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Post Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg
Jackalope wrote:
My father recently passed away and I'm trying to figure out his collection. He has a 722(A) (stock is as plain as you can get) which has definitely been rebarreled but it is in 22-250. From what I have gathered this was never a production caliber. Remington was able to give me the manufacturing year of 1956 but no month. Serial number is 3762xx.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.


If you go to page 1 of this thread, you'll see the serial numbers of rifles that people have, listed by the date that corresponds to the barrel date codes (from the following link).

http://www.remingtonsociety.com/rsa/que ... arrelcodes

Based on the part of the serial number you provided, it would probably fall in or around the following two numbers.

3762xx 722 244 X B 12/55
3768xx 722BDL 222 L C 2/56

Without the original barrel, you don't know what the original caliber is......however, it was obviously a short-action caliber with an '06 case head (that would fit the .22-250). So, I would guess it might have been a .244 Remington, .257 Roberts, .300 Savage or .308 Win. If I had to narrow it down further, I would guess it might have been the .244 Rem or .300 Sav. Due to some less-than-complimentary articles by some of the gun writers of the day, the .244 caliber fell out of favor and the 300 Sav. was losing popularity by the 1960s due to the popularity of the .308 Win. and many .300 Savage barrels were rechambered to .308 Win. So, my deductive "guess" would be that it was originally a .244 Rem.
The .22-250 cartridge was "legitimized" by Remington in 1965.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.22-250_Remington

If your rifle has a genuine Remington barrel (with all the proper identification stamped in it), you should be able to see when that barrel was made from the barrel date code. If it was removed from a Remington rifle, then you'll know that the rifle was re-barreled after 1965. If it is a non-Remington barrel, it could have been done almost anytime after 1956 (since the .22-250 cartridge originated in 1937)


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Post Re: 722 308 dates of mfg
I've been reading the posts about the 308 issue. All say 1956. My 722 308 has CB for a date stamp.
April 1955. It's been in my family since it was purchased new,but relative is deceased so I can't find out when it was bought.
And it is in beautiful condition having been hardly used. ie; no floor plate blueing degradation or browning of the blue. Uncut barrel with the bulged rear sight boss.
So,,,,made in 1955 as it states? Would like to know for contemplating selling.


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Love Bolt Actions wrote:
I've been reading the posts about the 308 issue. All say 1956. My 722 308 has CB for a date stamp.
April 1955. It's been in my family since it was purchased new,but relative is deceased so I can't find out when it was bought.
And it is in beautiful condition having been hardly used. ie; no floor plate blueing degradation or browning of the blue. Uncut barrel with the bulged rear sight boss.
So,,,,made in 1955 as it states? Would like to know for contemplating selling.


If you look at the list on page 1, there are several .308s listed between 1953 and 1955. So, based on the other information you mentioned, I think you could assume that the date code is correct on yours.


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Post Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg
Just joined the forum, I have a 721 .270 Stamped DXX Sept/51.
S/N 200xxx. Thanks for the list.


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I have a 722 in .222 s/n.940xx markings on the gun are cg or ruu how do i find out how old this is..


Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:42 am
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hall34 wrote:
I have a 722 in .222 s/n.940xx markings on the gun are cg or ruu how do i find out how old this is..


Go to my post at the top of this page and click on the first link in it. It is the link to the barrel date codes......which is also identified on the home page of the Remington Society website.


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Post Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg
Sry i should have looked up the page more so mine was made in 11/49. When I looked at the diagram it shows the first set of letters mine has this it dates to 1950. Does this mean this gun was repaired.


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Post Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg
hall34 wrote:
Sry i should have looked up the page more so mine was made in 11/49. When I looked at the diagram it shows the first set of letters mine has this it dates to 1950. Does this mean this gun was repaired.


I'm not exactly sure what you're looking at or comparing, but it's not all that uncommon for the serial numbers on the actions to be older than the barrel codes.....sometimes by "years". The action could have been sitting in inventory for some time before the barrel was added.
However, it's also not uncommon to find that the rifles have been sent back for some sort of servicing or repair and those codes should also be stamped into the barrel. I think I've read that a "3" indicates a return for servicing/repair.


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Post Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg
i have just got a remington 721 .270 serial #65xxx. with a barrel stamp of auu. does anyone know when this rifle was made ???


Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:09 am
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Post Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg
My rem 721 300H&H Serial 4040xx 12 PD possible man June/ 57
721 30-06 Serial 2011xx 5-4 XX 1951?
721 270 Serial 3164xx 44 PLL probably should be PZZ 1953


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Post Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg
722 chambered in 222Mag. BBl. code OG, Ser. #4371xx

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Post Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg
Finally found a 300 H&H that hadn't been butchered or re-chambered. Here's the details for it as well as for the .222 I picked up this past spring.

133739 721 300H&H O WW 7/50

211018 722 222 E XX 10/51


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Post Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg
I have a 725 in 30-06 serial 717925 date code RH for November 1961. Anyone have a later one?


Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:54 pm
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my 721 .270 was dated at march of 1949. i got it for $150.00. it would not shoot good. however after removing the sling swivel stud from touching the barrel in the barrel channel the .270 is a consistant 1" group with factory corelocks..good old rifle..


Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:38 pm
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Post Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg
my grandpas 721 was purchased used on/about Aug 58 according to his old records.
anyway:
721 30-06 ser# 23222
my brother has it now
will get the barrel code and post later


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