Dating savage rifle serial number
Truth be known about Enfield serial numbers is simply, the serial number was used more for production counting than any other reason.
For official references, usually the finished and issued rifle was tracked by its rack number and of course these records have long since been destroyed or lost forever.
What this page will attempt to provide is a basic overview of the serial system and where to find them along with the manufacture markings and barrel date stamp that is common on most Enfields.
SMLE rifle manufacturers were given no serial ranges to begin or end production with, so it is possible that two rifles may exist with the same serial number produced at different factories.
It is not uncommon to find the "3" stamped backwards.
For those rifles manufactured prior to 1921, rifles not found with a date code, or rifles found with ONLY a repair code, these will be dated best by using the serial number list at the bottom of the page.
Some SMLEs may be found with as little as a 3 digit number and high as a 5 digit number.
For those out there that want to get deeper into the serial number issues I would suggest purchasing either Skip Strattons or Ian Skennertons books.Use the links below and please have your model and serial number handy so you can provide it on the corresponding pages in order to find out when your gun was made.Visit Colt 1911 Website Colt is known for creating some of the highest quality firearms including the 1911 pistol supported by numerous other awesome standard and tactical pieces of equipment, from rifles to shotguns.(Manufactured from 1968 to 1984)Calibers: 22-250 Rem, 223, 220 Swift, 6mm Rem, 65mm, 243, 257, 25-06 Rem, 250/3000, 264 Win, 270 Win, 280, 284 Win, 7x57, 7mm Rem., 7mm-08 Rem, 30-06 Sprg, 300 Win Mag, 308 Win, 338 Win, 350 Rem, 35 Whelan, 358 Win Mag, 416 Taylor, 458 Win Mag, 458 Rem Mag The above chart shows the approximate first serial number shipped for the indicated year.This number should be used as a point of reference only.