Manufacture date of SPT 48

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McShooter
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Manufacture date of SPT 48

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I just bought a Remington Sportsman 48 12 gauge in really great condition as far as the metal is concerned, but I need to refinish the stock and forearm. I am really excited to restore it to its former glory. I am curious as to the date of manufacture. What I read on line is that because the barrels are so easily swapped out that trying to date from the barrel stamping is not reliable. The receiver has a serial number of 303XXXX. I tried referring to the serial numbers on this site, but could not come up with anything that helped. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
ChuckD
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Re: Manufacture date of SPT 48

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If the barrel is serial numbered to the receiver, it's a good chance the date code would be correct.
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