Remington 1100 dating
The fact we have to live with, however, is that manufacturers, and some proof houses, seem to delight in mysterious codes that have us searching in a load of reference books and websites.
For instance, Browning and Miroku have a date code of their own, as do Spanish manufacturers and the Italian proof house.
A: In an ideal world, all manufacturers would agree to incorporate the date in the serial number, in a mutually-agreed formula using plain language.
Most barrels are not interchangeable between 1100 and 11-87 models.
Incidentally, if you buy a new gun, don’t be surprised if it was made last year, or even before that.