721 722 725 dates of mfg

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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by pgtr » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:10 pm

373353, 722A-244, E B, 10/55


s/n, model-calibre, code, date

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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by 700_classic » Mon May 15, 2017 5:47 pm

Let's not let this thread die...

Latest acquisition... 386775 722 BDL (marked on receiver), .244 Rem. K C date code - 5/56

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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by RHA » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:20 pm

Serial Number: 53064
Model & Caliber: 721 - .270Win
Code: RTT
Date: November 1948

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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by Whitetailguy » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:52 pm

I have a Model 721 in 30-06 S/N 23893 but I'm not understanding the date code (see pics). Shouldn't there be another letter or 2?
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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by Rem725 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:33 pm

23893 would probably be marked R SS for 11/47 or thereabouts.
Your pictures show the mark missing. I do not recall ever seeing an unmarked one.

225xx 721 30-06 E SS 10/47 (see post on page 9)
239xx 721 30-06 R SS 11/47 (page 15)

Condition on yours looks good. More pictures?
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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by Whitetailguy » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:50 am

Yes, I can shoot some more pictures. My curiosity is why the barrel isn't marked as it should be and what the actual marking means. I'm assuming that the left side mark is suppose to be a 'U' but that doesn't correspond to anything about this rifle in terms of date of manufacture. Is the mark on the bottom of the barrel anything meaningful?

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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by Rem725 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:13 pm

Look on page 5 of this topic. Click the thumbnail picture of a D SS rifle. If your 23893 was date marked, it would look like that. The U shaped mark is a proof, inspection or assembly mark as are the marks on the other side. The mark on the bottom corresponds to what is usually an index mark to index the barrel sights to the action.

Elsewhere on this forum is an explanation of the dating codes.
https://www.remingtonsociety.org/manufacture-dates/

The 23893 is stamped inside the bolt rail I assume. The condition of the blue finish looks so good I suspect a well cared for rifle, or a reblue at some time. I can see a plug screw on the scope base mount hole. It might never have been removed. Possibly replaced at a reblue. Look for signs of being polished. Rounded edges, nooks with a different sheen due to being less accessible. Also the sight we see the rear of is not a typical original (1947-1958) dovetail sight. (1958-1962) sights have a screw--on base)
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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by Whitetailguy » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:38 pm

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Serial # on bolt and rail
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Stock and butt plate S/N?
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The blue looks to be original. The stock looks like it was probably varnished over.

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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by 54bullseye » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:00 pm

The bluing sure looks original to me ! Could be the code was forgotten then overlooked by inspectors ? It is an early model. I have seen some goofy marks and codes on Remingtons. Nice rifle I would call it original other than the sights and there is nothing wrong with them ! John Taylor

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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by eastbank » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:24 am

my 721 3006 with the serial # in the left receiver rail, with a little higher # than yours does not have the rear receiver tapped and I think it may have been reblued.

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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by goldminingcub1953 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:33 pm

Whats the difference between a Model 70 and a 721? Both are 06. The 721 has a slot at the end of the chamber with 2 screw holes in the top front of the receiver plus a side safety that slides forward and back. The Model 70 has a different safety like a Mauser. On the side. Plus the same 2 threaded holes in the from top of the receiver, and a hole at the rear with a hole on the round part of the bolt. Both guns are unmodified as far as I can tell. Oh, the 721 has a screw instead of a push button to release the chamber plate. The actions look quite different as well.

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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by badriverwest » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:39 pm

721 originally .270 Winchester
sn 127042, right side of action
bought from Killeen gun shop in 1960
rear sight dovetail on enlarged part of bbl
mark just below rear sight resembles flaming bomb
front and rear rings both tapped with two holes
gun rechambered to 270/338 by Atkinson and Marquardt, Prescott, in 1961; butt pad, cheek piece added about the same time, in Fairbanks. sling swivels added a couple of years ago.
markings on bbl; left side; odd mark, PWW, sideways 6 or 9, slightly higher on bbl.
right side; 12, REP (in oval box), part of trifoil (?), part of diamond tilted left.

ran across this site searching for explanation of marks!

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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by scratchmark » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:21 pm

I recently picked up a 721 in 30-06. The serial # is 24xxx and is on the inside of the receiver. I've dated it 2/48 by the barrel codes found on this sight. It has some wear but is a tack driver. The stock is checkered and has some odd inlays. Did any factory stock come with such items? I know some stocks were checkered and my "57 shooters bible shows two different grades with checkered stocks but have found no examples to compare with. Any info would be appreciated.

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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by Ep3jflyer » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:06 am

Hope I'm posting this correctly. I have a Model 722 in 222 Remington I am trying to date. S/N is on left side and is 189370. Same side on barrel is xxx 44 , any help would be appreciated.

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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by Rem725 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:42 pm

Looks like Dec 1951
First X=December
XX=1951

Below P=June, O=July
Stampings were not always in perfect order


1839xx 721-06 P XX 6/51
1893xx 722-222 X XX 12/51
1947xx 721-06 O XX 7/51
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