)

S.N. Prefix

Super X Model 1
M
Super X Model 1
(Ducks Unlimited)
IDU
12
Y
12 (Ducks Unlimited)
DU
21
W
22
WS
23
PWK
52
E
60 (Cooey)
C
40-70A-770-670
G
88
H
91
KS or WS
94
No Prefix used
94 Big Bore
BB
96
K
100
A
101
K
101 Pigeon Grade
PK
Bolt Action Rimfires

MODEL 1887

Year
1887 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 -

Approx. Last No.


1 to 7431
22408
25673
29105
38541
49763
54367
56849
58289
60175
63952
64855

According to these records no guns were produced


during the last few years of this model and it was
therefore discontinued in 1901.

MODEL 1897

Year
1897 98 99 1900 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 1910 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 -

Approx. Last No.


1 to 32335
64668
96999
129332
161665
193998
226331
258664
296037
334059
377999
413618
446888
481062
512632
544313
575213
592732
607673
624537
646124
668383
691943
696183
700428
715902
732060

2144

SERIALIZATION, cont.

MODEL 1897 cont.

Year

MODEL 1901 cont.

Approx. Last No.

24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 -

744942
757629
770527
783574
769806
807321
812729
830721
833926
835637
837364
839728
848684
856729
860725
866938
875945
891190
910072
912265
912327
916472
926409
936682
944085
953042
961999
970956
979913
988860
997827
1006784
1015741
1024700

10 11 12 13 14 15 1916 17 18 19 20 -

Year

Ser. Nos.

Year

Type

Configuration

Mil.
Mil.
Com.
Com.
Mil.
Mil.
Mil.
Com.
Com.
Com.
Com.

Long Barrel
Trench Gun
Trench Gun
Trench Gun
Trench Gun
Trench Gun
Trench Gun
Trench Gun
Trench Gun
Riot Gun
Riot Gun

MODEL 1901

Year
1904 05 06 07 08 09 -

Approx. Last No.

MODEL 12

This information is provided by Mr. Pat Redmond,


after many years of research and collecting. Reference a Winchester Repeating Arms Co. Memorandum dated September 1945. Trench, Riot, and
Long Barrel Contract Dates 1/31/42 - 3/23/43,
Contract Shipments 24829 shotguns.
902117-903762
911788-911813
914087
924312
920235-956126
930537-956216
956628
965482
966144
967371
993750

70753
71441
72167
72764
73202
73509
73770
74027
74311
74872
77000

1911
1-3819
1912
27659
1913
36677
1914
40105
1915
43284
1916
45391
1917
49843
1918
52895
1919
57337
1920
60719
1921
64109
1922
69132
1923
73186
1924
76199
1925
78611
1926-28 parts clean-up
ending at.
82744

MODEL 1897 TRENCH/RIOT SHOTGUN

1937
1939
1940
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1944
1944
1949

Approx. Last No.

MODEL 1911

Records on this Model are incomplete. The above


serial numbers are estimated from 1897 thru 1903
and again from 1949 thru 1957. The actual
records are in existence from 1904 through 1949

Year

Year

Approx. Last No.


64,856 to 64,860
66453
67486
68424
69197
70009

1912 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 -

Approx. Last No.


5308
32418
79765
109515
136412
159391
183461
219457
247458
267253
304314
346319
385196
423056
464564
510693
557850
600834
626996
651255
660110
664544
673994
686978
720316
754250
779455
814121
856499
907431
958303
975640
975727
990004
1029152
1102371
1176055

SERIALIZATION, cont.
MODEL 12, cont.

Year

MODELS 120/1200/1300 cont.

Approx. Last No.

49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 -

1214041
1252028
1290015
1328002
1399996
1471990
1541929
1611868
1651435
1690999
1795500
1800000
1930999
1956990
1962001

Year
818283848586878889909192-

Year
1939 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 -

MODEL 12 TRENCH/RIOT SHOTGUN


This information is provided by Mr. Pat Redmond
after many years of research and collecting. Reference a Winchester Repeating Arms Co. Memorandum dated September 1945. Trench/Riot and long
barrel Contract Dates 4/1/42 - 3/21/44, Contract
Shipments 61014 shotguns.

Blue Finish
Ser. Nos.
Type

1941 926558--956504
1942 961934-1001014
1943 996899-1028856

Year
1943
1944
1944
1946
1949

Mil.
Mil.
Mil.

Configuration
Riot & Long Barrel
Trench/Riot/Long
Trench & Riot

Parkerized Finish
Ser. Nos.
Type
Configuration
1030000-1035214
1035458
1035525
1071586
1740610

Mil.
Mil.
Mil.
Com.
Com.

Trench Gun
Trench Gun
Trench Gun
Riot Gun
Riot Gun

MODELS 120/1200/1300

Year
1972 7374757677787980-

Approx. Last No.


L739617
L828677
L898065
L967242
L1063788
L1163671
L1202123
L1235083
L1269765

1 to 8118
21382
27045
33670
NONE RECORDED
33683
34965
45250
58940
64417

Approximately 20,000 Model 36 single shot 9mm


shotguns were manufactured 1920-1927. These
shotguns where not serial numbered.

MODEL 37
Approximately 1,000,000 Model 37 single shot
shotguns were manufactured 1936-1963. These
shotguns where not serial numbered.

MODEL 40
1939 1940
1941
1942

Approx. Last No.


Y200 011-Y2006396
Y2015662
Y2022061
Y2024478
Y2025482
Y2025874
Y2026156
Y2026399

Approx. Last No.

MODEL 36

Year
1972 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 -

L1320354
L1434776
L1567997
L1755346
L1894542
L1983657
L2075117
L2178816
L2306558
L2386211
L2498813
L2599825

There were no records kept on this model from


1949 until its discontinuance in 1958. The total
production was approximately 116280.

NEW STYLE M/12

Year

Approx. Last No.

MODEL 24

A clean up of production took place from 1964


through 1966 with the ending serial # 1970875.

Year

2145

Approx. Last No.


1 to 2671
10592
13265
18929

MODEL 42

Year
1933 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 -

Approx. Last No.


1 to 9398
13963
17728
24849
30900
34659
38967
43348
48203
50818
50822
50828
51168
54256
64853
75142

2146

SERIALIZATION, cont.

MODEL 42, cont.

Year
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 -

Approx. Last No.


81107
87071
93038
99000
108201
117200
121883
126566
131249
135932
140615
145298
149981
154664
159353

MODEL 50

Year
1954 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 -

Approx. Last No.


1 to 24550
49100
73650
98200
122750
147300
171850
196400

WINCHESTER MODEL
101
SERIALIZATION
12 gauge
Ser. No.
50,000
50,500
51,000
51,500
52,000
52,500
53,000
53,500
54,000
54,500
55,000
55,500
56,000
56,500
57,000
57,500
58,000
58,500
59,000
59,500
60,000
60,500
61,000
61,500
62,000
62,500
63,000

Mfg.Mo.
10
3
5
6
9
3
4
5
8
9
10
12
1
2
3
3
4
5
6
6
7
8
8
11
11
11
12

Year
1959
1960
1960
1960
1961
1962
1962
1962
1962
1962
1962
1962
1963
1963
1963
1963
1963
1963
1963
1963
1963
1963
1963
1963
1963
1963
1963

MODEL 101, cont. 12 gauge cont.


Ser. No.
Mfg.Mo.
63,500
64,000
64,500
65,000
65,500
66,500
67,000
67,500
68,000
68,500
69,000
69,500
70,000
70,500
71,000
71,500
72,000
72,500
73,000
73,500
74,000
74,500
75,000
75,500
76,000
76,500
77,000
77,500
78,000
78,500
79,000
79,500
80,000
80,500
81,000
81,500
82,000
82,500
83,000
83,500
84,000
84,500
85,000
85,500
86,000
86,500
87,000
87,500
88,000
88,500
89,000
90,000
90,500
91,000
91,500
92,000
92,500
93,000
93,500
94,000

1
1
2
3
3
3
5
5
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
9
9
10
10
11
11
12
12
1
2
2
3
4
4
4
4
4
5
6
6
6
6
8
8
8
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
11
11
11
12
12
12
1
1
2
2
2
3

Year
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966

SERIALIZATION, cont.
MODEL 101, cont. 12 gauge cont.
Ser. No.
Mfg.Mo.
94,500
95,000
95,500
96,000
96,500
97,000
97,500
98,000
98,500
99,000
99,500
100,000
100,500
101,000
101,500
102,000
102,500
103,000
103,500
104,000
104,500
105,000
105,500
106,000
106,500
107,000
107,500
108,000
108,500
109,000
109,500
110,000
110,500
111,000
111,500
112,000
112,500
113,000
113,500
114,000
114,500
115,000
115,500
116,000
116,500
117,000
117,500
118,000
118,500
119,000
119,500
120,000
120,500
121,000
121,500
122,000
122,500
123,000
123,500
124,000

3
5
5
6
7
7
7
8
8
9
9
10
10
10
11
11
12
1
1
2
3
4
5
5
5
9
10
10
11
11
11
12
1
2
3
3
3
3
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
9
10
1
1
2
3
4
4
4
4
5
6
6
6
7

Year
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966
1967
1967
1967
1967
1967
1967
1967
1967
1967
1967
1967
1967
1967
1967
1967
1968
1968
1968
1968
1968
1968
1968
1968
1968
1968
1968
1968
1968
1968
1968
1969
1969
1969
1969
1969
1969
1969
1969
1969
1969
1969
1969
1969

MODEL 101, cont. 12 gauge cont.


Ser. No.
Mfg.Mo.
124,500
125,000
125,500
126,000
126,500
127,000
127,500
128,000
128,500
129,000
129,500
130,000
130,500
131,000
131,500
132,000
132,500
133,000
133,500
134,000
134,500
135,000
135,500
136,000
136,500
137,000
137,500
138,000
138,500
139,000
139,500
140,000
140,500
141,000
141,500
142,000
142,500
143,000
143,500
144,000
144,500
145,000
145,500

7
7
8
8
9
9
10
11
11
11
2
2
3
3
4
4
4
4
5
5
5
6
6
6
8
8
8
8
11
12
12
12
1
2
2
2
3
3
4
4
4
4
5

MODEL 101, 20 gauge.


Mfg.Mo.
Ser. No.
200,000
200,500
201,000
201,500
202,000
202,500
203,000
203,500
204,000
204,500
205,000
205,500
206,000

3
3
3
3
4
4
4
5
6
6
7
8
8

2147
Year
1969
1969
1969
1969
1969
1969
1969
1969
1969
1969
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1971
1971
1971
1971
1971
1971
1971
1971
1971
1971
1971

Year
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966

2148

SERIALIZATION, cont.

MODEL 101, 20 gauge.


Ser. No.
Mfg.Mo.
206,500
207,000
207,500
208,000
208,500
209,000
209,500
210,000
210,500

8
9
9
9
12
2
7
10
12

MODEL 101, 28 ga. & .410 bore


Ser. No.
Mfg.Mo.
211,000
211,500
212,000
212,500
213,000
213,500
214,000
214,500
215,000
215,500
216,000
216,500
217,000
217,500
218,000

1
1
10
10
10
11
12
12
1
2
5
6
9
10
11

Year
1966
1966
1966
1966
1966
1967
1967
1967
1967

Year
1968
1968
1968
1968
1968
1968
1968
1968
1969
1969
1969
1969
1969
1969
1969

MODEL 101, 28 ga. & .410 bore, cont.


Ser. No.
Mfg.Mo.
218,500
219,000
219,500
220,000
220,500
221,000
221,500
222,000
222,500
223,000
223,500
224,000
224,500
225,000
225,500
226,000
226,500
227,000
227,500
228,000
228,500
229,000
229,500

12
12
12
12
1
1
2
3
7
9
9
9
9
10
10
11
11
11
12
12
4
4
4

Year
1969
1969
1969
1969
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
1971
1971
1971