. 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 1980.
"F" prefix with a serial number lower than F498821 = 1989 thru Nov. 1st, 1995
"F" prefix with a serial number higher than F498821 = Nov. 1st, 1995 through the end of 2002
"G" prefix started in 2003 with the introduction of the AccuTrigger
"H" prefix started in January of 2010
Serial number prefix is "C", how is any of the above relevant?
Sorry about that. Must admit haven't read the stickys in a while.
Maybe this will help a little. The A prefix started in Dec. 1968, E998 was 1989.
Just a guess but I would say yours was made mid to late 70's.
Maybe someone will chime in that knows more.
I bought a Savage 110E (308) brand new in 1978. The serial number is C46xxxx, so I think that confirms yours is probably mid 1970s. I believe that time period all the 110E stocks had a stamped checking on the hardwood stock, earlier models the stocks were smooth.