• Savage Firearm Dating

    All the threads on the forum requesting the date of manufacture are getting a little out of hand and thus we (the staff) have come to the conclusion that we will no longer be dating any rifles with a serial number beginning with a letter. This is because these guns aren't that old and the letter prefix itself will give you a relative idea of when the rifle was manufactured. The "dating" service is intended more for dating and documenting the older collectable guns that are no longer in production and were made prior to 1968.

    No Letter Prefix or no serial number = made prior to 1968
    "A" prefix started in October 1968.
    "B" prefix started in March of 1972.
    "C" prefix started in November of 1975.
    "D" prefix started in March of 1979.
    "E" prefix started in August of 1982.
    "F" prefix started in June of 1989.
    "G" prefix started in January of 2002.
    "H" prefix started in January of 2010
    "J" prefix started in late July/early August 2013

    Additional Notes:
    • Savage started using the serial number letter prefix to signify their compliance with the Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968 and differentiate their firearms that were made before (no letter prefix) and after the GCA went into effect on October 22, 1968.
    • The "F" prefix range is broken up into two groups:
      • S/N F498821 or lower were made while the company was owned by an investment company while working to come out of bankruptcy protection.
      • S/N F498821 and above were made after Ron Coburn and his investors purchased the company on November 1, 1995.

    • The "G" prefix coincided with the change to the AccuTrigger and the round-back receiver.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Model 10/110 Rifle Dating started by J. Baker View original post

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