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    700 BDL Varmint Special Date of Manufacture

    Hi All,

    New member here trying to educate myself on one of my 700's. Back in January I purchased a really nice M700 BDL Varmint Special in .223. After bringing it home, my dad and I started to take it apart to clean it. During that process we noticed two barrel date codes stamped on the barrel. The one on the bottom is "LY" indicating a Feb 1974 date of manufacturer. This seems to make sense based on the receiver serial number of 671XXX. Above the bottom stamping is "XA" indicating Dec 1980. The interesting part is the rifle has the "skip-line" checkering pattern on the stock typical of late 70's - 80's BDL's. To the best of our ability, everything seems original. The refile is very clean with few handling marks.

    Anyone have theories to the inconsistencies? Could the Remington factory put this together in 1980 with leftover parts? Picture attached.

    Thanks,

    Brandon

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    Your rifle was factory repaired Dec 1980. The marks after the A are the repair teck and the inspector. All your other facts are correct. You know your stuff!

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    Hey, thanks for the reply! I wonder if something happened to the original stock that it went back to Remington? Do you think they keep repair records back that far? It's always nice to know the history of a weapon. If only they could talk...especially combat weapons!

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    That I do not know. They likely do keep a record of repairs to fall back on at a later time. Its been a while though so you never know.


 

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