721 722 725 dates of mfg

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restosteve
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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by restosteve » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:44 pm

Hi Guys.

I found this site while searching for info on a 722 I'm picking up. Any help wouild be very much appreciated.

It's a 722 in .222 caliber. It has a dovetail rear sight and is drilled for scope mounts. I'm having a hard time figuring out the date codes. On the left side, close to the recoil lug is the number "44". About an inch forward is the letter "F". In between are marks that look like odd little lines. Sort of like a forward slash and a dash. Probably badly stamped letters or something. The serial number is 339,xxx.

Judging by what I'm seeing here, I'm putting the date around '57 or '58. But, that's just a guess.

I was thrilled to stumble onto this at a gunshop I frequent. I've always wanted a .222 and I can't wait to clean this up and get it shooting. It's in nice shape and the bore is like new.

Thank you for any info you can give me.

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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by Rem725 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:26 am

339xxx would fit nicely right between

3360xx 722 308 E ZZ 10/53
346xxx 721-270 X ZZ 12/53

I bet the letters are E ZZ
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Post by restosteve » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:46 am

Rem725 wrote:339xxx would fit nicely right between

3360xx 722 308 E ZZ 10/53
346xxx 721-270 X ZZ 12/53

I bet the letters are E ZZ
Thank you for the quik reply. That makes me happy, it's a little older than I thought.

I was a little worried about the number "44" stamped on it. I've read that a 4 stamping meant that it was a damaged gun that remington returned as unrepairable.

Can you tell me what the "44" signifies?

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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by elkhuntermark » Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:48 pm

Hi everyone, this is my first visit to RSA. My post is directed at Rem 725 or any who may be interested. I have a Rem. 722 in .222 Remington. Serial# 1120xx, AWW It has what looks like a factory upgraded stock (walnut) with a checked pistol grip. Checkering pattern is similar to the checkering on the Model 725 but not as fine straight along the bottom of the pistol grip area. Diamonds are flat like those found on a Model 725. It also has the Remington factory butt plate. Factory barrel has front and rear iron sights but is 22 inches long not 24 or 26 inches. Could this early gun have been a special order? Have you heard of other 722's in .222 Rem. with a 22 inch barrel?

I also have a Remington model 725 in .280 Rem. which I absolutely love.

Thanks. -Mark

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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by Rem725 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:39 pm

Sounds doctored. Shortened barrel. Stock could be "B" grade. Pictures?
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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by John Gyde » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:12 pm

[quote="restosteve"][quote="Rem725"]339xxx would fit nicely right between

3360xx 722 308 E ZZ 10/53
346xxx 721-270 X ZZ 12/53

I bet the letters are E ZZ[/quote]

Thank you for the quik reply. That makes me happy, it's a little older than I thought.

I was a little worried about the number "44" stamped on it. I've read that a 4 stamping meant that it was a damaged gun that remington returned as unrepairable.

Can you tell me what the "44" signifies?[/quote]
The 44 is a probably an internal inspector/proof, etc stamp. If it has a date code attached it simply means that it was returned for whatever reason. A "3" (service section received)means it went back to the factory and was repaired.

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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by Deathwind » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:57 am

ser # 448135 .264 win.mag O H barrel code 24" s.s. barrel

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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by Craig0721 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:12 am

Hello, I have a Remington 721 serial 21518, 30.06, DSS date code, September 1947. Mine has a 5 stamped on right side of barrel. Employee purchase. Has 3x9x Redfield Scope. There is no detail on wood. The 721 has the front sight, dovetailed middle and holes for a peep hole sight. Also has a brass pin above front trigger gaurd about 1/2 inch that is on both sides. Also White Line DeLuxe butt pad and a leather shoulder strap. On right side barrel is a P or R or F, its double stamped. It has a screw hole on right side where the bullet inserts and a trigger pad. Its been in the family for 50 years and has had kills at 800 to 1000 yards with 150 grain. The rifleing is like nothing I have evere seen. Thanks Craig0

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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by alleyrunner » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:31 pm

127042 721 270-338 P WW June 1950 Originally 270 Win. Rear ring tapped

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Post by ron725 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:47 pm

#1733xx 721 270 c xx apr.51
1845xx 721 300hh p xx jun 51
2219xx 721 300hh c yy apr. 52
2524xx 721 06 o yy jul. 52
438xx 722 300 sav. r tt nov. 48
3725xx 722 244 e b oct. 55
4379xx 722 243 w g aug. 60 no hump barrel
7011xx 725 06 L e feb 58
7025xx 725 06 c e apr 58
7037xx 725 rebarrel 25.06
7031xx 725 280 k e may 58
7045xx 725 06 o e jul 58
7101xx 725 270 k f may 59
7102xx 725 222 p f jun 59
7104xx 725 222 r f nov 59
7140xx 725 280 c e apr 58
7183xx 725 244 c h apr 61

706709 725 270 cal. stolen Dec. 1973 not recovered to date !

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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by Sniper » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:40 pm

Hey guys, thought I would join this forum to add this remington 722 to the list,
And maybe find out a little more about it. ser#2906xx
My dad passed away last year, and left me his Remington 722 in 257 Roberts,
with "Leupold 2x7 vari-x II" and Harris bipod. I can remember him saying. "the
dam scope cost more than the rifle". :) From what I see this rifle was made in 1953 (am I correct?) Also I would like some help identifying these markings on the barrel. Were many of these "257 Robs" made in 53?
Dad loved Remingtons.
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Post by Sniper » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:53 pm

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Post by Sniper » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:04 pm

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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by kvanwink » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:26 am

2898xx 722-257 C ZZ 4/53

Please add to list

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Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

Post by kvanwink » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:45 pm

2898xx 722-257 C ZZ 4/53


thanks for adding to the list
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