Dating firearms serial number
SERIAL NUMBERS OFTEN ALLOW YOU TO DETERMINE YEAR OF MANUFACTURE Knowing the year your vintage firearm was made makes it easier to decide which gun catalog we sell will give you the best information about the company, models made and more.
To help you determine the year made, find your serial number and then select a link from those below to sites that offer serial dates.
A= 1986 H&R will only fit the original chambering(replacement for defective rifle), 357Mag, 44mag, and shotgun barrels to these frames B= 1987 C= 1988 D= 1989 E= 1990 F= 1991 G= 1992 H= 1993 I= 1994 J= 1995 k= 1996 L=1997 M=1998 N=1999 P=2000 R=2001 S=2002 T=2003 U=2004 V=2005 W=2006 X=2007 Y=2008 serial number prefixes changed in May 2008 and on, CBA for SB2 and CAC for SB1, the only source for build year is to call and ask [IMG]resource://skype_ff_extension-at-jetpack/skype_ff_extension/data/call_skype_logo.png[/IMG](866)776-9292 The first letter N = NEF, H = H&R, the second letter denotes year of manufacture.
These pages were scanned from documents compiled over the years by the customer service department of Winchester Repeating Arms.
None of the page scans are of original documents but are simply transcribed information typed into a word processing program.
As far as I know, H&R and NEF both offered the single shot shotguns as they are owned by the same parent company.
I think they have since dropped NEF as it was redundant. From the company's website: Freedom Group is the world’s leading innovator, designer, manufacturer, and marketer of firearms, ammunition, and related products for the hunting, shooting sports, law enforcement, and military markets.