I started working on recent (2002-present) Remington handgun ammunition lot numbers to determine their date of manufacture. Previously I equated Speer/CCI lot numbers with their manufacture date (1995 to present). So far I’ve found that the first 4 places in the Remington handgun ammunition lot number indicate the date of manufacture. First letter equates to the first or last half of a year:

R = first half of 2002

S = last half of 2002

T = first half of 2003

U = last half of 2003

V is skipped for some reason

W = first half of 2004

X = last half of 2004

Y = first half of 2005

Z = last half of 2005

A = first half of 2006

B = last half of 2006

C = first half of 2007

D = last half of 2007

E = first half of 2008

The next two digits are the day of the month, 01-31. The letter after the digits is the month, but I haven’t equated much there yet. The Remington Society’s (www.remingtonsociety.com) page showing how barrel manufacture month/year dates are determined – including skipping V – hints at how the months are generated in the lot numbers. So, is anybody else out there working on Remington ammunition lot numbers to determine manufacture dates?

# Remington Ammunition Manufacure Dates

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