You will notice the year code repeats itself, but over 20 years difference, so even if it was used on the same model, in all likelihood sights or stocks would be different which would indicate the different date.You will also notice the month code spelling out BLACKPOWDERX, this is a common code in the firearms industry.One of the most often asked questions about HK firearms comes shortly after the proud new owner brings his prized new HK home, and starts looking closely at the gun. The 'N' stands for "Nitrozellulose" (Neetro-tselluloze) or "Nitrocellulose" in English. The symbol to the right of the date code is a stag horn.There are a number of unfamiliar symbols on the guns that I will explain here. This is a universal symbol found on German firearms that use modern nitrocellulose based propellants. It is the symbol of a particular proof house, located in Ulm, Germany. Remington Premier Once Fired Hulls 12 Gauge Popular shotshell for reloading. Remington Firearms Serial Numbers Decoding the serial number.
This is much like a 'UL' listing for American small appliances.Many have wondered what that mark looked like, and what it meant. The mark is illustrated below: The BWB is from the German "Bundesamt für Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung" or "Federal Bureau of Military Technical Procurement." The date coding system is very simple too.It gets tricky when you start talking about non-proofed products like firearm magazines, but the general rule is thus: The letter corresponds to the number.REMINGTON MANUFACTURING DATE CODE stamped on LH top rear of barrel, 2 or 3 digit, (month first, year after) these will normally only be the last letters as seen below, The factory says all barrels are date code stamped, well I have found some that are not, or if they are, are so erratic stamping that trying to decipher them is impossible. Both were taken off Remington 760s, with the one on the left, a 30-06 that I bought new October 10, 1954. The one on the right again a 30-06, but with a shorter barrel that I made into a knock around quad rifle with pivot mounts.(*) On 8/9/99, they stopped stamping the barrels with the date code.