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He Dog
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Italy
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Posted - 06/07/2011 :  08:23:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Savage link is defunct, and it appears Savage no longer has serialization information on their site. Also GeoCites is gone and it appears the late Bill Goforth's site is also gone.

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Bert H.
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USA
11330 Posts

Posted - 06/07/2011 :  1:50:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by He Dog

The Savage link is defunct, and it appears Savage no longer has serialization information on their site. Also GeoCites is gone and it appears the late Bill Goforth's site is also gone.



Thanks... I updated both of those listings.


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RRHArms
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37 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2012 :  10:30:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Many good lists for dates on Dave Weber's site.

http://doublegunshop.com/dgsnos.htm
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basementgeek
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USA
7 Posts

Posted - 04/18/2012 :  01:20:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a Stevens Mdl 620 Trench gun serial 252XX. Any info as to date it was made?

Thanks
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basementgeek
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USA
7 Posts

Posted - 05/23/2012 :  4:27:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Never mind, I have already sold it

Thanks

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bigbigtex
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10 Posts

Posted - 10/03/2012 :  9:01:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I haven't seen this listed here, so I'll be glad to contribute.

Beretta (click link to see table/chart)
http://berettausa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/101
http://berettausa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/101

Beretta firearms produced in Italy carry a proof mark for the year of production. The chart below is used to identify the year by this mark. For recent pistols this mark is usually located on the frame near the trigger guard, for older pistols, the mark is on the slide or on the frame behind the grip area. Shotguns have this mark stamped on the barrel near the chamber. You may need to remove the barrel to read the mark.

On some older firearms, produced between 1925 to1954, the actual date was stamped instead of a code mark. In this case the date can be located near the test proof marks on the frame. The exception to this occured during the regime of Benito Mussolini. The Italian Proof House used a roman numeral system marking the year of his reign which began with "I" in 1922. The first Beretta firearm using this dating system was the Model 1934 pistol (introduced in 1935), thus the year was indicated as XIII (usually marked on the slide) and refering to the 13th year of Mussolini's regime. This practice ended in 1945 with XXIII at the close of World War Two and the chart below takes up from that point. It should be noted that some wartime production firearms were void of any marking to indicate the production date.

We have also seen markings where roman and numerical figures are combined, for example XX7 for 1971, XX8 for 1972 and XX9 for 1973

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Bert H.
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USA
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Posted - 10/05/2012 :  09:23:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bigbigtex

I haven't seen this listed here, so I'll be glad to contribute.

Beretta (click link to see table/chart)
http://berettausa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/101
http://berettausa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/101

Beretta firearms produced in Italy carry a proof mark for the year of production. The chart below is used to identify the year by this mark. For recent pistols this mark is usually located on the frame near the trigger guard, for older pistols, the mark is on the slide or on the frame behind the grip area. Shotguns have this mark stamped on the barrel near the chamber. You may need to remove the barrel to read the mark.

On some older firearms, produced between 1925 to1954, the actual date was stamped instead of a code mark. In this case the date can be located near the test proof marks on the frame. The exception to this occured during the regime of Benito Mussolini. The Italian Proof House used a roman numeral system marking the year of his reign which began with "I" in 1922. The first Beretta firearm using this dating system was the Model 1934 pistol (introduced in 1935), thus the year was indicated as XIII (usually marked on the slide) and refering to the 13th year of Mussolini's regime. This practice ended in 1945 with XXIII at the close of World War Two and the chart below takes up from that point. It should be noted that some wartime production firearms were void of any marking to indicate the production date.

We have also seen markings where roman and numerical figures are combined, for example XX7 for 1971, XX8 for 1972 and XX9 for 1973




Thanks... I added it to the list on the first page of this topic.

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bigbigtex
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10 Posts

Posted - 10/05/2012 :  3:07:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just called Colt and received two DOM's over the phone for no charge by calling 800-962-2658.

Previous posts indicated that Colt charges $25 for this info over the phone, but this no longer seems to be the case.

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bigbigtex
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10 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2012 :  11:00:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Note: The Marlin reference in the Original post needs to be updated to: (there is apparently a fee for them to look it up)

http://www.bbhc.org/explore/firearms/firearms-records/


Also, a gentleman has posted a Google Doc with barrel stamp references for Marlin here:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4ZkxtjE_AyLYjQ2ODc2MjUtZTJkNC00NzNiLTgwZjQtMjg0ZmM5ZTU5OGY3/edit?authkey=CJKO9oMM&pli=1&hl=en

Hope this is useful.

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He Dog
Advanced Member

Italy
44515 Posts

Posted - 02/06/2016 :  9:41:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Bert, went looking for a date for a US Repeating Arms 9410, and discovered the listed Winchester link is defunct and that there are no "Winchester" models listed in the Browning 'Date my gun' pages.

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He Dog
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Italy
44515 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2017 :  10:16:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by He Dog

Hi Bert, went looking for a date for a US Repeating Arms 9410, and discovered the listed Winchester link is defunct and that there are no "Winchester" models listed in the Browning 'Date my gun' pages.




Forgot I posted this, and looked again. The site is still gone, gone, gone.

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