The Gibson Serial Number Decoder currently supports 6 formats from 4 Factories.
For guitars made prior to 1977 use the extended search function.
Remington 700, 870 or 1100 serial/barrel number lookup will work with Remington 700, 870 or any other Remington shotgun or rifle.
It will show you date of manufacture of your firearm.
The numbers for the months, October (10), November (11), and December (12), can also be interpreted as (10) January 1970, (11) January 1971 and (12) January 1972.
Toward the end of 1967, Baldwin took over the Gretsch Company.
“Made In USA” was added to the serial number stamp and the numbers were date coded in the same way that they had been between ’65 and ’67.
As an example, 2-365 would be February (2), 1973 (3).
In January of 2003 the serial number scheme changed from the system previously used by Gretsch Guitars.
But when buying used shotgun or rifle, it is better to check when it was manufactured, that is why Remington serial number check was developed.